Klarskov, Malone Lead USC Men On Day Two Of Texas Invite|
Dec. 3, 2015
Junior Chelsea Chenault won the 500y free, USC claimed the women's 400y medley relay in a near-school record and senior Morten Klarskov posted a PR in the 200y IM and got within another record to highlight the USC men's and women's swimming teams' efforts Thursday (Dec. 3) at the Texas Invitational in Austin.
Chenault won the 500y free in 4:39.94, USC's season-best effort and an NCAA `B' cut, one of many secured by Troy Thursday. Freshmen Allie Wooden (4:43.56) and Elizabeth Stinson (4:43.90) posted `B' cuts in the B final.
Junior Reed Malone led USC in the men's 500y free final in 4:19.59, USC's season best effort and a B cut. Sophomore Pawel Furtek won the B final with a `B' cut of 4:21.05 while senior Ted Singley also had a `B' cut (4:24.73) after a 4:23.51 in prelims.
Klarskov dropped a 1:45.11 in the 200y IM to finish third, 1.01 off the school benchmark and making him the fourth fastest Trojan ever in the race.
Freshmen Kirsten Vose (1:56.53, USC season-best 1:56.39 in prelims) and Riley Scott (1:58.79) finished second and fourth, respectively, in the women's 200y IM, both `B' cuts while freshman Destiny Nelson also nabbed a consideration time of 1:59.83.
Junior Anika Apostalon took third in the women's 50y free in a USC season-best 22.29 (B) while junior Evan Swenson posted her season best of 22.58 (B). Freshman Kyle Grissom led USC's men in the event with a 20.35, 12th.
USC closed the night as the women's 400y medley of junior Hannah Weiss, Vose, senior Lucy Worrall and Apostalon won in NCAA `A' cut of 3:30.62, 0.80 off of the Trojans' school record. Weiss opened with a season-best 52.20 back leg.
Action continues Friday and Saturday with prelims at 7 a.m. PT and finals at 4 p.m. both days.