No. 12 USC Women's Swimming, Diving Falls to No. 1 California

    Junior Kendyl Stewart won the 100y fly and placed third in the 100y back.
    Jan. 30, 2015


    Junior Kendyl Stewart won the 100y fly and junior Jasmine Tosky collected first in the 200y fly to lead the No. 12 USC women's swimming and diving team, which fell to No. 1 California, 197.5-102.5 on Friday (Jan. 30) in Berkeley.

    USC falls to 4-2 overall, 3-2 in the Pac-12, while California improves to 6-1, 5-0.

    Stewart won the 100y fly in 53.23, posting an NCAA `B' cut.

    Tosky claimed first in the 200y fly in 1:58.28, another NCAA `B' cut. Her time was .25 seconds ahead of Cal's Celina Li who took second.

    Senior Haley Ishimatsu swept the diving competition by earning first in both events of the day by a wide margin. Ishimatsu, the two-time defending NCAA platform champion, claimed the 1m with 306.68 points and the 3m with 335.63 points. In the 3m dive, USC's juniors Natalie Kalibat took second (294.98) and Sam Adams claimed third (292.50).

    In the 100y back, the Women of Troy took second and third with freshman Hannah Weiss posting a time of 54.04 and Stewart finishing in 54.68, both NCAA `B' cuts.

    Senior Andre Kropp took second in the 100y breast with a time of 1:03.47, just .84 seconds out of first claimed by Cal's Marina Garcia Urzainqui. Kropp also placed second in the 200y breast in 2:17.41, with Cal's Garcia Urzainqui taking first in 2:14.73.

    Another second place finished came to the Trojans in the 500y free when sophomore Chelsea Chenault, a U.S. gold medalist in the 800m free relay at the 2013 FINA World Championships, posted a 4:53.57 time. Cierra Runge took first place for Cal in 4:47.83.



    In California's two relay victories, the Golden Bears team of Bootsma, Garcia Urzainqui, Thomas and Acker held onto first in the 400y medley relay in 3:38.20, just 1.25 over USC's quartet of Weiss, Kropp, Stewart and Kasia Wilk who finished in 3:39.45. Cal's team of Mau, Bing, Bootsma and Acker teamed up to win the 400y free relay in 3:23.02 over the third place quartet of Chenault, Nikki Chang, Joanna Stenkvist and Evan Swenson (3:28.70).

    The Women of Troy will take on No. 2 Stanford tomorrow at 12 p.m. in Palo Alto, Calif.