Trojans Take Down Gauchos
Jan. 10, 2010
USC kicked off the second half of the men's and women's swim season with a pair of wins over host UC Santa Barbara on Saturday (Jan. 9).
The women's squad downed the Gauchos, 143-111, while the men won 139-123. The USC women improved to 9-1, the men to 8-1.
The meet marked the key additions of swimmers Presley Bard for the women's team and Richard Charlesworth for the men's squad. Bard is an All-American transfer from Indiana while Charlesworth was a 2008 Olympian for Great Britain.
Both posted wins in their first official meets with the Trojans. Bard won the 100y back in 54.99 and was also second in the 50y free (23.72). Charlesworth won the 500y (4:33.09) and 1000y free (9:21.62).
Sophomore Katinka Hosszu won the 200y fly (2:00.22), the 200y back (2:02.33) and the 400y IM (4:20.83).
Freshman Haley Anderson won the 1000y free in 9:55.65 and also clocked the top time in the 500y free (4:56.94).