No. 1 USC Women, No. 5 Men Sweep Wisconsin|
Jan. 12, 2013
In its first action in Southern California since returning from their training camp in Hawaii, USC's No. 1 women's swim team and the No. 5 men's squad swept visiting Wisconsin on Saturday (Jan. 12) at USC.
With the trappings of the newly started construction of the upcoming Uytengsu Aquatics Center surrounding the pool, the women's squad posted a 144.5-109.5 victory over the Badgers while USC's men won, 145-109.
The USC women improved to 8-0 on the year while the men moved to 5-0.
Senior Haley Anderson opened the individual events with a win in the 1000y free in 9:53.07 with Badger freshman Jenny Holtzen taking second (10:09.27). Trojan sophomore Andrea Basaraba was third (10:10.45) in a season best effort.
Wisconsin All-American and national teamer Michael Weiss won the men's 1000y free in 9:13.24 with Trojan freshman Ted Singley taking second (9:22.44).
Juniors Lynette Lim (1:48.15) and Kasey Carlson (1:50.64) finished 1-2 for USC in the 200y free while junior Dimitri Colupaev, a 2012 FINA Short Course World Championship medalist for Germany in December, made his home debut with a win in the men's 200y free (1:38.13). Juniors Michael Godbe (1:40.88) and Sean Mulroy (1:40.89) took second and third.
Freshman Jasmine Tosky, a gold medalist for the U.S. at the World Championships and the Pac-12's December Women's Swimmer of the Month, won the 100y breast in 1:03.74 while senior Danny Jordan was second (1:04.81). Trojan senior Blake Cushing, one of five seniors in their final home meet, won the men's 100y breast in 56.82.
Anderson came back to win the 200y fly in 2:02.30 with junior Stina Gardell second (2:06.42) and senior Chelsea Wild third (2:07.50). Senior Justin DiFederico also posted a win in his final meet, taking the men's 200y fly in 1:48.23 while sophomore Dakota Hodgson was second (1:51.46).
Carlson, USC's record holder in the 50y free, tied for first with Badger Ivy Martin in 23.04 with Hawthorne third (23.60).
Junior Vladimir Morozov, fresh off a gold medal in the 50m free at the World Championships, made his home debut with a 19.57 win in the 50y free, a USC season-best and an NCAA `B' cut.
Senior Christel Simms won in the 100y free in 50.53, edging Martin's 51.05 and Badger teammate Ruby Martin's 51.19. Sophomore Cristian Quintero won the men's 100y free in 45.30 with Trojan freshman Fred Abramyan second (47.05).
USC freshman Joanna Stenkvist won the 200y back (1:59.71), squeaking in just ahead of Badger senior Hannah Ross (1:59.74).
Senior All-American Alex Lendrum became the third Trojan senior to win on Saturday, taking the 200y back in 1:46.73, nicely ahead of Badger Drew Teduits (1:48.15). Spinazzola was third (1:51.79).
Sophomore Andrea Kropp, a finalist in the 200m breast at the Worlds, won the women's 200y breast in 2:12.13 with Hawthorne touching second in 2:16.73. Jordan was third (2:17.85). Freshman Morten Klarskov handily won the men's 200y breast in 2:00.31 with Badger freshman John Bushman in second (2:04.69).
Lim doubled up with a victory in the women's 500y free in 4:49.67 with Holtzen second (4:59.75) and Badger sophomore Caroline Palm third (5:02.00). Quintero won again in the men's 500y free (4:29.43), holding off a late-challenging Weiss (4:32.34).
Stewart touched first in the women's 100y fly in 54.78 with Tosky second (55.26) while junior Chase Bloch was first to the wall in the men's 100y fly (49.44), just ahead of Klarskov (49.77).
Anderson took first in her third event of the day, claiming the 400y IM in 4:15.81, just ahead of Gardell's 4:16.01. Weiss won the men's 400y IM in 3:56.73 with USC sophomore Cary Wright second (4:00.53).
USC swept the 400y medley relay with a 3:42.94 women's win and a 3:16.14 victory for the men. In the women's 200y free relay, Carlson, Tosky, Simms and freshman Kasia Wilk won in 1:32.21 while USC's men's quartet of Morozov, junior Jack Wagner, Colupaev and Bloch took first in 1:20.31.