Hansson Earns Second Seed In Tonight's NCAA 100 Fly Final

    Hanni Leach was part of USC's 200y medley relay that earned an A final spot.
    March 17, 2017

    Freshman Louise Hansson nailed down her second A final appearance in as many days in the 100y fly and led USC’s 200y medley relay into the A final as well to lead the USC women’s swimming and diving team on Friday morning (March 17) at the NCAA Championships at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind.

    Hansson, the Pac-12 title winner in the 100y fly thanks to her school record 50.39 in February, posted a 50.74 for the second-fastest prelim swim, just 0.03 back of Cal’s Noemie Thomas for the top seed. Thomas was fourth in the event at Pac-12s. Hansson edged Cal’s Farida Osman at the conference meet by 0.01. Osman is seeded in a tie for third with North Carolina’s Hellen Moffitt in tonight’s final.

    USC closed the morning session by clinching a spot in the 200y medley relay A final as sophomores Hanni Leach and Riley Scott, Hansson and senior Anika Apostalon finished seventh in prelims in 1:36.18.

    Sophomore Kirsten Vose and Scott earned USC’s other two scoring swims tonight, finishing 15th (59.79) and 16th (59.81), respectively, to clinch spots in the 100y breast B final. It will be Vose’s first scoring swim in the race (she didn’t swim it last year) and fourth overall at the NCAAS and a repeat trip to the NCAA B final for Scott.

    Trojan seniors Riley Hayward and Kelsey Kafka made their NCAA Championships debut in the final week of their swimming career in today’s 100y breast prelims. Hayward posted a PR 1:00.45 for 27th while Kafka was 42nd in 1:01.32.



    In other prelim action, freshman Becca Mann was 38th in the 400y IM (4:13.92), sophomore Maddie Wright was 37th in the 100y fly (52.97), freshman Catherine Sanchez 43rd in the 100y fly (53.41), freshmen Tatum Wade (1:46.17) and Stanzi Moseley (1:47.61) were 33rd and 46th, respectively, in the 200y free, Leach was 25th in the 100y back (52.45), Apostalon was 30th (52.68) and junior Hannah Weiss was 52nd (54.40).

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