Women's Swimming & Diving
    Carlson Breaks 50 Free Record At Winter Nationals
    Junior Kasey Carlson
    Junior Kasey Carlson

    Nov. 29, 2012


    Junior Kasey Carlson twice went under her school record in the 50y free while a host of Trojans posted NCAA `A' and `B' cuts and finished in the top three on Thursday (Nov. 29) at the 2012 AT&T Winter Nationals at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas.

    Senior Haley Anderson took second in the 500y free in 4:36.87 (NCAA `A' cut) behind only 2012 Olympic 800m champion Kathleen Ledecky (4:34.53).

    Sophomore Cristian Quintero (4:16.56) and junior Nick Johnson (4:26.42) finished second and seventh, respectively in the men's 500y free. Quintero led by 0.11 with 50 to go before he was overtaken by Michael McBroom (4:16.08). Johnson's prelim of 4:22.53 was a B cut.

    Junior Stina Gardell led five Trojans in the final of the 200y IM, taking second in 1:55.32 (`A'), second behind only Celina Li's 1:55.28. Senior Jessica Schmitt (1:56.49), junior Meghan Hawthorne (1:56.60), freshman Jasmine Tosky (1:56.67) and sophomore Andrea Kropp (1:57.30) finished 4-5-6-7, all with `B' cuts.

    Senior co-captain Alex Lendrum claimed second in the 200y IM (1:44.24, B), behind only Olympic champion Ryan Lochte (1:40.97).



    Carlson, who broke her school record in the 50y free in the opening 200y free relay with a 21.90 (A), went under the old mark (22.10) again in the 50y free with a 22.04, good for fourth overall. Fellow junior Jack Wagner took seventh in the men's 50y free with a 19.79, a solid B cut and a PR.

    USC women's 200y free relay of Carlson, Tosky, freshman Kasia Wilk and senior Christel Simms was third (1:29.47, A) while the women's 400y medley relay of freshman Kendyl Stewart, Carlson, Tosky and Wilk took second (3:32.20, A).

    The men's 200y free relay of Wagner, freshman Fred Abramyan, junior Chase Bloch and freshman Maclin Davis took second (1:19.37). Wagner opened the race with a 19.75 50 (B). USC's 400y medley relay of sophomore Luca Spinazzola, freshman Morten Klarskov, Bloch and Wagner took third in 3:11.12 (B).

    The meet continues Friday and Saturday.