Stanford Cardinal Def. USC Trojans (Women Only)
- USC vs. Stanford (Women)
- Los Angeles, CA
- January 29, 2022
- Results PDF
- Score: Stanford 174, USC 126
The USC women hosted the Stanford women for a dual meet on Saturday January 22nd. Stanford has won every dual meet between the two dating back to 1999 which is as far back as the records go.
The Stanford women won the meet with a score of 174-126. The team was led by Regan Smith who earned two individual victories of the day. So far this season, Smith has won every individual event that she has competed in at dual meets. Her only non-first-place finishes have been when she exhibitioned the 500 freestyle, which she has done twice. She won both the 100 backstroke (51.51) and 100 butterfly (52.62). Those times were about the same she went a week ago in the dual meet against Arizona as she went times of 51.47 in the 100 backstroke and 52.43 in the 100 butterfly then. Smith currently holds the top time in the NCAA this season in the 100 backstroke as she went a 49.97 at midseason.
Stanford was also led by Brooke Forde. Forde won both the 500 freestyle (4:47.86) and 200 IM (1:58.15). This was her first time swimming the 200 IM this season. Her 500 freestyle was about a second slower than she went a week prior in a dual meet against Arizona State.
Although she did not finish first in her races, Torri Huske earned second place finishes in all three of her individual events. She finished second in the 200 freestyle (1:45.84), 100 freestyle (49.06), and 200 IM (1:58.26). This was her second time swimming the 200 freestyle in a dual meet this season, but she holds the #2 time in the NCAA this season in the event as she went a 1:42.59 at midseason.
Taylor Ruck swam to a win in the 200 backstroke touching the wall in a time of 1:53.95. This was not far off of her time from midseason (1:52.09) that places her at #8 in the NCAA this season in the event. Ruck also finished second in the 100 backstroke in a time of 52.94 which is only 0.2 seconds off of her best time from midseason.
Carolina Sculti of Stanford swept the diving events. She won the 1 meter with a score of 325.28 and the 3 meter with a score of 368.48.
Leading the way for USC was Laticia-Leigh Transom. Transom won both the 100 (49.03) and 200 (1:45.47) freestyles. Both of those swims were her fastest dual-meet times this season. Transom currently holds the #6 time in the NCAA this season in the 100 freestyle (47.76) and the #8 time in the 200 freestyle (1:43.94).
Other first place finishes:
- 200 medley relay: Stanford (1:37.55, Huske split a 23.20 on the butterfly leg)
- 100 breaststroke: Kaitlyn Dobler, USC (1:01.53)
- 200 butterfly: Lillie Nordmann, Stanford (1:58.76, dual-meet best)
- 50 freestyle: Anya Goeders, Stanford (22.61)
- 200 breaststroke: Isabelle Odgers, USC (2:10.89)
- 400 freestyle relay: USC (3:19.77, Note: the Stanford ‘A’ relay was DQed)