USC Men's Swim & Dive Travels to Utah for Final Dual of the Season
The No. 11 USC men's swimming and diving team, led by senior Pac-12 champions Alexei Sancov and Victor Johansson who feature some of the top times in the country, returns to action against Utah, Saturday (Feb. 12) at 11 a.m. PT at the Ute Natatorium.
USC is 4-2 on the season and 2-2 in Pac-12 meets. The Utes are 2-4, 0-2. Troy looks to bounce back after recently falling to No. 3 Cal (Feb. 4) and No. 6 Stanford (Feb. 5).
So far this season, USC has defeated UC Santa Barbara (W, 172-85), Arizona (W, 198-102), Arizona State (W, 155.5-138.5) and UC San Diego (W, 195.5-65.5).
While competing against A&M, TCU, Nevada, Air Force, LSU and Incarnate Word, multiple Trojans posted PR's at the Texas mid-season invite, including sophomore Ben Dillard who took the 200y breast in a personal best 1:52.44 to set a USC school record.
USC also traveled to Santa Barbara for the UCSB Invite where Trojan Ivan Puskovitch won twice, claiming both the 500y free and 1650y free. His performance earned him Pac-12 swimmer of the week honors (Feb. 2).
USC's fall semester of swimming netted a slew of NCAA A and B cuts and spots in the nation's top 25 list. (**NCAA A cut, *NCAA B Cut)
Artem Selin - 50y free (19.38*) -23rd
Nikola Miljenic - 50y free (19.39*) – 25th , 100y free (42.25*) - 9th
Alexei Sancov - 200y free (1:33.01*) - 8th, 100y fly (45.97*) – 22nd , 200y fly (1:41.81*) - 10th
Victor Johansson - 500y free (4:14.48*) - 11th , 1650y free (14:55.21*) - 17th
Vaggelis Makrygiannis - 200y back (1:41.82*) - 18th
Trent Pellini - 100y breast (51.28**) - 4th , 200y IM (1:44.29*) – 21st
Ben Dillard - 200y breast (1:52.44*) - 5th
Five of the Trojans' relays currently sit in the top-25 -- 400y medley (3:06.12*, 9th), 800y free (6:22.24, 10th), 200y medley (1:24.90, 19th), 400y free (2:51.33*, 17th) and the men's 200y free relay (1:17.95, 22nd).
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