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USC's Kaitlyn Dobler Wins Pac-12 100y Breaststroke Title

Feb 26, 2021


Freshman Kaitlyn Dobler earned her first Pac-12 swimming title in the 100y breast at the 2021 Pac-12 Swimming Championships in Houston, Texas to lead the Trojans during the third day of competition on Friday (Feb. 26).
Dobler posted the top time during prelims (57.80) to set the Pac-12 Championship record in the 100y breast and secure the number one seed heading into the A final. The freshman then returned to win the event in 57.85 to pick up her first conference title. 
Also in the 100y breast was senior Maggie Aroesty who finished fifth in the consolation final in 1:02.57. 
After posting the top time (4:09.16) in the 400y IM during prelims, junior Isabelle Odgers returned to the Championship final to finish fourth overall in 4:09.99. 
USC had three swimmers reach the A-final in the 100y fly, with Jemma Schlicht, Hallie Kinsey and Anicka Delgado making appearances. Schlicht led the way for USC with a 52.15 to finish fourth, Kinsey was seventh in 52.67 and Delgado eighth in 52.72. 
Two Trojans reached the consolation final of the 100y back, with Aela Janvier posting an NCAA B cut time of 53.88 to finish third, and Mathilde Jean finishing in a PR 55.14 to take eighth. 
Wrapping up the third night of competition, USC's 200y medley relay of Janvier, Dobler, Schlicht and Delago touched in 1:37.06 to earn the third spot on the podium. 
During the final day of the Pac-12 Women's Diving Championships, USC's Nike Agunbiade earned a spot on the podium for the third time this week, taking second on women's 3-meter with a score of 286.50. 
Sophomore Savannah Stocker also competed in the 3-meter A-final, finishing sixth overall with 248.90. 
In their Pac-12 platform debut's, newcomers Farrah Volpintesta and Allison Ward advanced to the consolation final where Volpintesta was second with 213.95, and Ward sixth with 200.75. 
On the men's side, sophomore diver George Korovin finished fourth in the men's 3-meter final, with 373.45. 
Looking Ahead 
The Pac-12 meet, which lasts through Saturday, concludes tomorrow with the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 1650 free and 400 free relay in the pool, as well as men's platform diving. The diving competition will stream on and on the Pac-12 Now app beginning at 10:30 a.m PT, while the swim finals will air on the Pac-12 Network starting at 4:20 p.m. PT.
Heading into the final day of the Pac-12 Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, USC currently sits in fourth place with 732.5 points. In first is Stanford (1091), followed by Cal (1074.5) and UCLA (789). 
For complete coverage of Trojan swimming and diving, follow @USCSwim on Twitter and Instagram. 
Links to live results will be available here. Click here for the Pac-12 Record Book.