The NCAA season this fall has been almost as focused on who’s not swimming as on who is. That’s because a number of key contributors have been absent, some mysteriously, for the bulk of their team’s fall dual meets.
USC All-American Carsten Vissering is studying abroad in Australia for the fall semester, but will return to Southern Cal in time for the NCAA postseason.
ASU Women VS. UCLA Results Hosted by ASU Saturday, November 4th 25 Yards Dual Meet Format For the first time since 2011…
The USC men prevailed against 153-147 over ASU in a tight dual meet Friday, while the USC women won handily, 176-122.
Utah cruised past UNLV in non-conference dual meet action.
On the men’s side, sprint ace Santo Condorelli closed in on the 20-second barrier in the 50 free, posting a 20.01 to win it ahead of Arizona’s Chad Idensohn (20.49).
Cal’s Kathleen Baker and Amy Bilquist put on a show in the 100 back, flipping in almost identical splits at the 50 before Baker pulled ahead for the win.
Following her win in the 100 breast, we saw Weitzeil in an event we don’t see her in too often: the 500 free.
Arizona kicked off a weekend of Pac-12 battles in a home dual meet against UCLA on Friday. The Wildcats outlasted the Bruins in a close battle, winning by 9 points.
Freshman Lauren Green was among the swimmers to win multiple individual races on Thursday as the Cardinal took down Pac-12 foe Oregon State at home.
Drabot held a slight lead over defending NCAA champion Ella Eastin throughout the race, holding her off in the final 50 to win it 1:54.49 to 1:54.70. That’s a lifetime best for Drabot by 5 seconds per the USA Swimming database.
The No. 4 USC women’s swimming and diving team and the No. 10 Trojan men make the biennial visit to their Pac-12 desert foes this week with a 2 p.m. meet at Arizona State in Tempe on Friday (Nov. 3) and a noon meet at Arizona in Tucson on Saturday (Nov.
Arizona freshmen Brooks Fail and Sam Iida picked up 2 wins each to help the Wildcats beat Utah.
Butterfly specialist Catherine Sanchez was a major player in the win, sweeping her individual races.
Victor Johansson, who owns the Swedish senior national records in the 800/1500 free in both SCM and LCM, has verbally committed to swim for USC next fall.