Louise Hansson Opens Season with 53.61 in 100 Fly as USC tops Utah

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Louise Hansson won the 100 fly in her season debut. Photo Courtesy: McKenna Ehrmantraut

USC sophomore Isa Odgers posted her first three-win day of her Trojan career, leading the USC women’s swimming team to a 143-111 win over Utah on Saturday (Oct. 12) at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center in a meet that also saw a strong debut by Louise Hansson.

Odgers took first in the 100y (1:02.30) and 200y breast (2:12.77) as well as the 400y IM (4:21.69) and also helped the Trojans to a win in the opening 200y medley relay.

Senior Louise Hansson, the two-time defending NCAA champion in the 100y fly and the NCAA record holder in the race, made her season debut today with one swim and claimed her specialty, taking the event in an easy NCAA B cut of 53.61. That led a 1-2-3 finish as sophomore Jemma Schlicht (54.62) and senior Catherine Sanchez (56.00) followed Hansson to the wall.

Sophomore Laticia Transom posted her first two-win day as a Trojan, capturing the 50y (22.90) and the 200y free (1:47.49). Transom’s 50 win was another sweep as junior Marta Ciesla (22.03) and Schlicht went (23.25).

After the first break, it was Schlict’s turn to lead a 1-2-3 finish with a 49.97 in the 100y free with Ciesla (51.26) second and senior Kirsten Vose third (51.50).

Sanchez won the 200y fly for the second meet in a row in 2:00.29 while fellow senior Tatum Wade won the 500y free (4:56.58).

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