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Cardinal women swim past the Beavers in Pac-12 meet

Janet Hu won two events in Stanford's Pac-12 victory over visiting Oregon State on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Stanford Athletics.

Senior Janet Hu, sophomore Katie Ledecky, sophomore Katie Drabot and freshman Lauren Green each won a pair of events to lead the top-ranked Stanford women's swimming team to a 170-77 win over Pac-12 foe Oregon State at Avery Aquatic Center on Thursday.

Stanford (2-0, 2-0) posted the fastest time in every event for the second straight meet. The Cardinal won its 17th straight dual meet and 16th in a row over the Pac-12. It also marked the 12th consecutive dual victory on The Farm, dating back to 2014.

Katie Glavinovich

Katie Drabot
Hu won the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:54.07, and also took the 50 freestyle at 22.65. She was six seconds faster than runner-up Ledecky (2:00.25), and in the free sprint, freshman Lauren Pitzer was second at 23.10.

In her first collegiate meet at Avery, Green won the 200 butterfly (1:58.44) and the 100 free (50.04). Ledecky was tops in the 200 free at 1:44.51, and took first in the 200 individual medley (1:59.30).

Drabot and Pitzer both broke 10 minutes in the 1,000 free. Drabot was first and hit the wall at 9:46.04, while Pitzer was not far behind and finished as the runner-up in 9:50.02. Drabot was also the first to touch in the 100 butterfly (53.16).

Freshman Katie Glavinovich won the 500 free with a time of 4:49.23, freshman Brooke Forde tallied her first collegiate victory with a finish of 1:03.05 in the 100 breaststroke, sophomore Allie Szekely bested the field in the 200 breast (2:14.58), and junior Ella Eastin was tops in the 100 back (54.18).

Stanford also won both relays with a finish of 1:43.13 in the 200 medley, and 3:21.77 in the 400 free.

Diving did not compete on Thursday, but will when Stanford hosts defending ACC champion North Carolina State on Friday at 1 p.m

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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