Hosszu, Bard, Anderson Lead Trojans At Pac-10 Championships Day Two

Feb. 25, 2010

Pac-10 Swimming Live Results

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Sophomore Katinka Hosszu, freshman Haley Anderson and junior Presley Bard all posted top 3 finishes and USC put five swimmers into finals on the second day of the 2010 Pac-10 Women's Swimming Championships on Thursday (Feb. 24) at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach, Calif.

Meanwhile in Federal Way Wash., at the Pac-10 Men's and Women's Diving Championships being held concurrently with the swimming championships, sophomore Victoria Ishimatsu won her second career Pac-10 diving title and first on 1-meter while freshman Ariel Rittenhouse finished a close second.

USC, which got school-record performances from Hosszu (200y IM) and Bard (50y free) as well as in the 200y free relay, finished the second day of the championships in third place with 435 points, trailing first-place Stanford (510) and second-place Cal (476). Behind USC are Arizona (352), UCLA (328), ASU (206), Washington State (170) and Oregon State (154).

Anderson turned in a USC season-best 4:40.70 to take second in the 500y free. She challenged Cal senior Lauren Boyle throughout the race, but Boyle held her off in 4:38.77. Junior Ellie Doran made her first career Pac-10 final appearance, taking sixth in 4:44.38. She set a personal best (4:43.65) in prelims.

Hosszu, competing in the 200y IM at the Pac-10s for the first time, finished second in 1:55.49, erasing her school record of 1:56.11. Stanford's Julia Smit took first, setting an NCAA record in 1:52.31. For Hosszu, it was her fourth career top 3 finish in as many events.

Junior Lyndsay DePaul, swimming in her first Pac-10 final as a Trojan, was fifth in 1:56.45, a personal best and not far off the NCAA automatic qualifying time (1:56.13). Sophomore Tanya Krisman swam in the consolation final, posting a season-best 1:59.83 to improve upon her NCAA `B' cut, taking 13th.

Bard, also making her Trojan postseason debut, became USC's fastest ever in the 50y free in prelims by streaking to a 22.26, slicing off 0.01 from Kristen Lahey's previous school record to qualify third for finals. It was USC's first in the 50y final since Rhi Jeffrey in 2006.

In her attempt to become USC's first-ever Pac-10 title winner in the 50y free,Bard, took third in 22.15, resetting her freshly minted school mark. Bard finished a shade behind Stanford winner Betsy Webb (22.04) and Cal's Liv Jensen (22.09).

Freshman Kate Shumway (23.25) and Christel Simms (23.27) established season bests in prelims to earn consolation final appearances. Simms dropped her time to 23.20 for 14th while Shumway took 15th (23.29).

USC's quartet of freshmen Lindsay Parrish, Hosszu, Simms and Shumway broke an eight-year old school record in the 200y free relay in 1:31.45, erasing the old mark of 1:31.54. The swim was good for fourth.

Ishimatsu won the 1-meter title with a score of 332.80, edging Rittenhouse's 326.25. Ishiimatsu was second in the event last year and her win is Troy's 10th Pac-10 title in the event and the first since 2006. USC has now won 20 Pac-10 diving titles overall, including Ishimatsu's 3-meter win last year.

Sophomore Harrison Jones made his fourth appearance in a Pac-10 Championships final in as many events, taking fifth on 3-meter with 380.10 points. He was less than 10 points out of second. Arizona State's Blaha Constantin was first (435.55).

The meet continues Friday and Saturday with prelims beginning each day at 11 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m.

The Pac-10 Diving Championships (men's and women's) continue Friday and Saturday as well. Action begins at 11 a.m. on Friday, 10:45 a.m. on Saturday.

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