Jan. 24, 2004
Stanford, Calif.- The Arizona men's and women's swimming and diving teams fell to conference rival Stanford after Saturday's dual meet against the Cardinal. The No. 3 men of Stanford defeated the No. 7 Wildcats 154-133 and the No. 6 Arizona women's team fell 166-134 to Stanford's No.4 women's team. The Arizona men's record drops to 4-2 overall and the women are now 5-2.
The Arizona men's diving team took the top three places in the one-meter diving competition. Senior Josh Anderson was the winner with 303.90 points. Sophomore John Collier was second (271.35) and freshman J.J Aderholt was third (235.28). In the three-meter competition Senior Alex Vollelunga took the top spot with 268.12 points and teammates Collier and Aderholt came in second and third.
On the one-meter board for the women freshman Mary Yarrison was second with 275.03 points and senior Daniela Bemme came in third with 248.30 points. Bemme also took third place on the three-meter (277.35) and Yarrison was fourth (264.00).
Sophomore Lyndon Ferns posted two first place victories for the men in the 50-yard freestyle (20.17) and the 100-yard freestyle (44.20). Senior Juan Veloz tallied a first place win in the 400-yard IM (3:59.54) and placed second in the 200-yard butterfly (1:47.06). To conclude the meet the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Ferns, senior Eric La Fleur, sophomore Simon Burnett, and junior Byron Jeffers won first place with a time of 1:20.36.
Starting things out for the women in the 1000-yard freestyle was junior Emily Mason winning the race in a time of 9:56.69. Mason also won the 500-yard freestyle with a 'B' standard qualifying time of 4:49.34. Sophomore Jenna Gresdal posted two first place victories in the 100-yard backstroke (55.67) and in the 200-yard backstroke (1:59.27). Junior Jessica Hayes placed first in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 51.13. Freshman Whitney Myers received second place in three events starting with the 200-yard butterfly (1:59.33), the 100-yard butterfly (55.49), and the 200-yard Individual Medley (2:02.69).
The Wildcats return to the pool on Fri., Jan. 30 when they host the University of Texas in a dual meet at 2 p.m. (MST).