Wright, Pollard Win Twice Apiece As Trojans Prevail At Utah|
Feb. 21, 2015
Senior Cary Wright and junior diver Collin Pollard won two events apiece and USC captured both relays as the Trojans wrapped up the regular season with a 158-139 win over host Utah on Saturday (Jan. 21) in Salt Lake City.
The No. 22 Trojans improved to 6-2 overall, 6-1 in the Pac-12, with the win over the No. 25 Utes.
Wright won the 100y back in a season-best 48.22 and later claimed the 200y IM in 1:50.77. He was also second in the 200y back (1:49.89), out of first by just 0.12.
Pollard won the 1-meter springboard with 361.80 and also took first on 3-meter with 387.08, edging freshman teammate Dashiell Enos (378.00).
Troy opened the meet with a win in the 200y medley relay as freshman Ralf Tribuntsov, senior Sergio Lujan Rivera, sophomore Michael Domagala and senior Cristian Quintero finished first in 1:27.40, USC's second-fastest time in the race this year.
USC closed the proceedings with a victory in the 400y free relay as Quintero, Tribuntsov, sophomore Reed Malone and Domagala won in 2:55.97.
Chad Bobrosky was one of three seniors to get a win in his last dual meet, touching first in the 200y free in 1:39.25, a season's best effort, while Malone was second (1:41.10).
Quintero out-touched teammate Tribuntsov to win the 50y free in his swan song dual meet, 20.54 to 20.61. Quintero later took second in the 100y free (44.17) and Tribuntsov was second in the 100y fly (48.92).
Domagala was edged in the 200y fly, his 1:50.25 just 0.24 behind Utah's David Fraser. Freshman Jonah Hu was second in the 200y breast in 2:01.79, 0.43 out of first.
In the closest race in a meet of tight finishes, freshman Pawel Furtek finished second in the 500y free with a 4:28.18, 0.01 back of Utah's Bence Kiraly. The two were no more than 0.25 off each other's pace the entire race and much closer at most of the splits.
The Trojans are off until the 2015 Pac-12 Championships in Federal Way, Wash., March 4-7.