Vose, Apostalon, Stinson All Win To Close Texas Invitational|
Dec. 5, 2015
For the second night in a row, three USC women posted wins with freshmen Kirsten Vose (200y breast) and Elizabeth Stinson (1650y free) joining junior Anika Apostalon (100y free) to highlight Troy's final evening at the Texas Invitational on Saturday (Dec. 5) in Austin.
Vose, a day after winning the 100y breast, posted a pair of PRs en route to a victory in the 200y breast with a 2:09.68 in prelims that set up a 2:07.46 to win the final. Junior Kelsey Kafka took fifth in a PR of 2:11.45 while freshman Riley Scott was sixth in 2:12.88. All times were NCAA B cuts.
Apostalon raced to a win in the 100y free in a season-best 48.21, 0.17 ahead of Wisconsin's Chase Kinney (48.38). Vose took eighth in the sprint in 49.24 after a 48.73 in prelims.
Stinson won the timed final of the 1650y free in a PR of 16:07.34, while fellow freshman Allie Wooden also posted a PR to take fifth in 16:16.26.
USC's top finisher in the men's 200y back was Jon Knox, who took 14th in a 1:45.46. He posted a previous PR of 1:45.74 in prelims. Troy's highest finisher in the men's 100y free was David Morgan Jr., who finished also 14th (44.64). His prelim 44.43 was just off his PR of 44.27.
USC's Morten Klarskov (1:56.28), Steven Stumph (1:57.60) and Jonah Hu (1:58.45) finished 3-4-5 in the men's 200y breast.
Junior Chelsea Chenault swam to second in the 200y fly in 1:55.58 while freshman Madison Wright was fourth in 1:56.67, both B cuts. Freshman Lily Dubroff also posted a B cut, in 11th (1:59.34). Junior Michael Domagala topped USC in the men's 200y fly in 1:45.41.
USC's women closed the meet with a win in the 400y free relay as Vose, Evan Swenson, Apostalon and Chenault posted an A cut of 3:13.87. USC's men were sixth in 2:57.07.