USC's Kaitlyn Dobler’s School Record Wins 100y Breaststroke NCAA Title; Trojans Shatter 400y Medley Relay Record
Trojan Kaitlyn Dobler set the USC and Pac-12 100y breaststroke record en route to an NCAA title in the event to lead the Women of Troy during the third evening of competition at the 2022 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Trojans finished the third night of finals with 83 points, currently 13th overall.
Dobler, USC's first NCAA 100y breast title winner since Rebecca Soni in 2009, broke her own personal USC record that she set earlier this season at the Pac-12 Championship's (57.31). Dipping under the 57 mark for the first time in her career, Dobler also lowers her Pac-12 record with the sixth fastest 100y breaststroke time in history.
In the 200y freestyle, senior Laticia Transom finished seventh overall in 1:43.49 to pick up All-American honors in the event.
The USC 400y medley relay quartet of Calypso Sheridan, Dobler, Anicka Delgado and Transom finished out the evening with a seventh-place finish in the 400y medley relay. Their time of 3:27.86 is the fastest 400y medley relay in USC's history, lowering the previous mark of 3:27.88 set by Hanni Leach, Riley Scott, Louise Hansson and Anika Apostalon in 2017.
Earlier in the day, Trojan Nicole Pavlopoulou got things going for USC, posting a PR out of heat 1, lane 1 of the 400y IM. The Greece native posted a personal best 4:12.74 to finish 31st overall.
In the 100y fly, sophomore Olympian Delgado finished 46th in a time of 53.40.
Senior Isabelle Odgers finished in 1:00.48 to end up 37th in the 100y breast.
In the 100y back, USC's Sheridan touched 19th in 52.00, just off her season best time of 51.79. Aela Janvier was 54th in the event in 53.89.
In the diving well, sophomore Maddie Huitt led the Trojans, finishing 31st with 289.70 on women's 3-meter. Also competing in the event was Savannah Stocker (291.75) and Nike Agunbiade (257.15), who finished 28th and 43rd, respectively.
The NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships conclude tomorrow, with prelims beginning at 7 a.m. PST.