No. 5 USC Women Defeat ASU, 169-104|
Nov. 4, 2016
Freshman Tatum Wade won three races and anchored a relay win to lead a No. 5 USC women's win over Arizona State, 169-104, while the No. 14 USC men, led by Patrick Mulcare's two wins, fell to the Sun Devils, 156.5-142.5, on Friday (Nov. 4) at the Uytengsu Aquatic Center.
The USC women improved to 3-0 on the season and 2-0 in the Pac-12. The men fell to 3-1, 0-1.
Freshman Tatum Wade highlighted USC's women's squad with wins in the 200y and 500y free and the 200y IM and anchored USC's 400y medley relay win to open the meet, joining senior Anika Apostalon, sophomore Riley Scott and junior Hannah Weiss in 3:40.48. The men's quartet of junior Ralf Tribuntsov, sophomore Carsten Vissering and juniors Dylan Carter and Santo Condorelli won the relay in 3:12.74.
Sophomore Allie Wooden won the season's first 1650y free out of lane 8 in 16:37.10 to open individual events with freshman Becca Mann second (16:40.93) and sophomore Elizabeth Stinson third (16:43.25). ASU's Ben Olszewski claimed the men's mile in 15:33.22 while USC junior Pawel Furtek was second in 15:48.40.
Wade captured the first of her individual events, the 200y free, with a season best NCAA B cut of 1:47.07 with sophomore Kirsten Vose third in 1:49.10. Carter was second in the men's 200y free in 1:37.59 behind ASU's Cameron Craig's 1:36.79.
USC went 1-2-3 in the women's 100yback with freshman Louise Hansson (53.53), junior Hannah Weiss (54.75) and sophomore Hanni Leach (55.34). For the men, Tribuntsov and ASU's Richard Bohus tied in 47.40, the time giving Tribuntsov Troy's top time in the race and improving his NCAA B cut.
Scott (1:01.74) and senior Kelsey Kafka (1:02.84) went 1-2 in the women's 100y breast while Vissering had to gut out a win in the men's race over ASU's Christian Lorenz, 54.38 to 54.63, setting a USC season best and NCAA B cut in the process.
Sophomore Maddie Wright, USC's top swimmer in the 200y fly this year, won the race in 1:58.16 while freshman Catherine Sanchez, another top flyer early this season, was second in 1:59.17. ASU's Patrick Park won the men's 200y fly in 1:46.89 with USC senior Michael Domagala second (1:47.51) and freshman Mark Jurek third (1:50.20).
Senior Anika Apostalon won the women's 50y free with a USC season-best and NCAA B cut 22.72, edging ASU's Alysha Bush's 22.82. The Trojans picked up some needed points by going 1-2 in the men's 50 as Condorelli won in 19.95 and sophomore Kyle Grissom touched second in 20.11, USC's top two times in the event this year, both B cuts.
In diving, freshman Naomi Gowlett won twice, taking 1-meter with 270.45 and 3-meter (318.38) while Trojan sophomore Dashiell Enos won 3-meter with 386.93.
Following the diving break, Apostalon doubled up with a win in the women's 100y free in 49.32. ASU came back to go 1-2 in the men's 100, led by Craig's 44.43. Tribuntsov was third (44.97).
Hansson won her second event with a 1:57.46 out of lane 8 to win the women's 200y back while Leach was second (1:58.76), Troy's first two NCAA B cuts in the race this year. Mulcare crushed the 200y back for his first win with a 1:43.27, a strong NCAA B cut.
Scott (2:12.95) and Kafka (2:15.17) repeated their 1-2 from the 100y, doing it again in the 200y breast, the latter a season-best B cut for the senior. Senior Steven Stumph (2:00.24) was edged in the men's race as Lorenz came from behind to win in 1:59.53.
Wade, in lucky lane 8, won the women's 500y free in 4:49.88 for her second win of the day while Mann was second in 4:54.92. Olszewski won the men's race for ASU in 4:27.42, USC finishing 2-3-4, led by sophomore Walker Bell's 4:38.26.
Wade made it 3-for-3 with a win in the 200y IM in 2:00.14, a season's best NCAA B cut. Mulcare won his second event in 1:40.17 with Domagala second in 1:40.74 as USC shaved the deficit to nine.
The USC women closed the meet as Apostalon, Hansson, Moseley and Vose won the 200y free relay in 1:31.35. The USC men finished first and third on the final relay as Condorelli, Tribuntsov, Carter and Grissom won in 1:18.93.
USC hosts Arizona Saturday with diving at 11:30 a.m. and swimming at noon. The Trojans' Alumni Relays are set for 9 a.m.