Women's, Men's Team Face Pacific, CS Bakersfield

Jan. 11, 2002

The USC men's and women's swimming teams, both ranked No. 10, continue dual meet season when they travel north to swim against Pacific and Cal State Bakersfield in Stockton, Calif., on Saturday (Jan. 12) at 11 a.m.

The men's (1-3) and women's (2-2) teams are coming off easy wins over UC Santa Barbara last week and look to continue to improve as the meat of the Pac-10 schedule approaches.

USC has one more non-conference meet scheduled before the remainder of the conference season begins, a date at UC Irvine on Jan. 19.

Then, the women's team hosts No. 6 Cal on Feb. 1 and top-ranked Stanford on Feb. 2. The men then host No. 7 Cal on Feb. 8 and No. 1 Stanford on Feb. 9. All meets are scheduled to start at 1 p.m. at McDonald's Swim Stadium.

Michala Kwasny continues to be the mainstay for the women's squad. The junior has already pocketed four NCAA automatic times this season: 200y IM (1:59.48), 400y IM (4:11.52), 100y fly (54.67) and 200y fly (1:56.45). She also has consideration times in the 100y breast (1:03.07) and the 200y breast (2:16.03).

Senior Tamas Kerekjarto has had equally diversified success for the men. His time of 1:45.74 in the 200y IM is one of only two NCAA automatic qualifying times on the Trojan squad. He also has consideration times in the 400y IM (3:51.81), 100y fly (47.43) and 200y fly (1:45.42).

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