Morozov Breaks 20-Year USC Record In Sweep Over ASU
Nov. 13, 2010
USC freshman Vladimir Morozov broke a 20-year old USC record while senior Presley Bard was a three-time winner as the USC men's swimming and diving team downed ASU, 186-107, and the Trojan women beat the Sun Devils, 172-121, Saturday (Nov. 13) at USC's McDonald's Swim Stadium.
The meet wrapped up a perfect weekend for the No. 6 women, who beat No. 6 Arizona Friday, while it served as a big victory for the No. 14 men after a loss to the No. 5 Wildcats.
Morozov's record-breaking swim came in his leadoff of the 400y free relay, the final race of the meet. He clocked a 42.93, not only breaking a six-year old pool record of 43.59, but erasing Erik Ran's 1990 school record of 42.98. The opening swim led USC to a relay win of 2:57.42.
USC's 400y medley relay of Bard, junior Ania Kowalczyk, senior Lyndsay DePaul and freshman Kasey Carlson got the meet off on a winning note with a first-place swim in 3:42.60, well ahead of ASU's second-place effort (3:45.30). Troy's men's 400y relay of sophomore Alex Lendrum, senior Dillon Connolly, sophomore Clement Lefert and Morozov won in 3:16.96
Sophomore Haley Anderson repeated her Friday win in the 1000y free with a 9:48.64, just off her time yesterday. ASU's Tristin Baxter was second (9:56.23) and Trojan junior Amanda Smith was third (10:01.49).
The men's 1000y free was taken by Trojan junior Julian Bonse, who topped his season best with a 9:30.61 to claim first while ASU's Hayden Thomas was second (9:36.78). Trojan freshman Nick Johnson just missed second, taking third in 9:36.94.
Bard led start to finish to win the 200y free in 1:47.90 while DePaul was second in 1:48.62. Both were season bests and NCAA `B' cuts. In the men's 200y free, Lefert posted a season best and NCAA `B' cut in a winning 1:37.55 while freshman teammate Michael Godbe was second (1:41.12).
Junior Katinka Hosszu won the 100y back in 55.59 with sophomores Yumi So (56.53) and Lolo Blair (57.30) going 2-3. In the men's 100y back, freshman Chase Bloch was unchallenged in a winning 50.31 with sophomore Nick Karpov second (51.61) and freshman Jack Wagner third (51.83).
Arizona State got its first win when Rebecca Ejdervik won the 100y breast in 1:02.99, edging Trojan sophomore Jessica Schmitt (1:03.39) with USC's Tanya Krisman third (1:03.61). In the men's 100y breast, Connolly hit the wall first in 55.76, edging Morozov's 55.97.
Hosszu and So went 1-2 again, this time in the 200y fly. Hosszu won in 1:58.55 while So swam a 1:59.55. USC sophomore Justin DiFederico claimed the men's 200y fly in 1:50.68, posting a six-second win.
Bard won the 50y free in 23.37 with sophomore teammate Christel Simms in second (23.76). In the men's 50y free, sophomore Jeff Daniels shaved almost half second off of his season-best, winning in 20.33, just off the NCAA `B' cut of 20.21. Senior Emmett Walling was second in 20.93, also a season best.
In the women's 100y free, Carlson, DePaul and ASU's Shannon Landgrebe turned together at 50 yards. But DePaul took over at 75 yards and won in 50.51, a season best and just off an NCAA `B' cut while Landgrebe was second (51.23) and Carlson was third (51.23). In the 100y free, Morozov breezed to first with a 43.76 in what turned out to be merely a warmup for his record-setting 100 later in the meet.
In the 200y back, Trojan freshman Andrea Basaraba posted a season best to win in 1:59.96 with fellow frosh Meghan Hawthorne in second (2:01.04). In the men's 200y back, Lendrum pulled away quickly and raced only against the clock, nailing down an NCAA `B' cut with a 1:46.30. Sophomore teammate Nick Karpov was second (1:53.54).
Schmitt went out to a half body length lead midway through the 200y breast, but at 150 was being challenged in multiple lanes. ASU's Jordyn Green took the lead at about the 175-yard mark and won in 2:14.73. Schmitt was second in 2:15.66. Connolly won again in the 200y breast (2:07.11), posting a five-second win as teammate Matt Talmadge took second (2:12.40).
ASU's Cassandra Morrice went out fast in the 500y free and led after 200 yards, but she was caught midway through the race. Anderson took over the lead at 250 and, though challenged by Baxter, won in 4:47.96. Baxter was second (4:48.98) with Hosszu third (4:50.99). Lefert's 4:23.98 in the 500y free proved fastest with junior Richard Charlesworth clocking a 4:31.32.
Bard won her third race in the 100y fly, touching first in 54.94. ASU's Caroline Kuczynski was second (55.16) and Smith was third (56.81). White was USC's fastest in the men's 100y fly in 49.26.