USC’s Anicka Delgado Wins First Career Pac-12 Swimming Title
Sophomore Anicka Delgado earned her first Pac-12 swimming title (50y free) to lead the Trojans during the second day of action at the Pac-12 Swimming Championships in Federal Way, Wash.
2020 Olympian Delgado will add another title to her name after picking up her first conference crown, courtesy of the splash and dash win. The sophomore blasted a personal best 21.89 to tie for first with Stanford's Anya Goeders and improve from her fifth-place finish at last year's championships.
Also swimming in the championship final was sophomore Hanna Henderson who touched fifth in 22.22 during her first career conference A-final appearance. She later returned to post a 22.17 as she led off USC's 4x50y free relay. With her time she secured an NCAA B-cut.
Sophomore Kaitlyn Dobler claimed the consolation final of the 50y free, posting a 22.23 to win the heat and improve from her preliminary time of 22.40.
USC newcomer Caroline Pennington made her first conference A-final appearance as she touched sixth in the 500y free, posting a 4:43.10. Fellow freshman Marlene Kahler won the consolation final, touching in 4:43.20 to take the heat.
The Women of Troy finished 5-6 in the 200y IM as Calypso Sheridan touched fifth in 1:55.27 with Isabelle Odgers shortly behind in 1:55.86 for sixth.
Trojan Nicole Pavlopoulou won the b-final, posting a 1:57.13 for first in the heat. Her time would've finished seventh in the championship final. Also appearing in the consolation final was junior Aela Janvier (2:01.19), who finished 16th.
USC closed out the second evening of competition with a third-place finish in the 200y free relay as Henderson, Sheridan, Dobler and Laticia Transom posted a 1:28.02.
At the Pac-12 Diving Championships in Tucson, Ariz. USC put two Trojans in the men's 1-meter final. Freshman Shangfei Wang finished third with 364.40 while junior George Korovin was sixth with 297.70.
Sophomore Farrah Volpintesta led the Women of Troy on 3-meter, finishing fifth in the championship final with 296.65. USC finished 2-3-4 in the consolation final as Nike Agunbiade claimed second (300.55), Huitt third (271.95) and Stocker finished fourth (268.55).
The Pac-12 meet, which lasts through Saturday, continues Friday with the 400 Individual Medley, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and 200 medley relay in the pool, as well as platform diving and 3-meter (men's diving.)
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