USC Swim & Dive Falls to Cal During First Dual Of The Season
USC juniors Isabelle Odgers and Alexei Sancov each won an event to lead the USC Swim and Dive team against the Cal Bears on Sat. (Jan 30), at the Spieker Aquatics Center in Berkeley, Calif.
The Trojans, for the second day in a row, competed against Cal in a split session dual meet. Both the men's and women's squads fell to 0-1 on the season, after their respective losses to the Bears. The women's team lost 207-119, while the men's team finished 31 points behind Cal.
Junior Isabelle Odgers secured her second NCAA B-cut of the season, winning the 400y IM in 4:11.16. Also in the 400y IM was sophomore Aela Janvier who finished third in 4:27.48.
Senior and team captain Jemma Schlicht was second in the 100y fly in 52.88, securing her first NCAA B-cut of the season. Makenna Turner was sixth in the event in 54.56.
In the 50y free, freshman Kaitlyn Dobler touched third in a season best 23.02, while senior Marta Ciesla was fourth in 23.34.
On the men's side, Nikola Miljenic had a solid day of swims. The senior won the 100y fly in 46.66 and was second in the 50 free in 20.13. Junior Jackson Odgers was second in the 100y fly, posting a 48.39.
Junior Alexei Sancov won the 200y free in 1:33.79, out-touching Cal's Trenton Julian (1:33.91) and securing an NCAA B-cut in the season.
In the 200y back, Harry Homans was second in 1:44.91 and Paul Retterer fourth in 1:47.15.
The Trojans will return home for the next two weeks before hosting Utah/UCLA February 12-13 at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center.