USC Swim Heads To Texas For Art Adamson Invite
The USC men's and women's swim teams, featuring unbeaten squads, are making a trip to the Lone Star state for the 2021 Art Adamson Invite, Wednesday through Friday (Nov. 17-19), at the Rec Center Natatorium in College Station, Texas. Prelims begin at 7:30 a.m. PT each day with finals starting at 3:30 p.m. (PT).
Swimmers from Texas A&M (M/W), Nevada (W), TCU (M/W), Air Force (M) and LSU (M/W) will race during the three-day invite.
Results for the meet will be available here. Links to streaming coverage can be found here.
11/17 - Live Stats / Watch (SEC+ finals only)
- 200y free relay, 200y free, 200y IM, 50y Free, 400y medley relay
11/18 - Live Stats / Watch (SEC+ finals only)
- 200y medley relay, 400y IM, 100y fly, 200y Free, 100y breast, 100y back, 800y free relay
11/19 - Live Stats / Watch (SEC+ finals only)
- 1650y free, 200y back, 100y free, 200y breast, 200y fly, 400y free relay
The No. 17 Women of Troy secured their first batch of A and B cut times during the season-opening invitational. Sophomore Kaitlyn Dobler led the way for the Trojans with the first individual A cut of the 2021-22 season, posting a 57.95 in the 100y breast for an A cut. She also picked up B cuts in the 50y free (22.45) and 200y breast (2:11.63). The Trojan quartet of Calypso Sheridan, Dobler, Anicka Delgado and Laticia Transom combined for three NCAA A cuts, as they took the 200y free (1:28.00), 200y medley (1:35.18) and 400y medley relays (3:29.74). Sheridan secured four individual NCAA B cuts (200y IM 1:55.76, 400y IM 4:07.52, 200y fly 1:56.65, 100y back 51.79), Transom secured three (50y free 22.43, 100y free 48.41, 1:43.98) and Delgado secured two (100y fly 53.09, 50y free 22.48) during the home opener. Against Washington State (Oct. 29), Delgado earned a B cut in the 200y free (1:46.86) as she took the event for USC.
Additional B cut times included those from seniors Isabelle Odgers (100y breast 1:01.39, 200y breast 2:09.27, 400y IM 4:13.78) and Makenna Turner(100y fly 53.75), junior Nicole Pavlopoulou (200y IM 1:59.88, 200y breast 2:13.24) and freshmen Marlene Kahler (500 free 4:43.94, 1650y free 16:22.30) and Jade Hannah (100y back 52.66, 200y back 1:56.29).
The No. 23 USC men's swim team also secured their first batch of B cut times during the home opener. B cuts came from redshirt senior Nikola Miljenic (50y free 19.74, 100y fly 46.75), seniors Alexei Sancov (200y free 1:34.97, 200y fly 1:44.13), Victor Johansson (500y free 4:19.38, 1650y free 15:06.90) and Jackson Odgers (200y fly 1:47.19), junior Harry Homans (400y IM, 3:50.79, 200y fly 1:44.27), sophomore Vaggelis Makrygiannis (100y back 46.87) and freshmen Artem Selin (50y free 19.89) and Daniel Matheson(500y free 4:22.06, 1650y free 15:18.99).
SO FAR THIS SEASON
Both squads enter this meet 3-0, with the Women of Troy having defeated Washington State (W, 161-93), Arizona (W, 191-109) and Arizona State (W, 208-90) so far this season.
The men saw action against UC Santa Barbara (W, 172-85 ), Arizona (W, 198-102) and Arizona State (W, 155.5-138.5) this season, posting wins against all three opponents.
Captains for this year's Trojans are seniors Makenna Turner, Isabelle Odgers, Victor Johansson and junior David Mertz.
The No. 17 Women of Troy return all but three Trojans from their 2020-21 roster this season, including the defending two-time Pac-12 breaststroke champion Dobler. The No. 23 USC men's squad returns multiple All-American swimmers this season, having retained every Trojan from last year's roster, while also welcoming nine newcomers.
After missing last season due to injury, Laticia Transom is primed for a stellar senior year comeback campaign. The 2020 Pac-12 100y and 200y free champion looks to take back her crowns this season and will likely be a force at the NCAA Championships.
Other noteworthy returners for the Trojans include Pac-12 finalists and NCAA qualifiers Hallie Kinsey, Isabelle Odgers, Marta Ciesla and Aela Janvier. On the men's side, top returners include redshirt senior Mario Koenigsperger, senior Billy Cruz Zuniga, and juniors Max Saunders and Harry Homans. Both Cruz Zuniga and Saunders scored three times at last year's Pac-12's.
Troy's 2021-22 squad features six Tokyo 2020 Olympians as Alexei Sancov (Moldova), Nikola Miljenic (Croatia), Victor Johansson (Sweden), Vaggelis Makrygiannis (Greece), Anicka Delgado (Ecuador) and Marlene Kahler (Austria) will contribute their talents this season.
In addition to Austrian Olympian Kahler, freshmen Jade Hannah (Saanichton, BC, Canada) and Alice Waldow (Auckland, New Zealand) are among the women's swim team's top newcomers. Freshmen Artem Selin (Krasnoyarsk, Germany), Mason Morris (Del Mar, Calif.), Chris O'Grady (La Canada, Calif.) and Daniel Matheson (Peoria, Ariz.) are among the men's swim team's top newcomers. Selin is a German national age record holder (50 SCM free), with vast experience competing at some of the top international events. Both Morris and O'Grady were Junior National qualifiers. Matheson was named to the U.S. National Junior Team on Monday, Oct. 18.
Also joining the squad this season is All-American and Big Ten Champion (200 breast, 400 IM), Calypso Sheridan, who transferred to USC after three seasons spent at Northwestern where she trained under then head coach, Jeremy Kipp.
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