USC Men, Women Sweep Arizona Wildcats in Tucson

University of Arizona vs. University of Southern California Dual Meet

  • November 5, 2021
  • Hillenbrand Aquatic Center, Tucson, Arizona
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Full Results (PDF)
  • Team Scores
    • Men: USC 198-Arizona 102
    • Women: USC 191-Arizona 109

The visiting USC Trojans handed the Arizona men’s and women’s teams a pair of Pac-12 conference losses on Friday at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center in Tucson.

USC grad transfer Calypso Sheridan swam away with two titles in the women’s meet, while Alexei Sancov and Sean Wang were double event winners for the men.

Sheridan began the day on the winning 400 medley relay, contributing a leadoff backstroke of 54.15. She was followed by Kaitlyn Dobler (59.91), Anicka Delgado (54.00), and Laticia-Leigh Transom (49.19). Next, she led a 1-2-3 Trojan sweep in the 100 back, going 54.18. Teammates Aela Janvier (55.67) and Jade Hannah (55.89) came in second and third. Next, Sheridan won the 100 fly in 54.12, coming from behind to touch out Arizona’s Julia Heimstead (54.36) over the final 25 yards. Arizona’s Heimstead won the 200 fly in 1:59.26. Finally, Sheridan teamed up with Transom, Marta Ciesla, and Dobler to win the 200 free relay at the end of the meet. Ciesla won the 50 free; Transom won the 100 free.

Sancov began with an anchor of 43.56 on the winning 400 medley relay. He was teamed up with backstroker Evangelos Makrygiannis (48.39), breaststroker Trent Pellini (53.67), and butterflyer Nikola Miljenic (47.25). Sancov led a 1-2-3 Trojan finish in the 200 free, stopping the clock in 1:38.20. Max Saunders and Victor Johansson were next to the wall. Sancov also was the winner of the 100 fly (47.83), with teammates Jackson Odgers and Pellini coming in second and third.

Wang won both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events.

Brooks Fail scored a hat trick for the Wildcats, earning wins in the 1000 free, 200 fly, and 500 free. He began with a 9:15.23 in the 1000 free, winning by 8.5 seconds over USC’s Daniel Matheson. In the 200 fly, he captured first place with 1:45.88, just over half a second ahead of Harry Homans from USC. Finally, in the 500 free, Fail clocked a winning 4:24.49, beating USC’s Johansson by 5.8 seconds. Homans, meanwhile, logged a victory of his own in the 400 IM (3:56.70).

Ognjen Maric picked up a win for the Wildcats in the men’s 200 back, going 1:47.44.

Arizona diver Delaney Schnell won both the diving events in the women’s meet. Amalie Mortensen led a 1-2 Wildcats finish in the 200 free with 1:48.66; she was followed by teammate Felicity Passon.


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2 years ago

Good to see these dual meet results for the Trojans against Arizona and Arizona State because now USC can move out of next-to-last position in the Pac-12 and get back to competing with in-state powerhouse rivals California and Stanford.
The infusion of new and old (super senior) talent has been productive. But the downside is that it’s heavily dependent on experienced Senior and Grad talent as well as foreign talent. I hesitatingly look at the latest high school class of 2022 and 2023 signees and except for Kozan and Hodges, not a lot of high school supers signing with the Trojans.

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No pitty for the Kitty
2 years ago

UofA sucks. What a fall

2 years ago

Ya love to see it✌️

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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