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Tritons Continue with Second Day of Action in Las Vegas and Greensboro

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LAS VEGAS / GREENSBORO, N.C. – The No. 1/2 University of California San Diego women’s and men’s swimming and diving teams continued their success today, competing at the UNLV Invite and the 2018 Winter National Championships.

Coming off of a top finish in the 200 IM on Thursday, Tina Reuter turned in another first-place effort on the second day of the UNLV Invite. Tina’s mark of 4:18.16 in the 400 IM is a personal best, and vaults her into second place in the Triton record book behind Beth Dong’s time of 4:18.01. 

The women also shined in the evening’s first event, the 200 medley relay. Olivia Parks, Grace Murphy, Lindsay Clark, and Cody Hargadon teamed up for a 1:43.35 finish, good for fifth. 

On the men’s side, the Tritons posted a trio of third-place performances. First, Tyler James, Edgar Chin, Garrett Tse, and Marc Caron combined for a time of 1:28.84 in the 200 medley relay. 

Later, Zack Reuter mirrored Tina’s success in the 400 IM with a personal best of his own. Zack touched the wall in 3:56.11 to grab the third-place slot, while teammate Jack Spitser finished sixth in the finals with a time of 4:01.18 for his own career best. 

The men’s final third-place finish was in the 100 breaststroke. Chin came in at 55.17 to claim third, and Tse followed less than a minute behind to take seventh with a time of 55.97.

Tse also picked up a fourth-place finish in the 100 fly, clocking a time of 48.33 in the finals. 

In Greensboro, N.C., it was a successful day for the Tritons as well. Spencer Daily, Graham Hauss, and Ivan Kurakin all qualified for the finals in their respective events. 

Hauss notched a personal best in the 200 LC meter free, claiming second place in the B final with a mark of 1:52.90. Kurakin also competed in the 200 LC meter free, swimming to a sixth-place finish in the C final from lane five. The freshman finished the event with a time of 1:54.17. Competing in the 100 LC meter fly, Daily recorded a time of 55.73 to take seventh in the B final.

Tomorrow, the Tritons will close out their competitions in both Las Vegas and Greensboro.

 

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With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country.  The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference.  UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent.  A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships.  In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.

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