No. 3 Stanford holds off Pacific

Nolan wins three events to help lead the Cardinal to victory

Stanford Athletics

Last Updated - January 9, 2012 12:28 GMT


STANFORD, Calif. -- David Nolan opened up the new year with three wins as No. 3-ranked Stanford (5-0) behind top-three finishes in all 14 events, outdistanced visiting Pacific (4-3) 159-92 on Saturday afternoon in a dual meet.
Nolan, who owns top-15 times in five events nationally, began the afternoon with a win the 50 free (20.26), before taking home titles in the 200 back (1:46.48) and 100 fly (48.04). Classmate Jon Edwards also took home wins in the 100 back and 200 IM, posting times of 49.05 and 1:51.11, respectively.
Senior Bobby Bollier came from behind to win the 200 fly with a time of 1:49.89, overtaking teammate Mack Montgomery (1:49.89) after trailing him by .03 seconds. Montgomery out of lane eight led for the first half of the race, but Bollier's late charge over the final 50 yards gave the senior the win.

Mitchell Stoehr came from behind to win the 200 free, as he passed Bollier at the halfway mark to take home a time of 1:40.95, two seconds ahead of teammates John Lane and Chad La Tourette.
Another close race developed in the 100 free with Aaron Wayne touching the wall at 53.96, holding off teammate Geoff Cheah and his time of 54.22. Both swimmers were neck and neck after the first 50 yards.