San Diego State University Starts Season With Annual Pentathlon

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SAN DIEGO – Head coach Mike Shrader of San Diego State swimming and diving team has released the team’s 2018-19 schedule, it was announced on Monday. The Aztecs begin its 2018-19 season on Sept. 14, when they host San Diego for the annual crosstown pentathlon meet at the Aztec Aquaplex.

SDSU’s early-season schedule features a home double dual meet against Washington State and Nevada on Sept. 21 and a dual meet against Pepperdine in Malibu on Oct. 4. After traveling to Malibu on Oct. 4, the Aztecs will continue their trek north, taking part in the Fresno Invitational on Oct. 5-6.

After a 13-day break after the road trip to Fresno, SDSU wraps up its October slate at UC San Diego, where it will face the Tritons, Boise State and UC Davis on Oct. 19. The Aztecs will then have close to a month to prepare for its biggest test of the fall semester at the Mizzou Invitational in Columbia, Mo. on Nov. 15-17.

After Thanksgiving, SDSU begins a stretch of four consecutive home meets including a dual meet against Pepperdine on Nov. 30, a double dual meet against Air Force and Cal Poly on Dec. 19, a double dual meet against Oregon State and Incarnate Word on New Year’s Eve, and a dual meet against Fresno State on January 11.

SDSU’s divers will partake in the UCLA Diving Invitational from Jan. 12 – 14. The divers will pick things back up three weeks later in Flagstaff, Ariz., participating in the Northern Arizona Diving Invitational from Feb. 1-2.

SDSU battles San Diego for the second time during the 2018-19 campaign on Jan. 18 at USD. SDSU’s final regular-season test will come at Loyola Marymount, where the Aztecs and Lions square off in a dual meet on Feb. 2.

The 2018-19 Mountain West Championships will take place in Minneapolis, Minn. The Aztecs are looking to build on a second-place finish in the 2017-18 Mountain West Championships and have finished in the top three at the conference meet in nine consecutive years.

SDSU’s divers will look to qualify for the national meet at the Zone E Diving Championships in Flagstaff, Ariz. on March 11-13. The NCAA Championships will take place in Austin, Texas from March 20 – 23.

SDSU returns eight all-Mountain West performers from last season, including rising junior Courtney Vincent, who qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 100 fly last season. Shrader enters his 12th season at the helm for SDSU and has accumulated a record of 136-15 in dual meets.

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Author: James Sica

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James Sica is the Men and Women's Assistant Coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an assistant coach at CMU in Pittsburgh, PA (2015-2017), a volunteer assistant coach with the Harvard women’s program (2014-2015) and an assistant with the Ithaca College men's program (2012-2014).

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