No. 5 USC Wins Swim Classic At SMU
Jan. 19, 2013
Junior Vladimir Morozov broke his record in the 100y free, senior Alex Lendrum won the 200y back and junior Dimitri Colupaev won the 200y IM as the No. 5 USC men's swimming and diving squad came from behind to win the two-day 2012 Swim Classic at SMU on Saturday (Jan. 19) in Dallas.
USC finished first with 330 points, edging day one leader Michigan (327). Florida was third (318) and was followed by Louisville (249), Purdue (226) and SMU (223).
The Trojans entered the final event behind Michigan by a point, but their 200y free relay of Morozov, juniors Jack Wagner and Chase Bloch and sophomore Cristian Quintero touched first in a season-best 1:19.08, beating Michigan by 0.49.
Earlier in the meet, Troy's 200y medley relay of Lendrum, Colupaev, Bloch and Morozov was second in 1:26.63.
Morozov, who tied the school record in the 100y breast on Friday in addition to winning the 50y free, won the 100y free Saturday in 41.70, an NCAA 'A' cut and lowering his 2012 school record, previously set at 41.86.
Lendrum won the 200y back in 1:44.03, winning by more than a second, while Colupaev took first in the 200y IM in 1:45.07, edging Michigan's Kyle Whitaker by 0.18. Freshman Morten Klarskov won the 'B' final of the race in 1:46.95.