Kaitlyn Dobler, Nike Agunbiade Lead USC on Second Day of NCAA Championships
USC, led by freshman Kaitlyn Dobler's consolation final 50y free appearance, wrapped up their first full day of competition at the 2021 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday (Mar. 18) at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
The Trojans finished the second day of NCAA competition with 21 points, currently 20th overall.
Two-time Pac-12 Champion Dobler missed the A final of the 50y free, posting a PR 22.11 in prelims to touch ninth overall. She returned in the afternoon to swim in the consolation final of the 50y free, touching in another PR 21.92 for third. With her time, she became the sixth fastest Trojan in school history.
Dobler, the only Trojan swimmer to score individually for USC today, also opened the finals session with a performance of the national anthem.
USC's 200y free relay of Katilyn Dobler, Marta Ciesla, Jemma Schlicht and Isabelle Odgers touched in 1:28.96 to finish 15th overall.
Two juniors represented USC in the 200y IM as Isabelle Odgers finished 32nd in 1:58.42, and Hallie Kinsey was 65th in 2:03.96.
In the diving well, sophomore Nike Agunbiade finished the 1-meter prelims 10th with 287.00 missing the championship final by less than three points. She then returned in the consolation final to finish sixth with 282.40.
The Trojans closed the evening with a 13th place finish in the 400y medley relay, as Aela Janvier, Dobler, Schlicht and Ciesla touched in 3:32.09.
Action continues tomorrow with prelims beginning at 7 a.m. PST.
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The championships will be held at the Greensboro Aquatic Center with live championship coverage airing on ESPN3 for preliminary and finals sessions Friday and Saturday. ESPNU will also air a two-hour show at 4 p.m. PT on Tuesday, April 6.
Live results will also be available here.
*All times listed in PST
March 19— 7 a.m. trials | 3 p.m. finals
- 400-yard Individual Medley
- 100-yard Butterfly
- 200-yard Freestyle
- 100-yard Breaststroke
- 100-yard Backstroke
- Three-meter Diving
- 200-yard Medley Relay
March 20 — 7 a.m. trials | 3 p.m. finals
- 1,650-yard Freestyle
- 200-yard Backstroke
- 100-yard Freestyle
- 200-yard Breaststroke
- 200-yard Butterfly
- Platform Diving
- 400-yard Freestyle Relay