USC vs UC San Diego vs Denver
- Saturday, January 14, 2023
- Los Angeles, Calif.
- SCY (25 yards)
- Team Scores
- Women: USC 144, UCSD 108
- Men: USC 175, UCSD 87
- Men: USC 171, Denver 91
- Men: Denver 138, UCSD 124
Courtesy: USC Athletics
A rainy day in Los Angeles didn’t stop the USC women’s and USC men’s swim teams from defeating UC San Diego and Denver (men) on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center.
With a 144-108 win over UC San Diego, the Women of Troy improve to 5-0 on the season. Troy defeated UC San Diego 175-87 and Denver 171-91 to improve to 4-1.
On the men’s side, Harry Homans led Troy with three individual event wins (100y fly, 200y fly and 400y IM) and an appearance in USC’s winning 400y medley relay.
- Marlene Kahler: 1000y free (10.05.49), 200y free (1:49.84)
- Aela Janvier: 100y back (56.12), 200y back (1:59.72)
- Ronald Dalmacio: 100y back (49.95)
- Isabelle Odgers: 100y breast (1:01.15), 200y breast (2:10.88)
- Chris O’Grady: 100y breast (54.07)
- Genevieve Sasseville: 200y fly (2:02.24)
- Elise Garcia: 50y free (23.27)
- Anicka Delgado: 100y free (50.36)
- Justina Kozan: 500y free (4:55.23), 400y IM (4:18.42
- Harry Homans: 100y fly (47.99), 400y IM (3:55.33)
- Artem Selin: 50y free (20.25), 100y free (44.77)
USC swept four events on Saturday against UC San Diego and Denver.
- Women’s 100y Fly: Alice Waldow (first, 55.00), Anicka Delgado (second, 55.02) and Genevieve Sasseville (third, 55.36)
- Women’s 200y Back: Aela Janvier (first, 1:59.72), Waldow (2:01.55), Aria Bernal (2:04.00)
- Men’s 200y Fly: Harry Homans (first, 1:48.36), Jackson Odgers (second, 1:49.31) and Mason Morris (third, 1:51.93)
- Men’s 50y Free: Artem Selin (first, 20.25), Mateo Parker (second, 20.50) and Max Saunders (third, 20.73)
It was all USC from start to finish as the Trojans opened and closed the meet with wins in both the 400y medley relay and 200y free relay.
- Women’s 400y Medley Relay: Aela Janvier, Kaitlyn Dobler, Justina Kozan and Elise Garcia (3:41.89)
- Men’s 400y Medley Relay: Harry Homans, Chris O’Grady, Jackson Odgers and Artem Selin (3:17.21)
- Women’s 200y Free Relay: Elise Garcia, Justina Kozan, Isabelle Odgers and Caroline Famous (1:34.74)
- Men’s 200y Free Relay: Artem Selin, Max Saunders, Mateo Parker and Chris O’Grady (1:21.10)
Courtesy: UCSD Athletics
LOS ANGELES – On the road at USC for a double dual meet vs. the hosts and the University of Denver Pios, the UC San Diego men and women swim squads were felled by their opponents.
Dropping to the Pios and No. 20 Trojans, the Triton men scored 124 points against Denver’s 138, and posted a final score of 87 points to USC’s 175.
The Triton women competed head-to-head with the No. 10 Trojans to finish with a score of 108 to 144. The Denver women did not compete in the dual meet.
ON THE WOMEN’S SIDE
Kicking off the individual swims, Juli Arzave swam the 1000 yard freestyle to come in second with a time of 10:17.46. Aneta Wyzga then took third in the 200 yard freestyle. Taking second in the 100 yard breaststroke, Katja Pavicevic posted a time of 1:02.86. Sanne Dequine took third for the Tritons in the 200 yard butterfly with a time of 2:08.13.
In the 50 yard freestyle, Mackenzie Lee took third with a time of 23.80, finishing within .48 seconds of the Trojan leaders. In the following event, Aneta Wyzga took third in the 100 yard freestyle touching the wall 0.01 seconds behind second place. Pavicevic took another second-place finish in the 200 yard breaststroke with a time of 2:15.14. Arzave tallied another second-place finish in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 4:59.20. Sophie Francis finished behind Arzave with a time of 5:01.90.
Posting the first Triton women first-place finish, Jordan Phillips posted a time of 57.52 and was followed by Dequine and Sandy Li to sweep the 100 yard butterfly. Emma Keith-Brown took first in the 400 yard IM with a time of 4:30.24, only 0.05 seconds ahead of her teammate Sabrina Bennani.
ON THE MEN’S SIDE
The Tritons’ first victory came in the 200 yard freestyle when Ivan Kurakin took first by 0.5 seconds. In the 100 yard backstroke, Nathan Lee posted a 50.12 to take second, only 0.17 seconds behind first. Finishing a tenth of a second behind third, Andrija Petkovic took third for the Tritons in the 100 yard freestyle.
Robby Griswold took third in the 200 yard backstroke with a time of 1:50.66. Kurakin tallied another first-place finish in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 4:33.34, a full two seconds ahead of the next finisher. Chad Morrison took second in the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 48.88.
Battling the rain and cold, head coach Marko Djordjevic commented, “despite the weather, we still had some great performances.”
He noted Kurakin’s double wins in the 200 and 500 yard freestyle events and added, “it’s always great to see our women win relays over nationally ranked programs.”
The Triton men return home to Canyonview Aquatic Center on Jan. 20 to host Cal on Friday in dual meet. On Saturday, Jan. 28, both squads will host the annual Triton Invitational.
Courtesy: Denver Athletics
LOS ANGELES, CALIF – The University of Denver men’s swimming and diving team picked up its third dual win of the season by defeating UC San Diego on Saturday afternoon at USC. The Pioneers fell to the host trojans in that half of the double dual.
UC San Diego: 124
The Pioneers picked up points by taking spots 2-5 in the men’s 100 breast. Alex Lynch led the Denver quartet with a 56.51, Marco Nosack finished third in 57.02, Drew Grespin took fourth in 57.10 and Kelby Modene clocked in at 57.60 to take fifth.
Dylan Wright gave Denver its second win of the afternoon, finishing the 200 back in 1:48.71.
Alex Lynch made it back-to-back wins for the Pios for the first time on Saturday, taking the top spot in the 200 breast with a 2:00.48. Grespin took second in 2:04.43 and Luca Foord clocked in at 2:05.41 to take fourth.
In the second distance race of the afternoon, Hancock backed up his win in the 1000 free with a second-place finish in the 500. Hancock finished the race in 4:35.44, a tenth of a second ahead of Riley Babson who finished in third.
Nosack finished on the podium in the 400 IM, reaching the final wall in 4:01.05.
Denver’s 200 free relay combined for a 1:23.16 to close out the meet with a second-place finish.
Up Next: Denver will have next week off before heading to Air Force on Saturday, January 28 at 11 a.m. MT.