Trojans Open Season With Win Over Washington State|
Oct. 9, 2014
Four swimmers won two events apiece as the USC women's swimming and diving team kicked off the 2014-15 season with a Pac-12 win over Washington State, 150-106, under the lights at Uytengsu Aquatics Center on Thursday (Oct. 9).
Sophomores Chelsea Chenault (10:11.16) and Maggie D'Innocenzo (10:17.51) followed with a 1-2 showing in the 1000y free while junior Jasmine Tosky (1:49.89) and Stewart (1:51.21) did the same in the 200y free.
Weiss scored the first individual win of her Trojan career by throwing down an NCAA `B' cut in the 100y back (53.91), well ahead of Washington State's Loree Olson (56.90) while USC sophomore Sidney Cooke was third (57.94).
The Cougars scored their first win as Frederikke Hall (1:05.12) edged Trojan sophomore Jamie Christy (1:05.38) and WSU's Presley Wetterstrom (1:05.39) in the 100y breast.
Kropp, a breaststroke specialist, dabbled in the 200y fly tonight and won in 2:03.60 while junior transfer Lucy Worrall from Miami took third in her first meet for the Trojans in 2:05.30.
Wilk wrapped up action before the first break with a win in the 50y free (23.06) and opened up action afterward with a victory in the 100y free (51.48). USC sophomore Evan Swenson was third in the 50y free (23.89) and second in the 100 (52.52).
Weiss won her second straight event by taking the 200y back in 2:00.72, safely ahead of WSU's Olson (2:02.50) while Kropp doubled up as well with a win in her traditional 200y breast in 2:15.52. Tosky was second (2:16.11).
Chenault joined the cast of two-time winners with a 4:58.92 in the 500y free with D'Innocenzo taking second again, this time in 5:02.01. Stewart then registered her first win of the season with a 54.66 in one of her specialties, the 100y fly.
Trojan sophomore Kelsey Kafka won the final individual event, claiming the 200y IM (2:06.57) while edging Olson (2:06.88). USC closed the meet as Stewart, Tosky, Wilk and Swenson touched first in the 400y free relay in 3:26.29.