No. 2 USC Opens Pac-12s With Pair Of Thirds On Relays|
Feb. 26, 2014
No. 2 USC kicked off the 2014 Pac-12 Women's Swimming and Diving Championships with a pair of third-place finishes in the 200y medley and 800y free relays in Federal Way, Wash., on Wednesday (Feb. 26).
USC is third after the first day with 108 points. Cal and Stanford are tied for first (120) while Arizona is fourth (104) and followed by UCLA (100), Utah (94), Washington State (92), Oregon State (86) and Arizona State (46).
The Trojans, who finished second last year, opened with a third in the 200y medley relay as the quartet of sophomore Kendyl Stewart, senior Kasey Carlson and sophomores Jasmine Tosky and Kasia Wilk took third in 1:36.54, the second fastest time of the season.
In the 800y free relay, freshman Chelsea Chenault, senior Lynette Lim, freshman Lexie Malazdrewicz and Tosky took third in 7:01.65, improving on Troy's season-best NCAA `A' cut. Chenault's leadoff time of 1:44.65 lowered her USC season-best in the event.
The championships continue Thursday through Saturday with prelims beginning at 11 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m. each day.