USC Win First Under Coach Salo

Oct. 14, 2006

Sophomore Amanda Weir, in her first competition as a Trojan, posted three NCAA automatic qualifying times to lead the USC women's swimming team to dual-meet wins over Oregon State and Cal State Northridge on Saturday (Oct. 14) at USC McDonald's Swim Stadium.

The Women of Troy (2-0) defeated the Beavers, 63-32, and beat the Matadors, 86-9, providing first-year head coach Dave Salo his first wins as USC head coach.

Weir posted wins in the 50y (22.60), 100y (48.76) and 200y free (1:46.74), breezing to victories in each. Weir, a 2004 U.S. Olympian and one of the top sprinters in the country, competed for Georgia in 2005.

Senior Kalyn Keller won the 1000y free (9:48.62) while sophomore Rachael Waller took the 500y free (4:57.75). Neither was challenged. Sophomore Missy McIntyre (1:02.49, NCAA consideration) also edged teammate Rebecca Soni in the 100y breast.

Oregon State's Saori Haruguchi won the 400y IM (4:23.16, NCAA consideration) as well as the 100y back (56.42). Beaver Kayla Rawlings won the 100y fly in 56.56, a hair ahead of Trojan junior Emily Goetsch (56.57).

Troy won the 200y medley relay while Oregon State won the 400y free relay.

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