No. 11 USC Women’s Swim Set for Crosstown Showdown in Westwood
The No. 11 USC women's swimming and diving team wraps up the regular season at crosstown rival UCLA this Friday (Feb. 11) and Saturday (Feb. 12) in Westwood at the Spieker Aquatics Center.
The Trojans enter their final dual meet at 4-2 overall, 3-2 in the Pac-12. The Bruins are 3-4, 1-4.
So far this season, the Women of Troy defeated Washington State (W, 161-93), Arizona (W, 191-109), Arizona State (W, 208-90) and UC San Diego (W, 210-52).
USC most recently hosted No. 7 Cal (Jan. 28) and No. 4 Stanford (Jan. 29) where senior Isa Odgers won twice during the Trojans' loss to Cal. Against Stanford, USC claimed a total of six events.
Live results this weekend will be available on Meet Mobile.
USC's fall semester of swimming netted a slew of NCAA A and B cuts and spots in the nation's top 25 list.
WOMEN (**NCAA cut)
Kaitlyn Dobler - 100y breast (57.95**) - 5th, 200y breast (2:06.56**) - 6th, 50y free (22.09) - 13th
Isabelle Odgers - 200y breast (2:07.61) - 8th, 200y IM (1:55.89) - 11th , 400y IM (4:08.89) - 19th
Anicka Delgado - 50y free (22.19) - 20th
Laticia Transom - 100y free (47.76) - 6th , 200y free (1:43.94) - 8th
Calypso Sheridan - 100y back (51.79) - 14th, 100y fly (52.10) - 17th, 200y IM (1:55.76) - 10th, 400y IM (4:07.52) - 12th, 200y breast (2:08.78) – 20th
The Women of Troy relay quartet of Dobler, Delgado, Transom and Sheridan has only lost once this season as a squad, having won eight out of nine times in which they've competed together this season (eight wins).
In addition to their eight wins, the foursome has already posted NCAA A cuts in the 200 free relay (1:28.00), 200 medley relay (1:35.92) and 400 medley relay (3:29.74). All three times are among the top-10 in the country so far this season. Additionally, the Women of Troy have B cuts and NCAA top-25 times in both the 400y free relay (3:16.03, 16th) and 800y free relay (7:07.87, 13th).
The Trojans hold a 29-17-1 edge against the Bruins … USC secured 10 victories in a row from 2008-17 against the Bruins and posted the first tie in the series in 2018. The 10-meet win streak - matched USC's previous best stretch of 10 in a row from 1994 to 2003 … Last year, the Trojans suffered their first loss to the Bruins, snapping a 13-meet unbeaten streak against UCLA … In 2020, USC downed the Bruins 181-119 where the Women of Troy claimed 11 races and swept the sprint free events … In 2019 USC experienced a 181-117 victory at home, winning ten events including one relay … The schools tied 150-150 at UCLA in 2018. USC won seven events, but UCLA caught USC over the final two events to end Troy's 10-meet run … The Trojans' win in 2017 was a 172-128 home victory in which Troy set six pool records and five meet records. Preceding that was a 181-119 victory at UCLA in 2016 and a 174.5-125.5 home win in 2015 that featured five USC swimmers winning two events apiece. In 2014 in Westwood, USC won 165-135, breaking 10 Spieker Aquatics Center pool records and nine meet records in the process. USC defeated UCLA, 167.5-132.5, at USC in 2013. Troy won the 2012 clash in Westwood, 170-130, in a meet in which Trojan swimmers also broke a combined 10 Bruin pool records. That followed a 176-124 victory at USC in 2011, a 164.5-136.5 win at UCLA in 2010, a 160-140 rain-soaked 2009 home win and a 158-142 decision in Westwood in 2008. UCLA last won in 2007 when the Bruins clinched victory during the meet's final relay at McDonald's Swim Stadium. USC hasn't lost to UCLA in Westwood since 2004.
The winner of the USC-UCLA dual meet scores 10 points toward the Crosstown Cup, awarded annually to the school with the most successful athletic year against the other. Points are awarded to the winner of each Trojan-Bruin head-to-head contest (100 points is the magic number).
USC senior and two-time Pac-12 individual champion Laticia Transom announced today (Feb. 10) that she would be returning to Southern California next season for her fifth year. The All-American who is primed for a stellar senior post-season campaign will be a huge asset for the Trojans next year.
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