USC Swimming Welcomes UC San Diego to Open Spring Season

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January 14th, 2022 College, News, Pac-12

Courtesy: USC Athletics

The No. 8 USC men’s and No. 11 USC women’s swim team continues the 2021-22 season with their first home meet of the spring against UC San Diego on Saturday (Jan. 15) at 12 p.m. at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center.

The Trojan diving squad will be across town this weekend, as they compete in Westwood, Calif. at the Bruin Diving Invitational (Jan. 14-16). 

Both swim squads enter the meet unbeaten, with records of 3-0. The Women of Troy defeated Washington State (W, 161-93), Arizona (W, 191-109) and Arizona State (W, 208-90) so far this season. The men saw action against UC Santa Barbara (W, 172-85 ), Arizona (W, 198-102) and Arizona State (W, 155.5-138.5) during the fall, posting wins against all three opponents.

At the Art Adamson Invite hosted by Texas A&M, USC won the meet after claiming 28 out of 36 events and sweeping all 10 relays.  While competing against A&M, TCU, Nevada,  Air Force, LSU and Incarnate Word, multiple Trojans posted PR’s, including sophomore Ben Dillard who took the 200y breast in a personal best 1:52.44 to set a USC school record.

The Trojans first saw action against the Tritons back in October, when USC hosted their season-opening invitational (Oct. 15-16).

Live results will be available on Meet Mobile and the meet will be streamed online here. 

TOP-25 TIMES
USC’s fall semester of swimming netted a slew of NCAA A and B cuts and spots in the nation’s top 25 list.

WOMEN (**NCAA cut)
Kaitlyn Dobler – 100y breast (57.95**) – 5th, 200y breast (2:06.56**) – 6th, 50y free (22.09) – 12th
Isabelle Odgers – 200y breast (2:07.61) – 8th, 200y IM (1:55.89) – 11th ,  400y IM (4:08.89) – 19th
Anicka Delgado – 50y free (22.19) – 19th
Laticia Transom – 100y free (47.76) – 6th , 200y free (1:43.94 – 8th
Marlene Kahler – 500y free (4:43.35) – 25th , 1650y free (16:22.30 – 25th
Calypso Sheridan – 100y back (51.79) – 14th, 100y fly (52.10) – 17th, 200y IM (1:55.76 – 10th, 400y IM (4:07.52) – 12th

MEN (**NCAA cut)
Artem Selin – 50y free (19.38) -22nd
Nikola Miljenic – 50y free (19.39) – 23rd , 100y free (42.25) – 9th , 100y fly (46.03) – 21st
Alexei Sancov – 200y free (1:3301) – 8th, 100y fly (45.97) – 19th , 200y fly (1:41.81) – 8th
Victor Johansson –  500y free (4:14.48) – 11th , 1000y free (9:03.23) – 25th, 1650y free (14:55.21) – 16th
Vaggelis Makrygiannis – 200y back (1:41.82) – 18th
Trent Pellini – 100y breast (51.28**) – 4th , 200y IM (1:44.29) – 20th
Ben Dillard – 200y breast (1:52.44) – 5th

RELAY POWER 
The Women of Troy relay quartet of Dobler, Delgado, Transom and Sheridan remain unbeaten this season as a squad, having won every relay in which they’ve competed together this season (eight wins).

In addition to being undefeated, the foursome has already posted NCAA A cuts in the 200 free relay (1:28.00), 200 medley relay (1:35.92) and 400 medley relay (3:29.74). All three times are among the top-10 in the country so far this season. Additionally, the Women of Troy have B cuts and NCAA top-25 times in both the 400y free relay (3:16.03, 16th) and 800y free relay (7:07.87, 13th).

On the men’s side, all five of the Trojans’ relays currently sit in the top-25 — 400y medley (3:06.12, 9th), 800y free (6:22.24, 10th), 200y medley (1:24.90, 17th), 400y free (2:51.33, 17th) and the men’s 200y free relay (1:17.95, 22nd).

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