Trojans still seventh with one day remaining.
Trojans seventh overall after second day despite Thursday morning relay DQ.
USC led by three Pac-12 champs, looking to return to top 10.
Trojans finish third night in third place in tight battle.
Trojans put four in A finals overall.
THIS SEASON: Vladimir Morozov, a 2012 Olympic bronze medalist and European Short Course Championships gold medalist who moved from Russia to the U.S. six years ago, is a 2013 junior who is among the NCAA's top sprinters. USC's fastest ever in the 50y and 100y free, he looks to defend Pac-12 titles in both races this year while also looking to improve on his NCAA top 3 finishes in both events. In addition to holding USC's records in the 50y and 100y free, he shares schools marks in the 200y and 400y free relays and the 200y and 400y medley relays and is the second-fastest at USC in the 100y back.
2012: Morozov had a mammoth year as a 2012 sophomore, his four NCAA All-American honors only a foreshadow to his international success later in the calendar. For the second year in a row, Morozov was a two-time NCAA finalist in the 50y and 100y free, improving on both as a sophomore. He took second in the 50y free in 19.08, 0.07 out of first and 0.02 off his school record. He also became the first Trojan to earn back-to-back All-American honors in the race since Bjorn Zikarsky in 1990-91. In the 100y free, Morozov took third in 42.44. Morozov also led off USC's sixth-place 200y free relay and its fourth-place 400y free relay ... At the 2012 Pac-12 Championships, Morozov won USC's first conference title in the 50y free since 1996 and Troy's first in the 100y free since 1992 - and was the first Trojan to win both in the same meet since 1977. Morozov, who was also sixth in the 200y free, also led USC's 200y and 400y free relays to second-place finishes that were a combined 0.29 seconds out of first place ... Morozov earned a spot on the Russian Olympic team after the NCAAs and made the most of it. He helped Russia to a bronze in the 400m free relay, swimming the third leg. He finished tied for 10th in the 100m back prelims, but gave up his spot in the semifinals to save energy for his same-day relay swim. Morozov also swam on Russia's 12th-place 400m medley relay. Morozov won seven medals, including two golds, at the 2012 European Short Course Championships in Chartres, France, in late November. He won gold in the 100m free (45.68) and the 100m IM (51.89). Morozov was also second in the 50m free (20.89) and won bronze in the 50m back (23.47). Morozov also picked up three silvers on the 200m free and medley relays and the mixed 200m free relay.
2011: Morozov, the 2011 Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year, put together one of USC's all-time best freshman seasons, becoming a four-time All-American, a three-time Pac-10 finalist and breaking a pair of school records - the 50y and 100y free - a combined 12 times. Morozov earned All-American honors with his fourth-place finish in the 100y free (41:88, PR) at the 2011 NCAA Championships and sixth-place in the 50y free (19.38) and by leading USC's 400y free relay to third place and its 200y free relay to fifth. His time in the 100y free marked the seventh time on the year he lowered the mark in the event. Prior to the season, the school record had stood since 1991 ... Going head-to-head with Cal senior champion Nathan Adrian at the 2011 Pac-10s, Morozov took second in both the 50y (19.06, PR) and 100y free (41.93). His 50 time yet again lowered his school record while his prelim time in the 100y (41.92) reset that mark. He was also third in the 100y back (46.90) approaching USC's long-time record in the event (46.55) ... Morozov was fourth in the 50y free and third in the 100y free at the 2010 U.S. Short Course Championships in December and also helped USC to a win in the 200y free relay. He earned national swimmer of the week notice for his efforts.
HIGH SCHOOL: Morozov, who moved to the U.S. as a prep freshman, attended Torrance (Calif.) High by way of Siberia and was named Swimming World's 2010 Male High School Swimmer of the Year. The five-time prep All-American as a senior finished his brilliant high school career by setting national high school records at the 2010 CIF Southern Section Division III Championships and at the 2010 CIF Southern Section Masters Meet. His first record came at the CIF Division III Championships, where his opening 50 yards of the 200y free relay (19.43) broke a national mark. After winning CIF titles in the 100y fly and the 100y back for the second year in a row, he came back at the CIF Masters meet to lead off a 400y free relay with a 42.87 for another national high school record. He also won Masters titles in the 100y fly (47.97) and 100y back (47.55). Those times, as well as his 42.87 in the 100y free and a 19.55 in the 50y free were all Masters records ... The 2009 and 2010 South Bay Daily Breeze Swimmer of the Year, he won the 100m free at the 2008 Junior Nationals. His 19.96 was the fastest time in California in the 2008-09 prep season, his 48.78 in the 100y back was second fastest and his 44.98 was fourth fastest.
CLUB/COACH: Swim Torrance/Mike Kauffman and Jon Carroll.
PERSONAL: Born June 16, 1992 ... He is an economics major.
MOROZOV'S PERSONAL RECORDS: