USC Posts 5 Wins Friday Night At Texas Invite

    Sophomore Carsten Vissering
    Dec. 2, 2016


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    Freshman Louise Hansson blazed to a big win in the 100y fly, sophomores Riley Scott and Carsten Vissering swept the 100y breast, Troy did the same with the 200y medley relays and junior Dylan Carter set a school record in the men’s 100y fly to lead a big Friday night (Dec. 2) at the Texas Hall of Fame Swimming Invite in Austin.

    Hansson, who posted an NCAA A cut in the 200y IM last night to go with her 200y free A cut set in October, notched her third with her 100y fly win, clocking a 51.17 to win by 0.86 and just 0.25 off Kendyl Stewart’s school record. Freshman Catherine Sanchez took seventh in the A final in 53.36 after a 53.25 in prelims. Sophomore Maddie Wright won the B final with a 53.18.

    Carter followed with a huge swim to finish second in the 100y fly in 45.27, 0.33 back of Texas’ Jack Conger (44.94) and 0.52 better than junior teammate Santo Condorelli’s 2015 school record in the race. Senior Michael Domagala was 10th (46.87), leading four Trojans in the B final.

    Freshman Becca Mann led USC’s women’s efforts in the 400y IM, 12th with a 4:19.29 while sophomore Sydney Lofquist was 13th (4:20.70). Sophomore Patrick Mulcare topped the USC men in the 400y IM, finishing eighth in 3:54.24 after a 3:51.26 in prelims. Freshman Tatum Wade blasted a 1:44.44 for a PR in the 200y free to take second place while freshman Stanzi Moseley finished eighth (1:48.20, 1:46.52 in prelims). Senior Chelsea Chenault was 15th (1:48.02).

    Scott gave USC its second win of the night with a 59.80 to win the 100y breast, leading four Trojans in the A final. Senior Kelsey Kafka turned in a PR 1:00.34 for fourth, sophomore Kirsten Vose was fifth (1:00.48) and senior Riley Hayward was eighth in 1:00.81 with another PR.

    Vissering followed with a PR 52.17 to win the men’s 100y breast, a full second ahead of second place and 0.16 off Vladimir Morozov’s school record. Freshman Mario Koenigsperger was seventh in 53.79, both times B cuts. Seniors Steven Stumph (55.61) and Ridge Altman (55.67) were 14th and 15th, respectively.

    Hansson came back to lead three Trojans in the 100y back A final, finishing fourth (52.14) after a 51.83 in prelims, 0.23 off the school record. Sophomore Hanni Leach was fifth (52.53) and junior Hannah Weiss, the school-record holder at 51.60, was eighth (53.70). Senior Anika Apostalon won the B final with a 52.58.

    USC finished off great night of racing by sweeping the 200y medley relays. The women won first as Weiss, Scott, Hansson and Apostalon hit the wall in 1:37.63, 0.81 ahead of Wisconsin. The men followed as Tribuntsov, Vissering, Carter and Condorelli won in 1:25.22, just 0.17 off an A cut.