Swimming and diving for women | January 26, 2022
USC’s No. 10 women’s swim and dive team is set to host Bay Area rivals No. 7 California on Friday (Jan. 28) at 2 p.m. and No. 4 Stanford at 11 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 29) at the Uytensu Aquatics Center.
USC is 4-0 on the season and 3-0 in Pac-12 encounters. The Bears are 3-1, 3-0 while the Cardinal is 4-0, 3-0. All three teams will try to maintain an impeccable Pac-12 dual-meet record.
So far this season, the Women of Troy defeated Washington State (W, 161-93), Arizona (W, 191-109), Arizona State (W, 208-90) and UC San Diego (W, 210-52).
Live results are available on Meet Mobile and Saturday’s meet will be streamed online here.
USC’s fall semester of swimming netted a slew of NCAA A and B cuts and spots in the nation’s top 25.
WOMEN (**NCAA cut)
Kaitlyn Dobler – 100 years breast (57.95**) – 5th, 200 years breast (2:06.56**) – 6th, 50 years free (22.09) – 13th
Isabelle Odgers – 200 years breast (2:07.61) – 8th, 200 years IM (1:55.89) – 11th, 400 years IM (4:08.89) – 19th
Anicka Delgado – 50 years free (22.19) – 20th
Laticia mirror – 100 years free (47.76) – 6th , 200 years free (1:43.94) – 8th
Calypso Sheridan – 100 years back (51.79) – 14th, 100 years of flying (52.10) – 17th, 200 years IM (1:55.76) – 10th, 400 years IM (4:07.52) – 12e200 years chest (2:08.78) – 20e
The No. 7 Bears have ranked 13 swimmers in the national top 25 in a combined 23 different events. Isabel Ivey leads the way with top 25 swims in six events – 50, 100 and 200 free; 100 back; 100 flies; and 200 IM – while Ayla Spitz has places in the 200 and 500 free and 200 back. Among the newcomers on the list are: Mia Motekaitis (500 free), Lizzy Cook (200 flies), Mia Kragh (200 flies) and Leah Polonsky (200 IM, 400 IM). Additionally, Isabelle Staddenhas achieved an NCAA A qualifying time in the 200 back where she is third in the country (1:50.02).
The No. 4 Cardinal is heading into the weekend with 11 NCAA ‘A’ standards this season. All six of their relay teams have qualified for the national championships, with the 400 free and 800 free relay teams ranked second in the nation. Individually, the Cardinal owns 19 brands that rank in the top 20 nationally at their respective events. Regan Smith leads the country in the 100 back (49.97) and 200 back (1:48.91), while Torri Huske leads the country in the 100 free (47.04).
USC will honor 6 seniors before the start of the Stanford meeting (10:45am), including co-captains Makenna Turner and Isabelle Odgers, Calypso Sheridan, Courtney Tseng, Laticia mirror and dive captain Alyson Tam.
The Women of Troy relay quartet, made up of Dobler, Delgado, Transom and Sheridan, remain undefeated as a team this season and have won all relays they have played together this season (eight wins).
The quartet is not only undefeated, but has already made NCAA A-cuts in the 200 free relay (1:28.00), 200 medley relay (1:35.92) and 400 medley relay (3:29.74). All three times this season have been among the top 10 in the country so far. In addition, the Women of Troy B-cuts and NCAA have top 25 times in both the 400 Year Free Relay (3:16.03, 16th) and 800 Year Free Relay (7:07.87, 13th).
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