Freshmen Hansson, Gowlett Lead USC In SMU Classic Opener

    Oct. 14, 2016

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    Freshmen Louise Hansson (200y free) and Naomi Gowlett (1-meter) each posted first-place performances to lead No. 12 USC on the first night of the SMU Classic on Friday (Oct. 14) in Lewisville, Texas.

    USC finished in second with 156 points, one back of Michigan and one ahead of Louisville. UCLA is fourth (137), SMU fifth (117) and Miami (Fla.) sixth (82).

    Hansson, the Swedish Olympian, won the 200y free in an NCAA A cut and meet record of 1:43.04, out-touching Louisville’s Mallory Comerford by 0.09. Hansson came back to win the B flight of the 100y back in 52.35, another meet record and 0.57 faster than the winning time in the A flight (and a strong NCAA ‘B’ cut).

    Gowlett, in her first day of competition for the Trojans, won the 1-meter springboard with an NCAA qualifying 302.15 points, almost 20 ahead of second-place Kristen Hayden of Michigan.

    Sophomore Riley Scott won the B flight of the 400y IM in 4:13.65 and was second in the A flight of the 100y breast in 1:00.28, both solid NCAA B cuts. Fellow soph Kirsten Vose won the B flight of the 100y breast in 1:00.50 (B cut).

    Freshman Stanzi Moseley took third in the A heat of the 50y free in a B cut time of 22.85. Freshman Catherine Sanchez posted a pair of fourth-place swims, including a B cut in the 100y fly A flight of 53.81. Junior Hannah Weiss’ 54.70 in the A flight of the 100y back was another B cut, as was freshman Becca Mann’s 4:17.49 in the 400y IM.

    USC was third in both relays. The 400y medley relay of Weiss, Vose, sophomore Maddie Wright and Moseley touched in 3:36.01 while the 800y free relay of Hansson, Wright and freshmen Becca Mann and Moseley went 7:13.54.