USC VS ASU (PAC-12 DUAL)
- November 4, 2022
- Uytengsu Aquatics Center, Los Angeles, CA
- SCY (25 yards)
MEN’S TEAM SCORES
- ASU – 185
- USC – 115
WOMEN’S TEAM SCORES
- USC – 180
- ASU – 103
PAC-12 rivals Arizona State and Southern California competed against each other at the USC home pool in Los Angeles on Friday. The ASU men came back from last year’s close loss to get a decisive win, scoring 185 points to the Trojans’ 115. On the women’s side, USC won again this year, but the Sun Devils tightened the gap a bit, with the final score being 180 – 103.
ASU sophomore and two-time NCAA champion Leon Marchand has returned this season with a string of individual wins. Marchand has accumulated ten wins this season after taking first place in three events against USC. He swam season-best times in the 200 breast (1:53.34) and 200 IM (1:42.55). In the 100 breast, Marchand went a 52.75, which is his fastest time in a dual meet, but his best time this season was posted at the ASU intrasquad meet (52.00).
Dolan, Sammon, and McCusker each won an individual event to contribute to the men’s team victory. Dolan claimed his win in the 100 back (47.65), defeating USC sophomore Evangelos Makrygiannis, who later took first in the 200 back (1:46.96). Sammon won the 200 free (1:36.54), and McCusker led the ASU 1-2-3 sweep in the 100 fly (47.18), with senior Alexander Colson taking second (48.17) and freshman Jonny Kulow taking third (48.49).
ASU sophomore Daniel Matheson was a former USC swimmer and came away with a win in the 1000 free (9:16.29) but took third in the 500 free (4:31.21), while USC junior Paul Retterer took first (4:27.08).
USC had three female multi-event winners. First, sophomore Marlene Kahler grabbed two wins in the distance free events, going 9:57.29 in the 1000 free and 4:52.33 in the 500 free.
Junior Hanna Henderson won the 100 back (54.39) comfortably over ASU freshman Ieva Maluka (55.81) and led a USC 1-2-3 sweep in the 200 back (1:59.65), with freshman Ashley McMillan taking second (2:00.73) and sophomore Alice Waldow taking third closely behind (2:00.94).
Finally, junior Anicka Delgado won the sprint freestyle events, going 22.89 in the 50 free and 50.01 in the 100 free, narrowly missing a sub-50 time. Delgado was also part of the winning 200 medley relay, in which she swam the fly leg with graduate student Aria Bernal swimming back, junior Kaitlyn Dobler swimming breast, and graduate student Elise Garcia swimming free.
ASU junior Lindsay Looney was the sole multi-event winner for the women’s team. She won the 100 fly (54.07) and 200 fly with a season-best time of 1:57.78.
The ASU women took second with their time in the 400 free relay (junior Erin Milligan, senior Molly Batchelor, freshman Ieva Maluka, junior Lindsay Looney) but ended up winning due to USC’s exhibition relay. ASU went 3:21.86, and USC went 3:21.49.
Other Event Winners
- Women’s 200 free: Justina Kozan (USC) – 1:48.53
- Women’s 100 breast: Kaitlyn Dobler (USC) – 1:00.50
- Men’s 200 fly: Alexander Colson (ASU) – 1:46.39
- Men’s 50 free: Artem Selin (USC) – 19.78
- Men’s 100 free: Grant House (ASU) – 43.44
- Women’s 200 breast: Isabelle Odgers (USC) – 2:11.05
- Women’s 200 IM: Charli Brown (ASU) – 2:02.68