Trojans Open Pac-12 Championships With NCAA 'A' Cut In 800 Free Relay|
Feb. 25, 2015
USC's 800y free relay posted an NCAA automatic qualifying time to highlight the No. 14 USC women's swimming and diving team's first evening of competition at the 2015 Pac-12 Championships at the Weyerhauser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash., on Wednesday (Feb. 23).
The Trojans are in fourth place after the two-event opening act of the championships with 100 points. California is first (128) and is followed by Stanford (112), Arizona (104), USC, Utah (96), Washington State (92), Oregon State (54), UCLA (54) and ASU (52).
Troy's 200y medley relay didn't go off as planned as freshman Hannah Weiss slipped at the start. But Weiss churned after that and she and senior Andrea Kropp and juniors Kendyl Stewart and Wilk finishing sixth in the nine-team race in 1:38.88.
Thursday through Saturday (Feb. 26-28), prelims begin at 11 a.m. and finals start at 6 p.m. each day. Thursday's schedule features the 500y free, 200y IM, 50y free, and 200y free relay. Friday features the 400y IM, 100y fly, 200y free, 100y breast, 100y back and 400y medley relay. Saturday's finale includes a timed final of the 1650y free, 200y back, 100y free, 200y breast, 200y fly and the 400y free relay.
Women's 3-meter prelims are scheduled to follow the swimming prelims on Thursday (Feb. 26) while the men's 1-meter prelims and finals begin at 3 p.m. and the women's 1-meter final will begin before the final relay that night. Men's 3-meter prelims will follow the prelim lineup Friday (Feb. 27) while the women's 1-meter prelims and finals will begin at 3:30 p.m. that day. The women's 3-meter final will take place before Friday's final relay. The women's platform prelims begin at 10 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 28) with finals before the evening's final relay. The men's platform prelims and finals will begin at 1:15 p.m. Saturday.