Stanford in prelims, Art Adamson Invitational
Date of competition: Thursday, November 20, 2014
Stanford qualified six swimmers into the championship final of the 500 free Thursday morning at the Art Adamson Invitational in College Station, TX.
Junior Danny Thomson led the way, swimming a 4:24.77. He was followed, in order, by freshman Liam Egan (4:26.90), freshman Brock Turner (4:27.37) and junior Jeff Garnier (4:27.56).
Arizona State’s Barkley Perry broke the monopoly with his fifth-place swim, but Stanford sophomore Jimmy Yoder (4:27.95) and senior Drew Cosgarea (4:28.55) swam the sixth- and seventh-best times of the prelims.
Senior Dave Nolan led the Cardinal dominance in the 200 individual medley, swimming a 1:44.90 in the prelims.
Four other Stanford swimmers qualified for the championship final, with junior Ryan Arata missing the cut by .11 of a second.
Sacred Heart Prep grad Tom Kremer (1:45.73), sophomore Max Williamson (1:46.15) and junior Gray Umbach (1:46.86) finished second through fourth. Freshman Curtis Ogren was sixth in 1:48.60.
Stanford had five of the top 12 qualifying marks in the 50 free, led by freshman Sam Perry’s 20.10, which was the top time of the prelims. Sophomore Connor Black (20.22) and senior Thomas Stephens (20.40) join him in the championship finals.
Sophomore Spencer DeShon swam the ninth fastest time in 20.46, .05 seconds away from placing eighth. Palo Alto grad Andrew Liang was 12th in 20.54.
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