Trojans Complete Solid First Day at 2014 SMU Classic

    Morten Klarskov

    Jan. 17, 2014

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    USC turned in a handful of strong swims, led by a second-place finish in the 800y free relay, and finished a solid first day of the 2014 SMU Classic on Friday (Jan. 17) in Dallas.

    USC's 400y medley relay of seniors Chase Bloch and Dimitri Colupaev, freshman Santo Condorelli and junior Cristian Quintero were fourth in 3:11.52.

    Sophomore Morten Klarskov swam in the 'A' final of the 400y IM and took fifth (3:54.80) while freshman Michael Domagala was fourth in the 'B' final (3:52.50).

    Colupaev swam to third in the 'A' final of the 200y free in 1:35.50 while Quintero, in the 'B' final, won the heat in 1:34.57. Colupaev and Quintero are the two fastest Trojans ever in the distance.

    Condorelli swam in the 'A' final of the 50y free and took third in 20.11, 0.28 back of first. Fellow freshman Dylan Carter won the 'B' final with a 20.26. Sophomore Collin Pollard took second on 1-meter with 353.05. Domagala followed with a third in the `A' final of the 100y fly (47.97) while Bloch won the `B' race in 48.13.

    Carter was second in the `A' final of the 100y back in 47.72 and Bloch was third in the `B' in 49.45 in back-to-back events for the senior.

    Colupaev swam the `A' final of the breast, taking fifth (55.11) and Klarskov was fourth in the `B' in 54.93. USC's 800y free relay of Quintero, freshman Reed Malone, Domagala and Carter took second in 6:24.22, 3.15 out of first.

    After Friday's events, USC is listed in third place with 149 points. Michigan ranks first with 175 points and Florida second with 154 points.

    Other schools competing include Louisville (fourth with 136.50 points), Purdue (fifth with 116.50 points) and SMU (sixth with 106 points).

    The event concludes Saturday, starting at 7:30 p.m. CT.