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Cats Drop Dual Meet at Stanford
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: January 24, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. The Arizona men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams fell on the road to Stanford at the Avery Aquatics Center on Friday afternoon. The women were defeated by a score of 158-137, while the men fell 185-113.

On the women’s side, Bonnie Brandon won the first individual event of the day as she took top honors in the 1000 freestyle with a time of 9:47.32. Brandon also won first in the 200 back with a time of 1:57.06 and the 500 freestyle in 4:52.28.

The Wildcats also earned first-place points in the 1-meter diving event as freshman Michal Bower earned a score of 298.20 to take the victory.

Competing in her first meet of the spring, senior Margo Geer took the top spot in the 100 freestyle with a time of 49.26, just edging out Maddy Schaefer of Stanford as she touched in 49.34.

Meanwhile, the Wildcats picked up a victory by freshman newcomer Tjasa Oder in the 400 IM as she swam to a time of 4:22.73. Oder also finished second in the 500 free and third in the 1000 free.

To close out the day, Arizona took home first place in the 200 free relay as the team of Geer, Brandon, Grace Finnegan and Taylor Schick touched in 1:31.33.

The Arizona men got off to a good start to the day as the team of Mitchell Friedemann, Kevin Cordes, Andrew Porter and Brian Stevens won the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:14.37.

Cordes remained unbeaten in individual dual meet events as he took home the 100 breast (53.44) and 200 breast (1:57.70) titles.

Stevens picked up an individual win as he swam to an impressive time of 19.99 to take home the 50 free title. The time was a personal best for Stevens as it was his first sub-20 time in the 50 free.

Michael Sheppard capped off the Arizona first-place finishes on the day as he won the 200 back with a time of 1:47.70.

The Wildcats return to action tomorrow as they face off against Cal beginning at 1 p.m. The meet will air via tape delay on Pac-12 Networks tomorrow night at 9:30 p.m. MST.

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