Troy Falls To UCLA In Final Dual Meet Of Season
Feb. 12, 2005
Senior Joanna Fargus posted a win in her final USC dual meet while sophomores Cait Connealy and Kalyn Keller also earned firsts, but the Trojans still fell to rival UCLA, 175.5-122.5 on Saturday (Feb. 12) at USC's McDonald's Swim Stadium.
With the win, UCLA secured five points in the Lexus Gauntlet competition, a year-long battle between the two schools in all sports.
No. 20 USC dropped to 1-5-1 overall, 0-4-1 in the Pac-10. No. 11 UCLA improved to 6-3, 3-3.
Fargus, an All-American and one of the top 200y backstrokers in the country, won her specialty event in 1:58.29. She also took second in the 100y back (56.83).
Keller, normally stronger the longer the distance, won the 500y free in come-from-behind fashion, touching first in 4:50.47. She edged UCLA's Shannon Hackett, who led most of the way but was overtaken in the final 50 yards and finished in 4:50.57. Keller was also second in the 1650y free (16:38.85).
Connealy won the 100y free in 51.63, leading wire-to-wire to defeat second-place Bruin Amy Thurman (51.91).
USC next swims at the Pac-10 Championships in Federal Way, Wash., from Feb. 23-26.
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