Skyline grad helps Stanford win swimming championship
March 1, 2011
It has been a big year for Stanford University freshman swimmer Andie Taylor.
The former Skyline High School sensation helped Stanford win the Pacific-10 Conference title for the second straight year Feb. 26, when the Cardinal edged California for the championship at the league meet at Federal Way’s King County Aquatic Center.
Stanford finished with 1,567.5 points with California second at 1,545.5.
Taylor, who won seven individual championships during her high school career, played a key part in Stanford’s title. She finished third in the 1,650-meter freestyle, third in the 500 freestyle and eighth in the 400 individual medley. She also swam as a member of the 800 freestyle relay, which finished second.
The former Spartan great began the season with a fantastic performance by winning the 200 freestyle, 200 butterfly and 500 freestyle in Stanford’s 187-100 victory against San Jose State.
Taylor ranks sixth in the nation in the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:06.12, which ranks fourth all-time at Stanford. She has moved into fifth all-time in the 500 freestyle and eighth in the 200 butterfly.
Later this year, Taylor will be among a field of 47 swimmers that will represent Team USA at the 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen, China.
The swimming competition takes place Aug. 14-19.
Taylor is scheduled to compete in the 400-meter individual medley and the 200 butterfly.
Taking place every two years, the World University Games are an international multisport event organized for university athletes by the International Sports Federation.