Trojans Finish Third At SMU Classic|
Oct. 15, 2016
Freshman Louise Hansson won the 200y IM with a meet record while sophomore Maddie Wright just missed a win in the 200y fly, second by 0.01, to highlight the No. 12 USC women's swimming and diving squad on the second and final night of the SMU Classic on Saturday (Oct. 15) in Lewisville, Texas.
USC finished third in the six-team event in which each squad competed with eight swimmers and one diver, placing one swimmer each in A and B heats. The Trojans wrapped action with 303 points. Michigan won with 325, edging Louisville's 324. UCLA was fourth (266.5) with host SMU fifth (237) and Miami (Fla.) sixth 184.5.
Hansson, the Swedish Olympian, took first in the 200y IM in 1:55.95, a meet record and 0.60 off of an NCAA A cut. She won the race by 3.48 seconds.
Wright just missed another win in the 200y fly, touching in 1:56.47 (NCAA B), 0.01 back of Michigan's Vanessa Krause's 1:56.46. Freshman Catherine Sanchez's 1:58.45 in the B heat was good for second and also a B cut.
Sophomore Kirsten Vose also posted a close-call second-place swim, finishing the 200y breast in 2:08.94 (NCAA B), 0.20 out of first. Fellow soph Riley Scott was second in the B heat of the race in 2:11.53.
Vose came back later to win the B flight of the 100y free in 49.17 while freshman Stanzi Moseley was fifth in the A heat in 49.81, both NCAA B cut swims.
Troy opened the day with a second in the 200y medley relay as junior Hannah Weiss, Scott, Hansson and Moseley went 1:39.09. USC finished with a third in the 200y free relay with Moseley, Vose, Hansson and Sanchez (1:30.98).
The USC women open its 2016-17 home schedule Friday at 2 p.m. against Florida Gulf Coast while the men's squad hosts Cal State Bakersfield at the same time.