Trojans Post 5 Wins In Dual Meet Loss At Cal|
Feb. 6, 2015
Senior Cristian Quintero made his return with a win in the 200y free, one of five victories for the Trojans Friday (Feb. 6), but the No. 22 USC men's swim team lost at No. 7 Cal, 173-127, in Pac-12 action in Berkeley.
The Trojans, who fell to 4-2 overall, 4-1 in the Pac-12, opened the meet with a win in the 200y medley relay as senior Luca Spinazzola, junior Morten Klarskov, sophomore Dylan Carter and Quintero won in 1:27.93, while the `B' relay of freshman Ralf Tribuntsov and sophomores David Morgan Jr., Michael Domagala and Santo Condorelli tied for second in 1:28.05.
Freshman Pawel Furtek took second in the 1000y free in 9:14.15, less than two seconds off his season best and 2.6 seconds behind Cal's Adam Hinshaw (9:11.55).
Quintero, who got a fourth year of eligibility last summer but did not compete in the fall while training for the World Championships, won the 200y free in 1:36.99, USC's second-best time this year and an NCAA `B' cut. He owns the USC record in the race (1:32.28).
Tribuntsov (47.61) and Spinazzola (48.16) went 2-3 in the 100y back and Klarskov finished second in the 100y breast (55.36). Wright was third in the 200y fly (1:49.01) and was later third in the 200y back (1:47.46).
Condorelli won the 50y free in 19.89 with Carter third (20.39) and junior Deon Reid led a 1-3-4 finish on 3-meter with 370.80 points. Junior Collin Pollard, who dove at Cal as a 2013 freshman, was third (359.18) with freshman Dashiell Enos fourth (310.05).
Following the diving break, Quintero was out-touched at the wall in the 100y free, 43.98 to 43.99 by Cal sophomore Ryan Murphy with Condorelli just back of them in third (44.05).
Stumph led USC in the 200y breast with a third-place 2:01.04 and sophomore Reed Malone took second in the 500y free in 4:28.45, 0.38 back of Hinshaw with Quintero third (4:31.26).
Tribuntsov took second again in the 100y fly in 48.47 while Pollard dominated the 1-meter (379.05), followed by Reid (326.10) and Enos (319.20).
In the meet's final race, USC's 400y free relay of Condorelli, Tribuntsov, Spinazzola and Carter finished second in 2:57.75, 0.47 behind Cal.
The Trojans will take on host No. 12 Stanford on Saturday at noon.