Trojans Breeze Past UNLV
Dec. 17, 2010
On a cold, damp winter afternoon, USC swimming heated up the outdoor McDonald's Swim Stadium with a flurry of fast swims, sweeping UNLV in dual meet action on Friday (Dec. 17).
Led by a pair of pool records from senior Lyndsay DePaul (200y fly, 400y IM) and one from freshman Vladimir Morozov (50y free) and a host of double winners that included sophomore Christel Simms, freshman Kasey Carlson and sophomore Will Orlady, USC's women defeated the Rebels, 158-90, while Troy's men won 155-98.
USC's women kicked off the meet with a win in the 200y medley relay in 1:39.96 (USC's third best time of the year). UNLV won the men's event in 1:29.48, edging Troy's 1:29.75.
Sophomore Haley Anderson (9:54.04), senior Ellie Doran (9:54.93) and freshman Lynette Lim (9:59.40) finished 1-2-3 in the 1000y free. Doran and Lim's times were season bests. In the men's 1000y free, sophomore Richard Charlesworth won with ease (9:05.98) while junior Julian Bonse fought off UNLV's Kier Maitland to claim second (9:13.69). Bonse's time was a season-best.
Junior Amanda Smith won the 200m unchallenged in 1:47.24, a personal best and NCAA `B' cut. Junior Ania Kowalczyk emerged from a tightly bunched group to take second (1:51.60). Freshman Dimitri Colupaev edged freshman teammate Michael Godbe to win the men's 200m free in 1:38.74. Godbe was second in 1:39.10.
Simms won the 100y back wire-to-wire in 53.36 while freshman teammate Meghan Hawthorne was second (54.81) and sophomore teammate Lolo Blair was third (55.93). Simms' and Hawthorne's times were season bests and NCAA `B' cuts.
Morozov, who already this year has set USC records in the 50y and 100y free, led a 1-2-3 finish in the 100y back in 47.70, edging sophomore Alex Lendrum (47.82) while sophomore Nick Karpov was third (50.21). Lendrum's time improved his NCAA `B' cut.
In the women's 100y breast, Carlson won with a 1:00.23, just off her season-best (1:00.09) and near the NCAA `A' cut of 59.99. Sophomore Jordan Danny (1:02.62) was second with junior Ella Kidron in third (1:04.62). The men's 100y breast was a tight race at the 50 and remained so over the final 25 yards. UNLV's David Szele won in 55.19. Trojan senior Dillon Connolly was second (56.19).
DePaul, ranked No. 2 in the nation in the 200y fly behind teammate Katinka Hosszu, cruised to first in the event in 1:53.28. The time erased the pool record held previously by Cal's Natalie Coughlin (1:54.55) set in 2002. Junior Tanya Krisman was second in 1:55.71, just off her season-best.
The Trojans swept the 200y fly as freshman Chase Bloch won in 1:47.48. In second was Justin DiFedrico (1:47.73) while Spencer DiDio was third (1:51.47). Bloch's time was an NCAA `B' cut and a season-best while Didio lowered his season best .
Carlson claimed her second win in the women's 50y free in 22.76. Sophomore teammate Kate Shumway was second (23.86). In the men's 50y free, UNLV's Steven Nelms won in 20.57 to lead a Rebel 1-2 finish. USC's Jack Wagner was third (20.73, season best).
Simms came back to follow her win in the 100y back with one in the 100y free in a personal best 49.60, improving her NCAA `B' cut. Hawthorne was second in 51.00. Morozov followed his win in the 100y back with an easy 43.04 to win the men's 100y free. In second was UNLV's Nelms (45.83) while Trojan sophomore Pieter Kranenburg was third (46.20, season best).
Blair and sophomore Yumi So battled for first in the 200y back with Blair winning in 1:58.20 and So taking second in 1:58.85. Both were season-best and NCAA `B' cuts. In the men's 200y back, Lendrum swam away from the field to win in 1:43.00, more than seven seconds ahead of second and a season-best (just off his PR of 1:42.99).
Sophomore Jessica Schmitt breezed through the 200m breast to win in 2:09.62, locking down an NCAA `A' cut with a season-best effort. Danny was second (2:14.69). In the men's 200y breast, Orlady out-dueled Connolly to win in a season-best 2:02.45. Connolly was second in 2:02.74
Freshman Lynette Lim won the 500y free in 4:49.18 while Hawthorne was second in 4:51.95. Both were season-best and NCAA `B' cut efforts. In the men's 500y free, Charlesworth won again in 4:23.90. Godbe was second in 4:33.12.
Krisman took charge of the 100y fly and won in 53.60, improving her season-best NCAA `B' cut. Smith was second in 54.87, a season best and just off a `B' cut. Bloch won the men's 100y fly in 47.78, improving his NCAA `B' cut
In the 400y IM, DePaul erased Hosszu's pool record with a 4:05.42 for her third NCAA `A' cut this year. Schmitt dropped 10 seconds off her season best to take second in an NCAA `B' cut of 4:12.72. In the men's 400y IM, Orlady won again in 3:56.12 with freshman Sean Mulroy in second (3:58.69). Both were season bests while Orlady's time neared an NCAA `B' cut.
USC's Carlson, DePaul, Smith and Simms closed the meet with a win in the 200y free relay in 1:31.73. The men's quartet of Morozov, Colupaev, junior Patrick White and senior Emmett Walling won in 1:20.66. Morozov's 19.71 to lead off the race broke the pool record of 19.96 by Stanford's David Dunford in 2008.