Junior then leads 400y free relay to second-best morning swim; Colupaev, Klarskov make 'B' finals.
Trojans claim best overall result since 2001.
USC's 200y medley relay sets school mark as it qualifies for final as well.
Colupaev, Quintero go 1-2 in 200y Free; Morozov 5th in 100y breast, relays impressive.
Junior leads Trojans to two relay records and posts top 50y free time of prelims.
THIS SEASON: Luca Spinazzola, a 2015 senior, is one of the NCAA's top sprint backstrokers who has made steady progress each year in school. USC's school-record holder in the 100y back who has repeatedly lowered the mark in the last two seasons, Spinazzola looks to repeat his NCAA finalist appearance in the event from last year while challenging for his first Pac-12 crown. He is part of USC's school record in the 400y medley relay and is the fifth-fastest Trojan in the 200y back.
2014: Spinazzola was a first-time NCAA Championships finalist as a 2014 junior, finishing sixth in the 100y back in 45.55 after setting the school record in prelims (45.13). He was the first Trojan to swim in the 100 back NCAA final since 2000 (when it was raced in short course meters) ... He also tied for 26th in the 200y back (1:42.66) and was 47th in the 200y IM (1:46.70). Spinazzola earned another All-American honor by helping USC to fifth in the 400y medley relay (3:05.91) and swam on USC's 14th-place 200y medley relay ... At the 2014 U.S. Summer Nationals, Spinazzola was fourth in the `B' final of the 50m back (25.86), 18th in the 100m back (55.61) and 81st in the 200m back ... He was named to the Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention team.
2013: Spinazzola was a two-time All-American as a 2013 sophomore, leading off USC's fourth-place 400y medley and fifth-place 200y medley relays at the 2013 NCAA Championships. His leadoff in the 400y medley relay of 46.36 broke Lenny Krayzelburg's long-held record that dated back to 1997 (46.55). Spinazzola lowered the mark to 46.32 in a swim-off to advance to the `B' final of the 100y back, but fell in the race and settled for 17th. He was also 33rd in the 200y back (1:44.01) ... At the 2013 Pac-12s, Spinazzola reached his first conference final, taking fourth in the 100y back (46.66). He was also 11th in the 200y back (1:44.28) and 21st in the 200y IM (1:49.43). He also led off USC's second-place 400y medley relay with a 46.62 and led off USC's fourth-place 200y medley relay ... He finished eighth (47.51) in the 100y back at the 2012 U.S. Winter Nationals ... At the 2013 U.S. Summer Nationals, he was 14th in the 100m back (55.78) and raced in the 50m back.
2012: Spinazzola competed in the 200y IM and the 100y and 200y back in exhibition races at the 2012 Pac-12 Championships after a season of providing solid dual meet depth for the Trojans ... He qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, taking 70th in the 100m back.
HIGH SCHOOL: Spinazzola won six Rhode Island state titles while at Narragansett (R.I.) High, including claiming the 500y free (4:35.56) as a senior in state-record fashion and bettering a 14-year old pool record while winning the 100y back (49.74). He won the 50y and 100y free in 2010 and the 500y free and 100y back in 2009 ... At the 2011 New England Swimming 13-19 Age Group Championships, he won the 50m and 100m free and the 100m back ... He was a national and junior national qualifier.
CLUB: Bluefish Swim Club/Chuck Batchelor.
PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 18, 1992 He is majoring in computer engineering and computer science.
SPINAZZOLA'S PERSONAL RECORDS