USC’s Kasia Wasick Dominates 50m Free Through Second Set of ISL Matches
Ten Trojans took to the pool to compete during the second set of International Swimming League matches in Budapest, turning in another round of impressive swims.
Through eight matches, six Trojans have combined for a total of eight individual event wins, including four wins in the 50m free. During matches six and seven Trojan All-American sprinter and NCAA relay champion Kasia Wasick (N.Y. Breakers) picked up another two wins in the 50m free, including a 23.30 record breaking swim during match six. Vladimir Morozov (Tokyo Frog Kings) was second in the 100m I.M. (51.98) and third in the 50m free (21.17) during match five. NCAA Champion Louise Hansson (Toronto Titans) recorded a third-place finish in the 100m fly (56.19) during match six and a second-place finish in the same event during match seven. Representing the Iron during match seven, Robert Glinta touched second in the 50m back in 23.12.
Action continues Nov. 9 in the bubble with match 9 where Team Iron, Energy Standard, Tokyo Frog Kings and the Toronto Titans will take to the pool. Only two matches remain before the semi finals which will commence on Nov. 14.
Top individual finishes from the Trojans through the second set of matches are as follows:
Match 5 (Oct. 30 & 31) London. D.C. Trident , L.A. Current, Tokyo Frog Kings
Dylan Carter (L.A. Current) – fifth in the 50m fly (22.97), sixth in the 50m free (21.36), sixth in the 50m back (23.89)
Vladimir Morozov (Tokyo Frog Kings) – second in the 100m I.M (51.98), third in the 50m free (21.17), fourth in the 50m breast (26.46),
Cristian Quintero (Tokyo Frog Kings) – fifth in the 200m free (1:44.24), seventh in the 100m free (47.45)
Match 6 (Nov. 1 & 2) Energy Standard, Aqua Centurions, N.Y. Breakers, Toronto Titans
Kasia Wasick (N.Y. Breakers) – first in the 50m free (23.30), second in the 100m free (51.81), fourth in the 50m fly (25.66)
Louise Hansson (Toronto Titans) – third in the 100m fly (56.19), fifth in the 100m I.M (59.25), fifth in the 50m fly (25.68)
Match 7 (Nov. 5 & 6) London, Tokyo Frog Kings, Cali Condors, N.Y. Breakers
Vladimir Morozo (Tokyo Frog Kings) – third in the 50m free (21.20), sixth in the 50m breast (27.03)
Haley Anderson (Cali Condors) – seventh in the 400m free (4:04.56)
Kasia Wasick (N.Y. Breakers) – first in the 50m free (23.47)
Match 8 (Nov. 5 & 6) Energy Standard, D.C. Trident, Toronto Titans, Iron
Louise Hansson (Toronto Titans) – second in the 100m fly (56.12)
Katinka Hosszu (Iron) – third in the 200m I.M (2:07.14)
Robert Glinta (Iron) – second in the 50m back (23.12), seventh in the 200m back (1:53.48)
About the ISL Season:
The six weeks of competition will feature 10 teams from North America, Europe and Asia, all loaded with the world's elite swimmers. All matches will take place at the Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary.
The schedule was designed to produce six weeks of world-class competition while ensuring the health and safety of all those involved in the staging of the event during the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting with 10 group stage matches, the event will then move into two semi-finals before culminating in the final on 21 and 22 November. The decision to stage the final in the same location was to ensure the ongoing safety of the teams and to reduce the need to travel in these uncertain times.
For more on the International Swimming League, visit isl.global.