No. 4 USC Closes Regular Season With Win At Utah|
Feb. 23, 2013
Sophomore Cary Wright won a trio of races while freshman Maclin Davis won twice to lead a No. 4 USC men's swimming and diving split squad to a 183-102 win over host Pac-12 foe Utah on Saturday (Feb. 23) in Salt Lake City.
USC, with most of its NCAA qualified swimmers back in L.A., improved to 7-1, 4-1 in the Pac-12.
Spinazzola, USC's second fastest swimmer this year in the 100y back, won the event in 48.75 with freshman Jeff Swanston second (50.51).
Cushing claimed the 100y breast in a season-best 54.72 (NCAA `B'), nipping sophomore teammate Andrew Malone (54.87).
Wright won the 200y fly in 1:47.18, slightly improving on his season-best NCAA `B' cut of 1:47.30 while senior Justin DiFederico was second (1:48.28).
Davis won the 50y free in 20.73 with fellow freshmen Fred Abramyan (20.95) and Zach Wagner (21.35) second and third, respectively. Abramyan later won the 100y free in 45.63 with Pullar second in 46.42.
Sophomore Jordan Gear won the 1-meter with 322.05, 2.40 ahead of Utah's Caleb Herrick. Gear was third in the 1-meter (326.92).
Wright later won the 200y back in 1:48.11 with Swanston second (1:50.79) and Malone followed with a win in the 200y breast in 2:01.93 with Cushing second (2:02.77).
Wright won his third event in the 200y IM, finishing in 1:50.33, just ahead of Utah's Bence Kira'ly (1:50.58).
Utah closed the meet with a win in the 400y free relay (2:58.49) with USC second (3:05.78).
The Trojans are off until the Pac-12 Championships, scheduled for March 3-6 in Federal Way, Wash.