BRIEF: Cardinal synchro to compete at U.S. Collegiate Nationals at Stanford

March 10, 2010, 12:40 a.m.

Stanford’s synchronized swimming team won the West Regional in Tucson, Ariz. in February to qualify for the U.S. Collegiate Nationals, which will take place at the Cardinal’s own Avery Aquatic Center this week.

The Cardinal dominated the host school, Arizona, to win the regional, outscoring the Wildcats 102 to 41.5. Stanford swept the top three in trios – the first place trio was Taylor Durand, Olivia Morgan and Maria Koroleva; the second was Madison Crocker, Morgan Fuller and Michelle Moore; the third was Megan Hansley, Corinne Smith and Koko Urata.

Duets and singles were also showcases for the Cardinal. Koroleva and Morgan won the duet competition, while Durand and Debbie Chen placed second. Jessica Guenther won singles and Gayle Lee was second. Morgan won the elements competition as well to give Stanford a clean sweep.

Stanford’s next test will take place at home from March 11-13 against the best college teams in the country.

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