Mangoni, Elser, Grosser Win In Loss To Washington
Jan. 25, 2008
The No. 20 USC men's swimming team and the No. 21 USC women's swimming team returned to Pac-10 conference dual meet action on Friday (Jan. 25), but fell against northwest rival Washington at USC's McDonald's Swim Stadium.
The rain that has drenched Southern California this week took a well-timed break, but the meet was still raced in damp, low 50s weather as the USC men's squad fell to 2-3 overall, 1-2 in the Pac-10, while the women dropped to 4-3, 1-3. Washington's women improved to 7-4, 2-4 while the men are 5-7, 1-4.
USC senior Whitney Hentzen and juniors Rachael Waller and Rebecca Soni each won a pair of races to lead the Women of Troy. Waller touched first in the 100y (51.15) and 200y free (1:50.12) while Soni provided her usual sweep in the breaststroke events, gliding to wins in the 100y (1:01.97) and 200y breast (2:14.09).
Hentzen won the distance events, reaching the wall first in the 500y (4:52.60) and 1000y free (9:58.55), the latter a season-best effort.