No. 1 USC Opens Pac-12 Championships In Third|
Feb. 27, 2013
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USC's 200y medley relay finished second and its 800y free relay was third as the No. 1 Trojans finished the two-event opening day of the 2013 Women's Swimming and Diving Pac-12 Championships in third on Wednesday (Feb. 27) at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash.
Troy has 100 points, eight back of first-place No. 4 Stanford (118) and six behind No. 6 Arizona (116). Defending champion No. 2 Cal is fourth (108) and is followed by No. 23 ASU (100), No. 14 UCLA (96), Oregon State (90) and Utah (46). Washington State was disqualified from both relays, the Utes disqualified from one.
The quartet of senior Christel Simms, junior Kasey Carlson and freshmen Kendyl Stewart and Kasia Wilk finished in 1:36.41, 0.19 behind winner Arizona (1:36.22). The Trojans headed into the final leg in second behind Cal with the Wildcats not far behind, but Arizona speedster Margo Geer was first to the wall with Wilk holding off Stanford's charging Andi Murez for second. Cal fell to fourth.
The Trojans 800y free relay team of freshman Jasmine Tosky, junior Lynette Lim, senior Haley Anderson and junior Stina Gardell turned in a season-best of 7:01.28, 2.16 off the school record set last season.
Action continues Thursday through Saturday (Feb. 28-March 2) with prelims at 11 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m. each day.
The Pac-12 Men's Diving Championships is being held concurrently with the women's event.
Women's 3-meter is scheduled to follow the swimming prelims on Thursday while the men's 1-meter prelims and finals begin at 3 p.m. and the women's 3-meter final will begin before the final relay that night. Men's 3-meter prelims will follow the prelim lineup Friday while the women's 1-meter prelims and finals will begin at 3:30 p.m. that day. The men's 3-meter final will take place before Friday's final relay. The women's platform prelims begin at 10 a.m. Saturday with finals before the evening's final relay. The men's platform prelims and finals will begin at 1:15 p.m. Saturday.