USC 400 Medley Relay 7th To Highlight First Day Of NCAA Championships|
March 19, 2015
USC's 400y medley relay of freshman Hannah Weiss, senior Andrea Kropp and juniors Kendyl Stewart and Kasia Wilk finished seventh in the `A' final to highlight the Trojans' first day of the 2015 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships in Greensboro, N.C., on Thursday (March 19).
The Trojans finished the first day of the three-day meet in ninth with 46 points. Georgia leads with 172 points and is followed in the top 10 by California (162), Stanford (111), Texas A&M (82.5), Virginia (76), Louisville (76), Wisconsin (54), Tennessee (52), USC and Arizona (44).
Troy's 400y medley relay finished in a season-best 3:31.00 after the quartet had established a previous season-best 3:31.45 in prelims. The prelims time captured the final spot in the `A' final to give USC its seventh 400y medley relay `A' final in the past eight seasons.
Chenault finished second in the `B' final of the 500y free in 4:37.55 after going 4:40.24 in prelims.
Wilk led USC in the 50y free, finishing 24th in 22.26, a season-best and just off her personal best of 22.24. Sophomore Evan Swenson was 37th (22.57).
Senior Haley Ishimatsu finished eighth in the `B' final of 1-meter with 288.05 points. She was 12th in prelims with 301.85, less than four points from the `A' final.
The Trojans 200y free relay of Wilk, Swenson, Chenault and Stewart finished second in the `B' final in 1:28.15, just 0.28 off the school record.
The meet continues Friday and Saturday with prelims beginning at 8 a.m. and finals starting at 4 p.m. both days.