Trojans Finish 11th At NCAA Championships
March 28, 2010
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Richard Charlesworth became the sixth-fastest miler in school history and joined Harrison Jones and Clement Lefert as individual scorers to lead the USC men's swimming and diving team on the final day of the NCAA Championships at Ohio State's McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion on Saturday (March 27).
USC began and finished the day in 11th, ending the meet with 116.5 points. Texas finished first (500) and was followed by California (469.5), Arizona (387), Stanford (369), Florida (364), Auburn (277.5), Michigan (204), Georgia (143), Ohio State (136.5), Virginia (123) and USC.
Charlesworth posted a USC best 14:54.51 to take ninth in the 1650y free, finishing 0.80 seconds out of eighth place and an All-American honor. His 9:00.37 in the race's first 1000 yards also puts him in the top five all-time at USC.
Jones missed qualifying for the final of the platform, but put forth a strong effort in the consolation final, winning the round and taking ninth overall with 376.40 points.
Lefert finished 15th in the 200y fly in 1:44.15, the third individual event in which he scored this week.
Troy's 400y free relay of sophomore Jeff Daniels, junior Emmett Walling, sophomore Patrick White and senior Zoltan Povazsay finished 12th in 2:54.88. USC went 2:54.03 in prelims, less than a second off the school record.
Freshman James Lendrum was 20th in the 200y back (1:43.03) while senior co-captain James Martin was 35th (1:45.39). Daniels was 36th in the 100y free (43.98) while White was 37th (44.00). Junior Steven Starks was 20th on platform (299.45) and junior Dillon Connolly was 25th in the 200y breast (1:57.05).