USC Sweeps UC San Diego, Trojan Men Add Victory Over Denver

USC vs UC San Diego vs Denver

  • Saturday, January 14, 2023
  • Los Angeles, Calif.
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Results
  • 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.

The Women of Troy swept the Tritons, winning all 14 events as Trojans Isabelle OdgersMarlene KahlerAela Janvier and Justina Kozan each won a pair of individual events.

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.


USC swept four events on Saturday against UC San Diego and Denver.

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.

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.

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.

Finishing the meet with a victory, the 200 yard freestyle relay team made up of Phillips, Wyzga, Josette Odgers, and Tina Reuter took first with a time of 1:34.65.

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.

Men’s Scores
Denver: 138
UC San Diego: 124

Denver: 91
USC: 171

Denver took the top two spots in the men’s 1000 free. Joseph Hancock took the top place with a 9:27.88 and Joseph Purdy was just behind his teammate with a 9:29.31.

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.

Event Wins:
Joseph Hancock – Men’s 1000 – 9:27.88
Dylan Wright – Men’s 200 Back – 1:48.71
Alex Lynch – Men’s 200 Breast – 2:00.48

Up Next: Denver will have next week off before heading to Air Force on Saturday, January 28 at 11 a.m. MT.

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