Soni Wins Three Times, Including Dominant Victory In 200y Breast
Nov. 19, 2005
Freshman women's swimmer Rebecca Soni and senior men's swimmer Ous Mellouli won three events apiece as the men's and women's swimming and diving teams posted their first victories of the season over Arizona State in Pac-10 dual meet action in Tempe on Saturday (Nov. 19).
The No. 10 Women of Troy evened their record at 1-1 overall and in the Pac-10 with a 177-121 victory while the No. 8 Trojan men improved to 1-2 overall, 1-1 in the Pac-10 with a 173-125 win.
Soni, a two-time 2005 World University Games medallist, posted the only NCAA automatic time of the day, cruising to a crushing win in the 200y breast (2:10.95), a time not far off the school record. She also posted wins in the 100y breast (1:01.77, an NCAA consideration mark just off another automatic mark) and the 400y IM (4:19.02, NCAA consideration).
Sophomore Rhi Jeffrey, a 2004 Olympian, won the 100y (41.91) ad 200y free (1:50.51). Freshman Kristen Lahey won the 100y back (56.05, NCAA consideration) while freshman Melissa McIntyre won the 50y free (23.89). McIntyre was also second to Soni in the 100y breast (1:02.30, NCAA consideration).
Freshman Katy Houston (4:30.00) and senior Stacy Vazhenin (4:31.18) finished behind Soni in the 400y IM in second and third, respectively. Freshman Sarah Rockwell was second in the 100y free (52.37).Mellouli won the 200y (1:39.07) and the 500y free (4:28.92) as well as his specialty, the 400y IM (3:50.31, NCAA consideration).