Three Pool Records Broken In No. 9 USC Men's Swimming and Diving Defeat over No. 2 Stanford

Feb. 4, 2006

The Trojan 400 Free Relay broke the pool record, set yesterday by California, to clinch the meet for the No. 9 Trojan men's swimming and diving team over No. 2 Stanford, 123-120 in Pac-10 dual meet action at USC on Saturday (Feb. 4).

USC improved to 6-3 overall, and 2-2 in the Pac-10.

Sophomore Larsen Jensen set his third pool record of the weekend adding the 1650y free, in a time of 14:50.39, to the 500y free and 1000y free he smashed yesterday. The mark was previously held by Erik Vendt with a time of 14:54.30 set in 2003.

The Trojans' other pool record came for a second day in a row from Sam Masson who beat his mark of 1:45.77 in the 200y fly that he set yesterday against California, with a new time of 1:44.73.

The Trojans took back their pool record in the 400y free relay with a time of 2:55.30, topping California's time of 2:55.91 set yesterday as well, by Junior Sean Sussex, Masson, sophomore Bryce Elser and Senior Ous Mellouli.

Mellouli almost had 2 pool record of his own for the second day, clocking his fastest time of the season in the 200y free (1:34.70). Mellouli's winning 100y free time of 43.78 was also just off the pool record of 43.59 set in 2004.

Sussex barely missed his own pool record of 20.5 in the 50y free with a time of 20.06.

Junior Viktor Bodrogi had the fastest time by a Trojan this season in the 200y IM with 1:47.21.

Also winning for USC was freshman Kazu Miyahara who won won the 200y breast with a time of 2:03.38.

This concludes the dual-meet season for the Trojans, they return to action at the Pac-10 Tournament in Washington on March 1.

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