Relays, Sprints Lead USC On Night 2 Of Texas Invite

    Anika Apostalon
    Dec. 1, 2016


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    The Trojans put together another strong night in Austin, posting a quartet of NCAA A cuts on relays while freshman Louise Hansson led four finalists in the 200y IM and juniors Dylan Carter and Santo Condorelli were top 4 in the men’s 50y free Thursday (Dec. 1) at the Texas Hall of Fame Swimming Invite in Austin.

    USC opened the meet with a pair of NCAA A cuts in the women’s and men’s 200y free relays. The women finished third as freshmen Stanzi Moseley, Tatum Wade and Hansson and senior Anika Apostalon swam a 1:28.73, 0.94 back of first.

    The men followed with a second-place swim as sophomore Kyle Grissom, Carter, junior Ralf Tribuntsov and Condorelli clocked a 1:16.88, just 0.15 back of Texas’ winning swim and more than a second better than Troy’s top time from last season. Grissom (20.04) and Mosley (22.80) both turned in season-best NCAA B cut leadoff swims. Carter’s 18.61 second leg was the fastest split of the race.

    At the end of the night the men’s 400y medley relay of Tribuntsov, sophomore Carsten Vissering, Carter and Condorelli posted a 3:05.66, just 0.03 off Texas’ first-place swim and just 0.86 off the school record. Tribuntsov’s leadoff 46.45 100y back was USC season-best B cut.

    That followed the women’s group of junior Hannah Weiss, sophomore Riley Scott, Hansson and Apostalon’s 3:30.81 400y medley relay swim for third, less than a second out of first.

    Hansson posted a USC-best 1:55.00 NCAA A cut for second in the 200y IM, while freshman Tatum Wade was fourth (1:56.29), Scott was fifth (1:57.65) and sophomore Kirsten Vose was eighth (2:00.73). Wade’s time and Scott’s (1:57.53) and Vose’s (1:57.29) prelim efforts were season-best B cuts.

    Sophomore Patrick Mulcare (1:45.58) and senior Michael Domagala (1:45.64) took ninth and 10th, respectively, to lead Troy in the men’s 200y IM, both B cuts.

    Carter established a new PR in his second-place 50y free swim of 19.32 while Condorelli tied for fourth in 19.53. Apostalon made the A final of the women’s 50, and, like Carter, posted a PR to fifth in a USC season-best 22.36.

    Sophomore Elizabeth Stinson led USC in the women’s 500y free, 14th in 4:47.59 for an NCAA B cut. Wade was USC’s top qualifier in the race, ninth in prelims (4:44.32) but she skipped the final to focus on the 200y IM.