Wright, Quintero Lead USC In Loss To Stanford

    Junior Cary Wright, during his win in the 200y fly.

    Feb. 8, 2014


    Juniors Cary Wright and Cristian Quintero each won a pair of races to lead the USC men's swimming and diving team, which fell to Stanford, 170-128, in a Pac-12 dual meet Saturday (Feb. 8) at the nearly completed Uytengsu Aquatics Center.

    USC fell to 3-2 overall, 2-2 in the Pac-12 while Stanford improved to 6-0, 3-0.

    Stanford chased down USC in the opening 400y medley relay as the Cardinal's David Nolan, Daniel Le, Gary Umbach and Thomas Stephens beat Troy's Dylan Carter, Sergio Lujan Rivera, Maclin Davis and Santo Condorelli, 3:13.49 to 3:13.68. Davis put USC in the lead with a 47.26 fly split and Condorelli extended the lead with 50 to go, but Stephens' final 22.69 got him to the wall first.

    Stanford's Danny Thomson next dominated the 1650y free, clocking a 15:01.41 to lead a Cardinal 1-2-3 sweep.

    Quintero posted USC's first win of the day with a 1:36.50 in the 200y free as he reeled in senior teammate Dimitri Colupaev, who took second in 1:36.74. The duo, two of USC's all-time three fastest in the distance, both touched ahead of Stanford's Tom Kremer, who was third in 1:37.00.

    Nolan, the 2013 NCAA champ in the 100y back, won the race in 48.84, coming back on Carter (48.91), who led at the 50. Stanford's Le then took the 100y breast in 54.97 while Trojan junior Andrew Malone (55.87) and sophomore Morten Klarskov (56.11) went 2-3.



    Wright won his first event of the day by taking the 200y fly in 1:47.03, holding off Stanford's charging Gray Umbach (1:47.72).

    USC appeared to sweep the 50y free, but Quintero was disqualified with a false start, giving Condorelli the win in 20.49. Davis took second in 20.50.

    In diving competed last week in L.A. in conjunction with the women's Bay Area meets, Stanford's Kristian Ipsen took the top spot on 1-meter (405.60) and 3-meter (413.40). Sophomore Collin Pollard was USC's top finisher on 1-meter (327.85) and 3-meter (329.40).

    Kremer out-touched Colupaev at the wall in the 100y free following the diving break, winning 44.46 to 44.59. Stephens was third (44.68) and Condorelli was fourth (45.42).

    Wright, out of lane 7, came from behind to win the 200y back in 1:47.16, passing Nolan (1:47.71) on the final 25. Stanford's Ryan Arata was third (1:49.40).

    Le doubled up in the 200y breast with a strong back half effort, winning in 1:59.62. Trojan freshman Steven Stumph was second (2:00.74).

    Quintero (4:26.14) and Reed Malone (4:26.72) powered through the 500y free to finish 1-2 while sophomore Ted Singley was fourth (4:33.59).

    Davis motored home in the 100y fly with a strong second 50 to win in 48.30, beating Stanford's Connor Black (48.37) to the wall. Trojan freshman Michael Domagala was fourth (48.80).

    Stanford's Max Williamson (3:53.56) and Bryan Offutt (3:57.18) went 1-2 in the 400y IM with USC's Stumph third (4:01.80).

    The Cardinal closed the meet with a win in the 200y free relay (1:20.58) while USC's quartet of Condorelli, Carter, Colupaev and Jack Wagner took second in 1:20.94.