Oct. 17, 2014
The USC men's swimming team cruised up Highway 101 today to open its 2014-15 season with a 152-125 win over Pac-12 foe Cal Poly on Friday night (Oct. 17).
The Trojans got scoring from a variety of sources, though a strong group of freshmen and sophomores did much of the damage as Troy got its feet wet in a competition pool for the first time this fall.
USC opened with a win in the 400y medley relay as freshman Ralf Tribuntsov, juniors Morten Klarskov and Maclin Davis and sophomore Santo Condorelli won in 3:18:12.
Freshman Pawel Furtek won the 1000y free in 9:15.00, an early season swim two seconds away from being third best on the team last year. Sophomore Reed Malone was second in 9:34.15.
Seniors Chad Bobrosky (1:41.80) and Cary Wright (1:41.99) went 1-2 in the 200y free and Tribuntsov (49.49, 1.00 off a `B' cut) and fellow freshman Jonathan Knox (51.75) went 1-2 in the 100y back.
Klarskov (56.99) and senior Andrew Malone (57.66) went 2-3 in the 100y breast before sophomore Michael Domagala won the 200y fly in 1:52.02. Domagala later finished first in the 200y IM (1:52.18).
USC swept the sprints as Condorelli (20.48) and sophomore David Morgan Jr. (21.10) finished 1-2 in the 50y free and Reed Malone next claimed the 100y free (46.29).
Wright (1:49.37) and senior Luca Spinazzola (1:51.29) went 1-2 in the 200y back while sophomore Steven Stumph (2:04.75) and junior Ridge Altman (2:05.18) did the same in the 200y breast.
Furtek doubled up with a win in the 500y free (4:32.53) while junior Ted Singley was second (4:36.42) and sophomore Dylan Carter took third (4:37.51). Singley was USC's top finisher in the 100y fly, taking third (53.87).
USC closed the meet by touching first in the 200y free as Condorelli, Morgan Jr., Carter and Davis clocked a 1:21.67.
The Trojans will next drive south and take on another Pac-12 swimming rival, UC Santa Barbara, on Saturday at 1 p.m.