Chenault 2nd In 500y Free To Lead Second Day At Pac12s

    Feb. 26, 2015

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    Sophomore Chelsea Chenault finished second in the 500y free, one of five Trojans to compete in finals on the second day of the 2015 Pac-12 Women's Swimming and Diving Championships in Federal Way, Wash., on Thursday (Feb. 26).

    The Trojans moved from fourth to third after the second day of action with 351 points. Cal leads with 535 and is followed by Stanford (479.5), USC, Arizona (346), UCLA (266.5), Utah (229), Arizona State (207), Washington State (160) and Oregon State (156).

    Chenault took second in the 500y free in 4:37.55, her third career top 3 finish at the Pac-12s and her fourth final in as many events. Junior Joanna Stenkvist made her Pac-12 final debut tonight and finished seventh in the final in 4:45.56 after going 4:44.76 in prelims.

    A pair of Trojans reached the final of the 200y IM as junior Jasmine Tosky finished seventh (1:58.80) and senior Andrea Kropp took eighth (1:59.56), each making their second appearance in the Pac-12 final. In the `B' final, sophomore Maggie D'Innocenzo was sixth (14th overall) in 2:01.05.

    Junior Kasia Wilk tied Cal's Kris Vredeveld in the 50y free prelims with a 22.60, but lost the swim off and joined sophomore Evan Swenson in the `B' final. Swenson swam a 22.64 in prelims, just missing an `A' spot as well.



    In the `B' final, Swenson finished second (10th overall) in 22.54 to tie her personal best while Wilk was sixth (14th) in 22.76.

    Senior Haley Ishimatsu, the defending conference champion on 3-meter, finished fifth with 334.65 points

    Junior Natalie Kalibat finished 11th on 3-meter (270.25), just off her season best. Junior Jacqui Suitt was 20th (236.05), junior Sam Adams was 23rd (231.95), freshman Alexa Cacao was 29th (206.65) and freshman Annie Whelan was 31st (190.65).

    USC's closed the day with a fourth place in the 200y free relay as Wilk, Swenson and juniors Kendyl Stewart and Tosky swam a 1:30.29.

    In the men's diving championships competed concurrently with the women's meet, USC junior Collin Pollard finished a career-best fourth on 1-meter with 353.15 points, his seventh finals appearance in as many events as a Pac-12 competitor.