Louise Hansson lifts all the Trojan relays considerably, but a DQ and three 9th-place finishes sapped them considerably last year.
The senior, who is arguably the most versatile swimmers in the country, was 2nd in the Pac-12 in the 500 last year, but dropped it at NCAAs.
20-year-old Yufei Zhang edged out Katinka Hosszu, who swam the 200 back and 400 IM in addition to the 200 fly Friday night.
This would be Hosszu’s 2018 debut. Other Olympians on the psych sheets include Tom Shields, Ryan Murphy, Kathleen Baker, Abbey Weitzeil, Vlad Morozov, and Anthony Ervin.
Junior Riley Scott was arguably the most impressive swimmer of the meet, taking 3 wins individually.
USC has only a small freshman class, but blue-chip breaststroker Margaret Aroesty has potential to become a bona fide star.
Brooke Forde headlines a scary good class at #1, the Stanford Cardinal.
Kevin Litherland blasted a 15:10.93 to lead the afternoon heats of the men’s 1500 free.
Las Vegas distance standout Erica Sullivan has verbally committed to the University of Southern California’s women’s swimming and diving team.
Reece Whitley and Margaret Aroesty look to add another title to their slate at the 2017 NCSA Junior Nationals in the 200 IM.
Canada’s Mary-Sophie Harvey, who has had a great meet so far, is opting out of the 800 free on day 3.
#14 Caitlin Tycz from Long Reach Swim Club in Maine has made a verbal commitment to the USC Trojans for the fall of 2017.
National age group record-holder Maggie Aroesty has verbally committed to swim for the USC Trojans in 2017-18.
After John Shebat cranked out a huge new lifetime best in the 200 IM Thursday night, he came back for a win in the 100 back with a sharp 54.37 after a 54.86 in prelims.
Isabella Rongione, owner of two National Age Group Records, has verbally committed to USC.