BRIEF: Synchro gets second at collegiate nationals

April 1, 2010, 12:41 a.m.

The Stanford synchronized swimming team placed second in last month’s U.S. Collegiate Synchronized Swimming Championships at Avery Aquatic Center. The Cardinal’s total of 82 points was a distant second behind Ohio State’s winning total of 96 points. Schools from every level — NAIA, Division I, II and III — competed in the event.

BRIEF: Synchro gets second at collegiate nationals
The Stanford synchronized swimming team placed second at collegiate nationals last month. The team finished behind Ohio State, which ran away with the title. (RALPH NGUYEN/The Stanford Daily)

Stanford trios placed second and fourth in the trio competition, with the team of senior Taylor Durand and sophomores Maria Koroleva and Olivia Morgan scoring 93 points, and the team of Madison Crocker, Morgan Fuller and Michelle Moore scoring 90.125 points.

The Cardinal also had two of the top four scores in duets, with Koroleva and Morgan placing third with 92.5 points, and Durand and senior Debbie Chen placing fourth with 91.375 points.

Freshman Jessica Guenther was the lone Cardinal representative in the top five of the singles competition, placing fourth with a score of 89.125.

In the team competition, Stanford nearly defeated Ohio State, as the Cardinal team of Chen, Crocker, Durand, Fuller, Guenther, Moore, Alex Bollaidlaw and Corinne Smith scored a 94.875, which fell just short of Ohio State’s 95.

From the meet, Chen, Crocker, Fuller, Koroleva, Moore and Morgan all were named Collegiate All-Americans, and Durand was named an honorary All-American. Chen and Koroleva were named high point title winners.

The Cardinal’s final meet of the season will be U.S. Nationals in Huntersville, N.C. from April 14-17.

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