Sophomore Haley Farnsworth swept the diving events, while nine different Stanford swimmers combined to win the nine individual swimming events. It all led to a season-opening 143-95 victory over Utah in a Pac-12 Conference meet on Friday.
Farnsworth swept the 1-meter and 3-meter events for her first collegiate victories. The San Clemente resident was four-tenths of a point better than Utah freshman Emma Ruchala on the 1-meter with a winning score of 268.88, and had a bigger cushion on the field on the higher board with a score of 305.40.
Utah freshman Clare Greenlow, a Menlo Park resident, placed fifth on the 1-meter.
Five of Stanford's winners were freshmen in their collegiate debut as Stanford (1-0, 1-0 Pac-12) won its 16th straight dual meet, and 15th consecutive Pac-12 meet.
Among the Stanford rookies to touch the wall first: Lauren Pitzer won the 200-yard freestyle (1:49.44), Lauren Green was tops in the 50 free (23.68), Hannah Kukurugya touched first in the 200 fly (1:59.81), Katie Glavinovich won the 500 free (5:00.64), and Grace Zhao had the top time in the 200 breaststroke at 2:17.47.
Among the veterens: in the 1,000 free, junior Leah Stevens opened the year with a winning effort of 10:12.79, while senior Ally Howe, a Sacred Heart Prep grad, was first in the 200 individual medley at 2:02.06, and senior Lindsey Engel was tops in the 100 free at 51.32. Sophomore Erin Voss was the only swimmer under two minutes in the 200 back at 1:59.63.
Stanford also had the top times in the 200 free relay at 1:33.39 and the 200 medley relay (1:43.59).
Five Stanford swimmers, Katie Drabot, Katie Ledecky, Janet Hu, Brooke Forde and Ella Eastin, will compete on Saturday (6 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m.) at the Pac-12 vs. USA Swimming College Challenge. Stanford's Greg Meehan is co-head coach for the Pac-12, and former Cardinal Lia Neal will be competing for the national team. The meet can be seen on Pac-12 Networks.