SWIM DELAY . . . The NCAA Men's Swimming and Diviving Championships, hosted by Ohio State, was postponed 24 hours after members of at least three teams, including Stanford, came down sick prior to Thursday's scheduled start of the national championships. The meet now will begin Friday and run through Sunday. The NCAA made the decision after calling a coaches meeting on Wednesday night. Ohio State issued a statement on Wednesday: "Eighteen student-athletes and one coach have been treated at the Ohio State University Medical Center and the Ohio State Sports Medicine Center for a possible gastrointestinal illness. The NCAA, the OSU Medical Center, Ohio State University officials and the local Ohio health department are working on the issue. One of the priorities is to ensure all teams and competitors are kept informed of developments and preventive measures. "
SWIM FINALISTS . . . Stanford swimmers Elaine Breeden and Julia Smit are two of the four finalists for the Honda-Broderick Sports Award, given annually to the nation's top swimmer. Smit, who ended her career as a 26-time All-American for the national runnersup, won the 200 and 400 individual medleys at her final collegiate meet, the NCAA Championships. She was also a part of the 400 free relay team that won , giving the senior six NCAA titles in her career. The 200 free relay and 400 medley teams each placed second at the NCAAs. Breeden, a 24-time All-American, defended her national title in the 200 butterfly at NCAAs, winning the event for the third time in four seasons. She added the 100 fly to her resume with a win in that event in 2010. Her consistency has shown throughout her career as she was a four-time All-American in five events.
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