No. 10 USC Women’s Swim and Dive Renews Bay Rivalry With Road Tests at No. 11 Cal, No. 3 Stanford

Women’s Swimming & Diving | January 25, 2023

USC’s No. 10 women’s swimming and diving team renews its Bay Area rivalries this week with road tests at No. 11 California on Friday at 2 pm and at No. 3 Stanford on Saturday at 12 pm

The Trojans are 5-0 overall and 3-0 in Pac-12 meets and won the SMU Classic. The no. 3 Cardinal is 5-0, 4-0 while the No. 11 Bears are 5-1, 3-1. USC last defeated California in 2016 and last beat Stanford in 1996.

Both meetings will be live streamed. Cal’s live stream is available here. Stanford’s live stream can be found here.

FAST TIMES

USC’s fall semester of swimming netted a slew of NCAA cuts and spots in the nation’s top 25 list. The Women of Troy’s top times documents can be found here.

Junior Kaitlyn Dobler leads the nation with the fastest time in the 100y breast this season (56.94), enough for an NCAA A cut. She also holds NCAA B cuts in the 50y free (22.03) and 200y breast (2:08.58).

USC fifth year Isabelle Odgers (100y breast – 1:00.48, 200y breast – 2:07.54, 200y IM – 1:55.84, 400y IM – 4:08.63), Elise Garcia (50y free – 22.68) and Aria Bernal (100y back – 52.61, 200y back – 1:59.29) have all earned NCAA B cuts.

Trojan Anicka Delgado holds NCAA B standards in the 50y free (21.97), 100y free (48.68) and the 100y fly (52.46). Fellow junior Hannah Henderson has B cuts in the 50y free (22.44), 100y free (49.49), 100y back (53.15) and 200y back (1:54.55).

Sophomore distance freestyle specialist Marlene Kahler has provisional cuts in the 500y free (4:40.57) and the 1650y free (16:13.73).

USC’s freshman have performed exceptionally well this season, with Justina Kozan (200y free – 1:45.35, 500y free – 4:41.09, 200y IM – 1:57.81, 400y IM – 4:09.95, 200y fly – 1:54.91), Ella Flowers ( ), Ashley McMillan (200y IM – 1:57.29, 400y IM – 4:15.38, 200y back – 1:55.69), Katherine Adams (200y IM – 1:58.97, 400y IM – 4:17.11, 200y breast – 2:11.46) and Hannah Kuchler (50y free – 22.65, each carrying NCAA B Cuts.

Divers Nike Agunbiade and Maddie Huitt are qualified for the Zone E Diving Championships on all three specialties, while Lina Sculti (1-meter, 3-meter), Grace Lee (1-meter, platform), Savannah Stocker (1 meter), Farrah Volpintesta (1-meter, 3-meter) and Allison Ward (3-meter) have qualifying scores in one or more events.

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