Both ASU swimming teams lost their final meet of their weekend road trip of the Bay Area, with the men’s score at 184-101 and the women’s at 176-93.
The men’s team managed to take first in six events, including sophomore Cameron Craig winning back-to-back in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events. Craig and sophomore Zachary Poti both tied at 18 points for the men’s.
Poti’s 18 points were earned in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke, where he edged out Pac-12 Swimmer of the Week Abrahm DeVine.
Senior Christian Lorenz was close to securing first in the 200-yard breaststroke, but he finished three one-hundredths of a second behind Stanford freshman Brennan Pastorek.
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In the distance events, freshman Caitlyn Wilson secured third in the 1000-yard freestyle to avoid the sweep, and joined teammate sophomore Kendall Dawson, going 2-3 in the 500-yard freestyle.
Records were being made by the Cardinal in this meet, including Janet Hu’s 200-yard backstroke (1:53.18) becoming the fastest every swam at Stanford’s Avery Pool. Hu was also on the winning 200 medley and 200 free relay teams.
Improvements were made with sophomore Claire Fisch coming even closer to a B-cut. Her second place finish, and personal best (23.11), in the 50-yard freestyle leave her .12 away from the qualifying time.
Meanwhile, freshman Ashley McCool continued her dominance for the dive team scoring top points in both dives. Freshman Frida Kaellgren joined her in taking third for both.
Sophomore Youssef Selim won the one-meter dive, but was edged out by Stanford’s Tarek Abdelghany in the three-meter.
Stanford’s Katie Ledecky only participated in two events, but she did not disappoint in them. Her wins in the 200-yard freestyle and 400-yard individual medley were won with seconds to spare for the other swimmers.
Simone Manuel also impressed in her dominating wins in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle. Manuel also was the starting leg for the winning 200-yard freestyle relay team at the end.
The Devils return home to face another tough opponent with No. 2/4 Texas coming Friday at 2 p.m. MT.