Carter, Hansson Sweep 100 Free To Close Texas Invite|
Dec. 3, 2016
Freshman Louise Hansson and junior Dylan Carter swept the women's and men's 100y free with NCAA A cuts to highlight USC's efforts on the final day of the Texas Hall of Fame Swimming Invite in Austin on Saturday (Dec. 3).
Hansson registered her fourth NCAA A cut of the season with her second win of the weekend, claiming the 100y free in 47.55 to hold off Texas' Rebecca Millard (47.84). Hansson bettered her winning time with a 47.51 in prelims (and lowered it again in the final relay leadoff). She also won the 100y fly Friday night, was second in the 200y IM Thursday and fourth in the 100y back Friday. Senior Anika Apostalon was fourth in the 100y free in 48.48 after a season best 48.28 in prelims.
Carter, who broke the school record in the 100y fly Friday, won the 100y free Saturday with a PR 42.24 for USC's first 100y A cut in the event this year and Troy's fastest since the 2015 NCAAs.
The final session was kicked off with the 1650y free and freshman Rebecca Mann led the USC's women's finishers in sixth with an NCAA B cut of 16:12.97 with sophomore Elizabeth Stinson 11th (16:32.02). Junior Pawel Furtek led USC's men in 14th (15:28.57, B cut).
USC put two in the women's 200y back A final as junior Hannah Weiss was sixth (1:55.24) and sophomore Hanni Leach eighth (1:55.73), season best B cuts for both. Sophomore Patrick Mulcare led Troy in the men's race in sixth with a 1:43.27.
Sophomore Riley Scott, who won the 100y breast Friday, took second in the 200y breast with a 2:08.99, just off her PR, while senior Riley Hayward (2:11.30) posted a PR for fourth and senior Kelsey Kafka took seventh (2:13.72). Freshman Mario Koenigsperger led USC in the men's race, taking fifth in a USC season-best 1:57.10, B cut.
Sophomore Maddie Wright posted a pair of PRs in the 200y fly, first a 1:54.46 for top seed out of prelims and then a 1:54.45 (B cut) to take second by Texas' Remedy Rule's 153.97. Freshman Catherine Sanchez was fifth in 1:57.29, also a PR. Senior Michael Domagala topped Troy in the men's A final with a fifth in 1:46.11.
USC closed with a pair of second-place NCAA A cuts in the 400y free relays, events the Trojans have become major players in in the last couple of years.
The women's quartet of freshmen Hansson (who lowered her 100y free A cut to 47.47 in the leadoff swim), Tatum Wade, Stanzi Moseley and Apostalon were second in 3:12.74, 0.45 back of Texas. The men's foursome of juniors Santo Condorelli and Ralf Tribuntsov, sophomore Patrick Mulcare and Carter posted a 2:52.21, 0.87 back of the Longhorns.
The USC women won the NCAA title in the event last year while the men claimed it in 2015.