Three Pool Records Broken In No. 9 USC Men's Swimming and Diving Defeat over No. 2 Stanford
Feb. 4, 2006
The Trojans' 400y free relay broke the McDonald's Stadium pool record, set only one day earlier, to clinch the meet for the No. 9 Trojan men's swimming and diving team in an upset over No. 3 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. Troy defeated Stanford for the first time since upsetting then No. 1 Stanford, 124.5-116.5, on Feb. 7, 1997, in Palo Alto, Calif. The Cardinal dropped to 3-1.
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 on Friday (Feb. 3). 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 junior Sam Masson, who beat his mark of 1:45.77 in the 200y fly with a 1:44.73.
The Trojans took back their pool record in the 400y free relay with a time of 2:55.30, topping Cal's time of 2:55.91 set Friday as well. The new record holders are junior Sean Sussex, Masson, sophomore Bryce Elser and senior Ous Mellouli.
Mellouli almost had another pool record, winning the 100y free in 43.78, just off the 2004 mark of 43.59. He also won the 200y free (1:34.70).
Sussex barely missed his own pool record in the 50y free. He finished in 20.06, just of the record of 20.05.
Junior Viktor Bodrogi had the fastest time by a Trojan this season in the 200y IM with 1:47.21.
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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