Stanford Women Swim Past USC in Pac-12 Battle of Top 10 Teams

Torri Huske. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Stanford Women Swim Past USC in Pac-12 Battle of Top 10 Teams

The Stanford women’s swimming and diving team defeated USC in a battle of top 10 teams in the country on Saturday.

The third-ranked Cardinal topped the No. 10 Trojans 175-123.

No. 3 Stanford opened the meet by winning the 200 medley relay. Claire Curzan, Allie Raab, Emma Wheal and Amy Tang won the event in 1:39.02, holding off USC’s Caroline Famous, Kaitlyn Dobler, Anicka Delgado and Elise Garcia (1:40.10).

Stanford’s Aurora Roghair won the 1000 free (9:53.66), holding off USC’s Justina Kozan (10:01.03). Roghair also won the 500 free (4:48.10).

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Stanford went 1-2-3 in the 200 free with Torri Huske (1:46.30), Taylor Ruck (1:47.77) and Natalie Mannion (1:48.03).

Curzan won the 100 backstroke in 51.51. Huske (50.99) and Curzan (51.15) went 1-2 in the 100 butterfly with Wheal (53.67) taking third.

Stanford’s Charlotte Hook won the 200 butterfly (1:56.84). Wheal won the 50 free in 22.95, ahead of Tang (23.01) and Delgado (23.07). Tang won the 100 free (49.85) ahead of Delgado (50.12) and Ruck (50.23). Alexandra Crisera won the 200 backstroke (1:58.04).

Curzan, Huske, Tang and Ruck won the 400 free relay in 3:15.15.

In one of the closest events of the meet, Stanford’s Lucy Bell won the 200 IM in 1:59.80, ahead of USC’s Isabelle Odgers (1:59.84).

USC’s Kaitlyn Dobler led a 1-2-3 finish in the 100 breaststroke. The defending NCAA champion won the race in 1:00.77, followed by Odgers (1:02.15) and Katherine Adams (1:02.79). Odgers won the 200 breaststroke (2:11.46), going 1-2 with Adams (2:14.72).

USC’s Nika Agunbiade and Carolina Sculti tied for the win on 1-meter diving with 307.40 points apiece. Sculti won 3-meter diving with 342.25 points, competing against her former Stanford teammates.