Jones, Lefert, Rittenhouse, Bard Lead USC Saturday
Jan. 16, 2010
Jones won the 1-meter with 323.30 points, edging Stanford's Dwight Dumais (303.30) and Brent Eichsenseer (287.40). He then went on to take the platform with 364.05 points to Eichenseer's 352.85.
Rittenhouse claimed first in the 3-meter with 342.40 points. Behind her were Cardinal divers Carmen Stellar (319.05) and Margaret Hostage (310.95). Sophomore Christine Petrilli topped USC on platform in fourth (216.15) while Rittenhouse was fifth (213.35).
**At the SMU Classic in Dallas, freshman Clement Lefert won the 200y fly in a season-best 1:44.28 and improved upon his NCAA `B' cut. USC's 200y free relay of sophomores Jeff Daniels and Patrick White, Lefert and senior Zoltan Povazsay also won in 1:21.05.
Povazsay was second in the 500y free (4:23.63) while sophomore Richard Charlesworth registered his first `B' cut in the event this year in 4:24.89.
Overall in the event, Michigan took first (307.5) and was followed by the Swim MAC club team (289), SMU (287.5), Florida (286), USC (260) and Purdue (214).
At the Southern California Grand Prix at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach, which featured some of the country's top swimmers, junior Presley Bard led USC's efforts and continued to establish herself as a major contributor for the Trojans.
The junior who transferred from Indiana last year and who became eligible this month, was fifth in both the 100y free (49.44) and the 200y back (1:56.75), both USC season-bests and NCAA `B' cuts.
Sophomore Katinka Hosszu (1:53.99) and junior Lyndsay DePaul (1:55.45) finished 1-2 in the 200y fly while freshman Yumi So was fourth in a season-best and NCAA `B' cut 1:58.88. Sophomore Tanya Krisman also reached the final, taking seventh (2:01.52).
Freshman Haley Anderson was third in the 500y free (4:45.05) while DePaul was eighth in the 200y back in 1:59.19