USC’s men’s and women’s swim teams hosted the Peter Daland Invitational this weekend at the Uytengsu Aquatic Center. The event was renamed to honor USC’s former nine-time NCAA championship coach who passed last Monday.
USC was the only collegiate team to race at the meet, competing against the Trojans and other local club teams.
“It was a good open to the season,” senior Cary Wright said. “It was good for us to get experience early in the season against some of the better high school and club teams in the area.”
The invitational kicked off Friday morning with USC junior Jasmine Tosky taking first the 100y fly in 54.63, followed by freshman Hannah Weiss (55.31) and junior Lucy Worrall (56.62). USC freshman Ralf Tribuntsov won the 100y fly for the men in 48.03 followed by sophomore Santo Condorelli (48.51) and junior Maclin Davis (48.86).
Senior Andrea Kropp won the 200y IM in 2:02.27 followed by Tosky (2:03.06) and sophomore Maggie D’Innocenzo (2:05.48).
Freshman Pawel Furtek led USC 500y free, finishing in 4:29.58, followed by sophomore Reed Malone (4:29.79).
Sophomore Michael Domagala won the 200y IM in 1:50.29 and senior Dakota Hodgson took third in 1:54.27.
Sophomore Evan Swenson won the women’s 50y free for USC in 23.58 and junior Kendyl Stewart took third in 23.92. Condorelli won it for the men with a time of 20.34.
The day ended with Malone, Domagala, Stewart and Swenson winning the mixed 400y free relay 3:15.37.
Senior Cary Wright and Domagala opened up the second day with a win for USC, taking first and second in the men’s 400y IM. They finished 4:00.47 and 4:01.46, respectively.
Tribuntsov won again for USC, taking the men’s 100y in 48.60 and senior Luca Spinazzola (50.21) and sophomore Jon Knox (51.10) finished third and fourth.
Kropp finished in third place in both the women’s 400y IM and the 100y breast, clocking 4:24.38 and 1:04.62, respectively.
USC swept the men’s events in the evening session of day two, while the women did not compete.
Tribuntsov swam his season-best 1:47.01 in the 200y back, followed by Wright (1:48.19) and Knox (1:50.17) and freshman Jason O’Brien in fourth with 1:53.96.
Condorelli won the 100y free in a season-best 44.19 followed by sophomore Dylan Carter (44.78).
USC took the top three spots in the men’s 200y fly. Wright added another victory for USC, clocking 1:48.53. Domagala (1:50.13) and Hodgson (1:50.51) took second and third, respectively.
“We had a lot of people really step up,” Wright said. “It was pretty much a training meet for us. Our freshmen really stepped up and we were a good cohesive unit. Hopefully that’ll show in the dual meets this season.”
USC will host Arizona State in a dual meet at the Uytengsu Aquatic Center on Nov. 15 at 2 p.m.
“Against Arizona, we’re really trying to focus less on times and more on getting our hand to the wall first,” Wright said. “We want to touch people out and score the most points.”