Los Angeles, CA – The No. 5 USC women’s swimming and diving team (5-3, 2-3) defeated No. 11 UCLA, 158-142, on Saturday at the Men’s Gym Pool on the UCLA campus.
Senior Paige Francis won the 100y back in a season-best 55.26 (NCAA consideration) and the 200y back in 2:00.27. Freshman Asa Sandlund won both the 500y free (4:53.83) and the 1650y free (16:44.57).
Sophomore diver Kellie Brennan had a strong showing as well, sweeping the 1-meter (290.625) and the 3-meter (299.1). Freshman Sarah Farr took second in the 1-meter in 274.275.
Sophomore Kristin MacGregor won the 100y breast in 1:02.37, a season-best time and just off the NCAA automatic qualifying time of 1:02.33.
Freshman Michala Kwasny won the 200y fly in 1:59.30 (an NCAA automatic time, though she has swum a 1:59.09 earlier this year). She also was second in the 100y fly in 55.21, an NCAA consideration time.
Junior Corrie Murphy won the 200y IM in 2:02.86, a season-best time and an NCAA consideration mark. Murphy also swam in her first 1650y free of the year and finished second in 16:46.40, another NCAA consideration time.
USC also won the 400 medley relay (Francis, MacGregor, Kwasny and Jennifer Parmenter) in 3:44.64, a season’s best.
The women’s team is next in action at the Pac-10 Championships on Feb. 24-26 in Long Beach, Calif.