Troy Takes Lead At SMU Invite

Oct. 24, 2008

Led by a pool record in the 100y breast by senior Rebecca Soni and a win in the 400y medley relay, USC took the lead after the first day of the SMU Women's Swimming and Diving Classic Friday (Oct. 24) in Joe Perkins Natatorium in Dallas.

USC leads the six-team Classic with 161 points. SMU is in second with 149, UNC is in third with 147, Wisconsin is in fourth with 140, Alabama is in fifth with 119, and Arizona State is in sixth with 112.

Soni, the four-time NCAA title winner and three-time 2008 Olympic medalist, won the 100y breast in a meet record 1:00.32, defending her win from last year.

In the 400 medley relay, USC broke the meet and pool record with a time of 3:38.65. senior Kristen Lahey, Soni, freshman Tanya Krisman and senior Rachael Waller hit the wall half of a pool length ahead of the field.

Trojan freshman Katinka Hosszu then notched meet and pool records with her 4:11.74 in the 400y IM. Krisman also won with a 53.82 in the 100 butterfly while teammate Katy Houston gave USC a won in the 'B' heat.

The winning ways continued with Lahey breaking Natalie Coughlin's meet record in the 100y backstroke. The senior touched first in 54.47. Houston also won the B final of the 100y breast.

The meet continues Saturday. Individual results were not available as of this time.

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