No. 6 UCLA Women's Swimming Falls To No. 10 USC, 164-136
Feb. 10, 2001
Senior Corrie Murphy, junior Kellie Brennan and sophomores Michala Kwasnyand Asa Sandlund won two events apiece to lead the No. 10 USC women'sswimming and diving team to a 164-136 upset of No. 6 UCLA at the USCMcDonald's Swim Stadium on Saturday (Feb. 10).
Seven different Trojan swimmers and divers posted wins as USC improved to4-3 overall and 2-3 in the Pac-10.
Murphy posted the only NCAA automatic qualifying time of the day for USC,swimming a 4:14.96 in the 400 IM for the win. She also won the 200 back in2:00.91, an NCAA consideration time.
Sophomore Jenny Parmenter, however, may have turned in the most surprisingswim of the day. An underdog in the 200 free, Parmenter dropped almostthree seconds off of her season's top time to win the event in 1:48.44, anNCAA consideration time. Parmenter also took second in the 100 free (50.82,NCAA consideration) and third in the 50 free (23.82), both season bests.
Across from the swim pool, Brennan and freshman Nicci Fusaro weredominating the diving area. Brennan won both the 1-meter (275.03) and the3-meter (299.33) while Fusaro took second in both events, scoring 256.65 inthe 1-meter and 298.80 in the 3-meter.
Though MacGregor and Kwasny were among a handful of USC swimmers who werebattling colds on Saturday, both came through with big wins. Kwasny won the200 fly in 1:59.53 and took the 200 breast in 2:16.32 (season best).MacGregor won the 100 breast in 1:03.36 not long after taking third in the200 free.
Sandlund opened the individual competition with an easy win the 1650 free(16:42.16) while teammate Melissa Deary took second in 17:05.20. Sandlundled a 1-2-3 finish in the 500 free, winning the race in 4:53.18. Deary wassecond (4:58.91) and sophomore Heather Valerio was third (5:00.71).
USC's other winner was Katie Meyer, who won the 100 back in 55.94, a seasonbest mark and an NCAA consideration time.
UCLA was led by Sara Platzer, who won both the 50 (23.40) and the 100 free(50.43). The Bruins also won both the 400 medley and free relays.
Next up for USC is the Women's Pacific-10 Conference Championships on Feb.22-24 in Seattle.
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