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USC’s Trent Pellini Reaches Podium In 100y Breaststroke During Third Evening of NCAA Championships

Mar 25, 2022

USC senior Trent Pellini recorded a PR to finish fifth in the 100y breaststroke and lead Troy during the third evening of the 2022 men's NCAA Swim and Dive Championships in Atlanta, Georgia.

Entering the fourth and final day of competition, USC sits in 23rd place with 24 total points. 

Pellini, who picks up All-American honors in the event after the fifth-place finish in 50.93, is the first Trojan to score in an individual swim event at these championships.

In the diving well, Trojan Shangfei Wang finished third in the consolation final of the men's 3-meter competition, tallying 406.95 points to pick up All-American honorable mention honors. During prelims, Wang was on track to reach the finals, prior to a costly error in the sixth round that landed him in the consolation final.

Troy wrapped up the third evening of competition with a 15th place finish in the 400y medley relay as Vaggelis Makrygiannis, Pellini, Alexei Sancov and Nikola Miljenic combined for a 3:04.56.

During prelims, multiple Trojans finished in the top-30 – Alexei Sancov (28th, 200y free – 1:33.41), Nikola Miljenic (27th, 100y fly – 45.56) and Chris O'Grady (26th, 100y breast – 52.33).

The four-day event concludes tomorrow with swim prelims/finals and platform diving.

The championships will be held at the McAuley Aquatic Center with live championship coverage airing on ESPN3 for preliminary and finals sessions Wednesday through Saturday. 
Live results will also be available here.  
*All times listed in PST

March 26 — 7 a.m. trials | 3 p.m. finals | 9:30 a.m. diving trials

  • 200-yard Backstroke
  • 100-yard Freestyle
  • 200-yard Breaststroke
  • 200-yard Butterfly
  • Platform Diving
  • 1,650-yard Freestyle
  • 400-yard Freestyle Relay