USC's Calypso Sheridan, Trent Pellini Lead During Second Night of Art Adamson Swim Invite
2021 USC transfers Calypso Sheridan and Trent Pellini both posted individual wins, including an NCAA A cut to highlight USC's efforts during the second day of the Art Adamson Invite in College Station on Thursday (Nov. 18).
USC opened the second evening of competition with two wins, claiming both the women's and men's 200y medley relays. The Trojan quartet of Sheridan, Kaitlyn Dobler, Anicka Delgado and Laticia Transom blasted a 1:35.92 to win the event and remain undefeated as a relay squad this season. For the men, USC's Vaggelis Makrygiannis, Pellini, Nikola Miljenic and Artem Selin combined for a 1:24.90 to take the relay and secure some early points for Troy.
After posting a 4:13.91 during the women's 400y IM prelims to secure the top spot in finals, Odgers returned to lower her PR to 4:08.85 and claim the first individual event of the evening for USC. Touching second was junior Nicole Pavlopoulou, who also recorded a personal best (4:16.94).
On the men's side, three Trojans made an appearance in the men's A-final, as Harry Homans led USC with a fifth-place finish (3:47.01). Also appearing in the final was freshman Daniel Matheson (seventh, 3:48.79) and junior Ivan Puskovitch (eighth, 3:54.57).
USC asserted their dominance in the 100y fly, with a combined nine athletes reaching the championship finals. Redshirt senior Calypso Sheridan led the Women of Troy, taking the event in 52.10. Senior Makenna Turner (53.18) and sophomore Dobler (53.19) finished 3-4, respectively.
Senior Sancov won the men's 100y fly in a personal best 45.97. Shortly behind him was teammate and fellow 2020 Olympian Nikola Miljenic, who posted a 46.03 for second. Senior Jackson Odgers also finished in the top five, touching fourth in a personal best 47.37 (NCAA B-cut).
Sophomore Pac-12 Champion Dobler claimed the women's 100y breast in 58.72, improving from her prelims time of 59.91. Senior Odgers was third in 1:00.68 for a season best.
Breaststroke specialist Trent Pellini, who posted a 51.63 during prelims, returned to take the men's 100 in a personal best 51.28 (NCAA A-cut) during finals. Touching third in the championship final was freshman Chris O'Grady (52.86), followed by redshirt senior Mario Koenigsperger (52.96), who finished fourth.
USC freshman Jade Hannah secured a win for the Women of Troy in the 100y back, claiming the event in 53.04. Also appearing in the A-final was Hannah Henderson (54.22), Caroline Famous (54.24) and Aela Janvier (54.46) who finished 6-7-8, respectively for USC.
2020 Olympian Vaggelis Makrygiannis led Troy in the men's 100y back, finishing second in 47.02. Junior Jack Kirby was fourth in 47.73.
Other top finishes included 200y free's from freshman Marlene Kahler's (third, 1:47.41) 200y free and junior Max Saunders (third, 1:35.33).
USC closed the evening with another pair of relay wins, claiming both the women's and men's 800y free relays. The Women of Troy's A-relay comprised of Laticia Transom, Kahler, Odgers and Anicka Delgado posted a 7:07.87 for the win. On the men's side, Sancov, Johansson, Matheson and Saunders combined for a 6:22.24
The three-day invite concludes tomorrow with prelims starting at 7:30 a.m. PT and finals at 3:30 p.m. PT.