Vissering, Domagala Win Twice To Lead USC's Opening Victory At Cal Poly|
Sept. 30, 2016
Senior Michael Domagala and sophomore Carsten Vissering each won a pair of races while sophomore Walker Bell’s win in the 1000y free was a standout among other Trojan first-place swims as the USC men’s swimming and diving team opened the 2016-17 season with a 116-81 win at Cal Poly on Friday night (Sept. 30) in San Luis Obispo.
USC, which will turn around to swim at UC Santa Barbara on Saturday (Oct. 1) at 11 a.m., opened with a 200y medley relay win with sophomores Patrick Mulcare, Vissering, Alex Valente and Kyle Grissom going 1:29.77.
Bell then kicked off the individual swimming and turned in the Trojans’ first individual win of the season with a 9:34.56 in the 1000y free with junior Pawel Furtek second (9:38.79).
Mulcare followed with a win in the 200y free (1:39.97), freshman Thomas Reed out-touching Cal Poly’s Alex Behnam for second with a strong final 50, 1:43.07 to 1:43.18.
Vissering, who is looking to add more of a presence in the sprint free this season to compliment his strong 100y breast, won the 50y free in 21.44, 0.13 ahead of the Mustangs’ Caleb Davies. Valente (21.65) and senior Maclin Davis (21.67) were third and fourth. Vissering later won the 100y breast in 55.49, 0.10 off the NCAA B standard.
Domagala won the non-NCAA Championships 100y IM in 51.06 with freshman Mark Jurek second (53.01). Domagla came back soon after to capture the 100y free in 45.56.
Valente led a 1-2-3 finish in the 100y fly with a 48.82 while junior Ralf Tribuntsov was second (49.72) and Grissom third (50.39).
Redshirt Junior Dylan Carter, in his first action since returning to the team after a year off training for the Olympics, won the 100y back in 47.56, an NCAA B cut, while Mulcare was second (49.16) and sophomore Cash Deloache third (52.23).
USC closed the meet with a win in the 400y free relay (3:04.03) with Tribuntsov, Carter, Davis and Grissom.