No. 11 USC Women's Swimming, Diving At No. 4 Cal, No. 1 Stanford
Jan. 18, 2007
The No. No. 11 women's swimming and diving team resumes Pac-10 action when it travels north to face No. 4 California on Friday (Jan. 19) and No. 1 Stanford on Saturday (Jan. 20). Both meets begin at 1 p.m.
The Women of Troy are 5-1 overall (3-1 in Pac-10 competition) and are coming of dual-meet wins over Washington and UC Santa Barbara in their most recent meets.
California is 8-0 overall and 3-0 in the Pac-10 while Stanford is 7-0, 3-0. Last year in Los Angeles, USC lost to Cal, 157-143, and fell to Stanford, 158-142. USC last beat Cal in 1998, a win that capped off a five-meet winning streak for the Trojans. Troy hasn't defeated Stanford since 1996.
Senior Kalyn Keller and sophomore Rebecca Soni remain the only Trojans to clock NCAA automatic times this year. Keller did it in the 500y free (4:43.58) at the Texas Invitational and Soni did it at the same meet in the 200y breast (2:09.39).
Keller also has NCAA consideration times in the 1650y free (16:30.59), 400y IM (4:19.62) and the 200y fly (team-best 1:59.76). Soni has NCAA consideration marks in the 200y IM (2:02.62), 400y IM (team-best 4:16.82) and the 100y breast (team-best 1:01.97).
Junior Brittany Allen has a pair of NCAA `B' cuts in the 1650y free (team-best 16:30.48) and 500y free (4:49.86) while junior Whitney Hentzen and freshman Kristina Rigterink have NCAA `B' cuts in both races as well. Rigterink also has an NCAA consideration time in the 400y IM.
Sophomore Katy Houston has an NCAA consideration mark and the team's best time in the 200y IM (2:01.12) and has NCAA consideration times in the 400y IM, 100y breast and 200y breast as well.
Junior Hayley McGregory, the school record holder in the 100y back, has NCAA consideration times in the 100y (54.84) and 200y back (1:57.95), both close to automatic times. The only other swimmer with NCAA consideration times in the backstroke is sophomore Kristen Lahey. She also tops the team in the 100y fly with an NCAA `B' cut of 54.03.
Other women's swimmers with NCAA consideration marks are Emily Goetsch (100y and 200y fly), junior Renee Viveros (200y fly), sophomore Missy McIntyre (100y breast), senior Kristina Sieper (100y and 200y breast), sophomore Rachael Waller (200y free) and freshman Krissy Forelli (200y free).