LOS ANGELES, California, January 11. THE University of Southern California recorded wins in 22 of 32 events Saturday afternoon to post dual meet victories over the University of Wisconsin. With their wins, the USC men’s and women’s teams remain undefeated in dual meet action this season, improving their records to 3-0 on the men’s side and 5-0 on the women’s. Wisconsin’s Nick Caldwell picked up two wins for the Badgers in the 500 and 1000 freestyles.
USC Press Release
Both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams defeated Wisconsin in dual meet action on Saturday afternoon at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center in Los Angeles.
The men defeated the Badgers 151-124 to advance to 3-0 in dual meets on the year, while the women’s squad won 154-103 to improve to 5-0.
The Women of Troy started off the competition with a victory in the 200y medley relay, as the foursome of Kendyl Stewart, Kasey Carlson, Jasmine Tosky and Kasia Wilk finished with a time of 1:41.08.
In the 1000y freestyle, senior Lynette Lim and sophomore Nikki Chang finished first and second, respectively, with times of 10:07.02 and 10:09.62. The Trojans completed a sweep in the 500y freestyle, as Tosky (4:50.54) finished first, freshman Chelsea Chenault (4:53.19) second and Lim (4:55.90) third.
The Trojans took home first and second in the 200y freestyle as sophomore Joanna Stenkvist and senior Meghan Hawthornefinished tenths of seconds apart (1:50.38 and 1:50.55).
In the 100y backstroke, Stewart took home first by almost two seconds with a time of 55.23.
Carlson won her first individual victory of the day in the 100y breastroke with a time of 1:02.69. Freshman Jamie Christyalso got on the podium, coming in third with a time of 1:06.57. She then won the 100y free (49.40, NCAA `B’ qualifying time), while finishing second in the 50y free (22.85, NCAA `B’ qualifying time).
Chenault took first in the 200y butterfly (2:02.56), while Hawthorne won the 200y backstroke (2:01.70). Senior Stina Gardelladded another Trojan victory in the 200y breaststroke (2:15.76).
In 1M diving, redshirt junior Haley Ishimatsu finished first (590.90), while sophomore Natalie Kalibat took second (487.20).
On the men’s side, the Trojans took home first and second in the 200y medley relay with times of 1:27.16 and 1:28.57, respectively.
In the 1000y free, sophomore Ted Singley (9:19.95) and senior Sean Mulroy (9:35.70) finished second and third, respectively.
Junior Christian Quintero took first in the 200y free with a NCAA “B” qualifying time of 1:37.88.
Junior Luca Spinazzola won the 100y backstroke (48.27, NCAA “B” qualifying), while sophomore Jeff Swanston finished third for the Trojans (50.36).
Sophomore Morten Klarskov took first in the 100y breastroke with a time of 55.94, while junior Andrew Malone came in third with a time of 56.37.
In the 200y buttefly, freshman Michael Domagala and Singley took first and second, respectively.
Senior Jack Wagner and freshman Santo Condorelli also finished first and second in the 50y free, with Wagner’s winning time of 20.56. Wagner came back to also win the 100y free (45.95).
Sophomore Maclin Davis also came through with a victory on the day, taking first in the 100y fly with a time of 49.03.
In 3m diving, the sophomore duo of Collin Pollard and Adam Payne took first and second, respectively.
The men will return to the pool Jan. 17-18 at the SMU Classic in Dallas, Texas. The women’s squad will remain at home and will be back in action on Friday, Jan. 31 as they host California in a Pac-12 dual meet at 3 p.m.
Wisconsin Press Release
As was the trend in the first half of the season, junior leadership proved key as the University of Wisconsin men and women’s swimming and diving teams competed in a dual meet at USC on Saturday.
The Badgers garnered a total of six first-place finishes, five of which were earned by junior swimmers.
On the men’s end, Nick Caldwell earned the top two individual performances of the day as the University of Florida transfer raced to victories in both the 500-yard (4:26.79) and 1000-yard (9:18.39) freestyle races. The Sarasota, Fla. native also swam to a third-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle (46.69), less than 0.75 seconds shy of the first place time.
After earning an NCAA automatic-qualifying mark in the 200-yard backstroke in Wisconsin’s last meet, Drew teDuits continued to dominate his respective race, winning with a time of 1:46.36. The native of Fitchburg, Wis. also placed second in the 100-yard backstroke (49.24).
Junior Nick Schafer rounded out the men’s first-place finishes on the day, winning the 200-yard breaststroke (2:00.95) and finishing second in the 100-yard breaststroke (56.07).
Youth also served the men’s squad well as freshman Cannon Clifton placed second in both the 200-yard freestyle (1:40.52) and the 100-yard butterfly (50.49).
Damon Zito finished off the men’s performances with a second-place time in the 100-yard freestyle (46.66).
Overall, the men’s squad fell 124-151, while the women finished behind the Trojans 103-154.
Ivy Martin remained the epitome of consistency for the women’s squad, once again winning the 50-yard freestyle (22.60) and earning an NCAA B Cut. The junior also swam an NCAA B-qualifying time of 49.71 in the 100-yard freestyle, placing second.
Rebecka Palm closed out the Badgers’ top finishes, winning the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 55.08.
Aside from Martin’s 100-yard freestyle, the women’s squad picked up six other second-place finishes at the meet.
The 200-yard medley relay quartet of Annie Tamblyn, Anna Meinholz, Palm and Martin took second with a time of 1:42.52.
Meinholz, a sophomore, also grabbed second place in both the 100-yard (1:03.41) and 200-yard (2:19.30) breaststroke races.
Freshmen, too, played their parts for the women’s team. Madeline Hazle raced to second place in both the 100-yard (57.77) and 200-yard (2:02.75) backstroke races, while Dana Grindall finished second in the 200-yard butterfly (2:03.04).
While the swimmers competed at USC, Wisconsin’s diving team looked to make an impression at UCLA in the Bruin Diving Invitational against divers from USC, UCLA, Utah, Cal and more.
On the 1-meter board, freshman Andrew Suchla finished fourth with a total score of 592.35, while Logan Knauss finished with 565.90 points.
On the 3-meter board, Ashley Peterson scored 488.05 for the women.
The Badgers return to the pool on Fri., Jan. 17 as they compete in a meet in Christiansburg, Va. against Virginia, Harvard (men), Miami (women) and Virginia Tech.