Trojan Swimmers, Divers Edge ASU|
Nov. 15, 2003
Behind three wins from Kaitlin Sandeno and two wins each from diver Nicci Fusaro, senior Jana Krohn and freshman Kalyn Keller, USC's No. 5 women's swimming and diving team held off Arizona State, 150-149, in Tempe during the short course meters dual meet on Saturday afternoon (Nov. 15).
USC, which improved to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the Pac-10, needed at least a second place finish on the final relay to secure the win and that's exactly what it got. The quartet of Krohn, sophomore Joy Galloway, freshman Cait Connealy and junior Marisa Kozak swam a 200m free relay of 1:47.47, good enough to hang onto second.
Sandeno, a junior co-captain, won the 200m back (1:02.04), 100m free (56.05, NCAA consideration) and the 200m IM (2:12.80, NCAA automatic and less then a second off of the USC record set by Kristine Quance) to provide major points in the close competition.
Keller took first in the 1500m free (16:25.43) and also led a 1-2-3 USC finish in the 400m free with a 4:10.48, tying her season best time in the event. Galloway proved her versatility by taking second in the 50m free (27.60), the 1500m free as well as the 400m free (4:17.34). Junior Margie Pedder finished the sweep in the 400m free in third (4:19.17).
Fusaro remained unbeaten this year with two more wins in the springboard, posting a 302.03 on 1-meter and a 322.15 on 3-meter.
Krohn, a co-captain, won both fly events, taking the 100m fly in 1:01.43 (NCAA consideration) and the 200m fly in 2:13.81 (NCAA consideration). Pedder took second in the 200m fly while Connealy posted a second in the 100m fly.
Junior Joanna Fargus won the 200m back in 2:16.08 and was also third in the 100 back (1:04.89).