SDSU Aztecs Dominant on San Diego’s Senior Day

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San Diego State stayed undefeated in dual meet competition as they dropped San Diego at the USD Sports Center Pool 139-106 on USD’s Senior Day.

The Aztec women ROLLED over their neighbors USD– by the time SDSU star Anika Apostalon dove in for her first individual event, the 100 fly, the Aztecs were swimming in exhibition. Apostalon, primarily a sprint backstroker and freestyler, posted the top time in that event (55.43). She also swam the fly leg (25.18) of SDSU’s third place 200 medley relay B, as the Aztecs A and C relays finished 1-2 to kick off the meet.

San Diego State won 8 of the first 10 events to put them into exhibition, and Apostalon didn’t even swim her best events, let alone swim any individual events in position to score.

Double winner Emilie Campbell stole the breaststroke show for SDSU, taking the 100 and 200 yard versions of the discipline. She was dominant, taking the 100 breast in 1:03.52, nearly three seconds over teammate Laura Day (1:06.45) and winning the 200 breast (2:17.30) by over seven seconds. Also posting a solid victory was Frida Berggren, who took the 200 free in 1:51.66, nearly two seconds over the next best swimmer.

While SDSU was in control of most of the meet, they didn’t have an answer for USD’s Keenan Lineback, who won the 1000 free (10:21.75) as well as the 200 fly (2:05.66), the only 200 butterflier under 2:10.00. Taylor Noonan added a win of her own for the Toreros in the 500 free, touching at 5:06.41 to lead a 1-2 finish for USD. Gwen Walter finished 2nd (5:07.52). Lineback and Noonan are seniors, and were honored before the meet for their contributions to the team.

Although in exhibition, the Aztecs trailed the Toreros by over a second in the 400 free relay going into the anchor legs. SDSU anchor Chelsea Bailey ran down USD’s Walter, 51.45 to 52.94, as SDSU posted the fastest time by a few tenths. USD still won the event because SDSU was in exhibition.

WHAT’S NEXT?

The Aztecs host Pacific tomorrow, January 24th, at 11:00am PT, while the Toreros will swim their last dual meet of the season at UC San Diego, January 31st, at noon PT.

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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