Morozov Record Highlights USC's Day At SMU Classic
Jan. 18, 2013
Junior Vladimir Morozov tied the school record in the 100y breast and turned in an NCAA `A' cut in the 50y free, his pair of wins pacing the No. 5 USC men's swimming and diving team on the first day of the Swim Classic at SMU in Dallas on Friday (Jan. 18).
USC finished the first day in second place with 162 points, four behind first-place Michigan. Florida is third (153), Louisville is fourth (125), Purdue is fifth (116) and host SMU is sixth (115).
Morozov, USC's All-American and record-holding sprinter who recently won a pair of gold medals in the 50 and 100 free at the 2012 FINA Short Course World Championships for Russia, turned in a USC season-best 19.28 in the 50y free, 0.02 under the NCAA automatic standard and 0.22 off his school record.
He later clocked a 52.73 in the 100y breast, 0.13 off an NCAA `A' cut and tying Dillon Connolly's school record.
USC also won the 800y free relay, the quartet of junior Dimitri Colupaev, senior Alex Lendrum, junior Jack Wagner and sophomore Cristian Quintero turning in a 6:27.08. Colupaev's opening 1:34.81 was a Trojan season-best and a `B' cut.
USC's 400y medley relay of Morozov, freshman Morten Klarskov, junior Chase Bloch and Colupaev finished second in a season-best 3:10.69, just 0.05 behind winner Michigan. Morozov opened the race with a 46.69 in the 100y back, making him the second-fastest Trojan in that event (behind only record-holder Lenny Krayzeblurg, 46.55).
Lendrum represented USC in the 100y back final, taking second (48.69). He was also third in the final of the 400y IM (3:50.39), a Trojan season best.
Quintero won the 200y free `B' final in 1:35.60 a time that would've been third in the `A' final. Klarskov was second in the `B' final of the 100y breast in 54.82, 0.05 off his season-best.
Sophomore Jordan Gear was second on 1-meter with 310.55, 3.45 behind Purdue's Nathan Cox.
The meet concludes tomorrow, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
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