No. 8 Men's Swimming, Diving Face Bay Area Foes
Jan. 31, 2001
LOS ANGELES - The No. 8 USC men's swimming and diving team (3-1, 1-1) heads north to face traditional rivals No. 2 Stanford on Friday (Feb. 2) in Palo Alto at 1 p.m. and No. 7 California on Saturday (Feb. 3) in Berkeley at 1 p.m.
Kerekjarto has USC's top times in the 200 free (1:37.64), 200 IM (1:48.24), 400 IM (3:51.30) and the 100 fly (1:48.24). All of the above times are NCAA consideration cuts.
Vendt, a silver medalist in the 400m IM in at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, holds the Trojans' top times in the 1000 free (9:00.01) and the 1650 free (15:23.88, NCAA consideration). Vendt is also formidable in both IM events.
The Trojans' top sprinter is senior co-captain Gabe Woodward, who has USC's top times in the 50 (20.56) and 100 free (45.77).
Sophomore Jeff Lee owns USC's top times in the 200 fly (1:47.12, NCAA consideration) and in the 100 back (50.78). Freshman Trent Staley has been USC's fastest in the 200 back (1:49.31). The Trojans have also added a talented transfer from LSU in Rodrigo Castro, a junior sprinter from Brazil who gives USC more point-scoring options
Freshman diver Raymond Vincent is also a point-scoring threat who has already proven to be one of the top divers in the Pac-10.This is the final weekend of dual meets for the men's squad. The next major meet for the Trojans are the 2001 Pacific-10 Conference Championships on March 1-3 in Long Beach, Calif.
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