USC Women Continue to Dominate Art Adamson Invitational, Led by Calypso Sheridan, Isabelle Odgers

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Calypso Sheridan. Photo Courtesy: Connor Trimble

The USC women continued their fast pace at the Texas A&M Art Adamson Invitational on Friday, the second night of finals.

USC started with a huge performance in the 200 medley relay, earning an automatic qualifying time for the NCAA Championships. Calypso Sheridan, Kaitlyn Dobler, Anicka Delgado and Laticia Transom won the event in 1:35.92. The time was the only NCAA cut in the event and beat the rest of the field, led by Texas A&M (1:39.06) by more than three seconds.

Day 1 recap

In the first individual race of the night, USC’s Isabelle Odgers crushed the field by eight seconds to win the 400 IM in 4:08.89, an NCAA “B” cut. Second place went to USC teammate Nicole Pavlopoulou (4:16.94), also in a “B” cut.

Sheridan, who has been a huge boost to the Trojans as a grad-school transfer, won the 100 butterfly in 52.10, holding off Texas A&M’s Olivia Theall (52.90). But USC took third (Makenna Turner, 53.18), fourth (Dobler, 53.19), sixth (Transom, 53.57), seventh (Hallie Kinsey, 53.64) and eighth (Genevieve Sasseville, 53.90) to dominate the event.

USC’s Dobler won the 100 breaststroke (58.72) with Odgers taking third (1:00.68) behind Nevada’s Donna dePolo (1:00.47), all three in “B” cuts.

USC’s Jade Hannah won the 100 backstroke in 53.04 ahead of Texas A&M’s Kaitlyn Owens (54.64).

Texas A&M’s Chloe Stepanek won the 200 freestyle (1:45.16) ahead of LSU’s Katarina Milutinovich (1:46.84).

USC’s Alexei Sancov won the men’s 100 butterfly in 45.97. Miljenic was second (46.03), Jackson Odgers and was fourth (47.37) behind TCU’s Piotr Sadlowski (46.66).

The Texas A&M men went 1-2-3-4 in the 400 IM with Anze Erzen (3:44.58), Munzy Kabbara (3:45.16), Andres Puente (3:45.62) and Vincent Ribeiro (3:46.44), all “B” cuts. Texas A&M’s Ethan Gogulski won the 100 back (46.14) ahead of Evangelos Makrygiannis (47.02)Air Force’s Wen Zhang won the men’s 200 free in 1:33.65, a second ahead of Texas A&M’s Kaloyan Bratanov (1:34.64), both “B” cuts.

The USC men also won the 400 medley relay as Evangelos Makrygiannis, Trent Pellini, Nikola Miljenic and Artem Selin earned a B cut 1:24.90. Pellini won the 100 breaststroke (51.28) ahead of TCU’s Janis Silins (52.11).

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