Over a Decade of Duals: Tritons Set to Host Familiar Foe Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The University of California San Diego No. 6 men’s and No. 4 women’s swimming and diving teams are set to host No. 12/13 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Saturday. The action will take place at 2:30 p.m. at Canyonview Aquatic Center.
This year’s meet marks the 11th year since UC San Diego began hosting Claremont-Mudd-Scripps for the annual dual meet between the two teams. In that span, the Tritons are undefeated against the Athenas and Stags. Last year’s dual meet was the coaching debut of Head Coach David Marsh.
“What we’ve seen up to this point is that we’re progressing and moving in a good direction,” said Associate Head Coach Marko Djordjevic. “We are in a better place than we were last year at this time, and I have high expectations. Based on the Blue vs. Gold Exhibition and the Trojan Invite, I think we will have some very fast swims against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.”
Both teams are ranked in their division’s TYR/College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) preseason poll. For the Tritons, the women were ranked fourth in Division II, while the men earned sixth. For Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, the Stags took 12th while the Athenas came in at 13th.
200 Medley Relay
1 Meter Diving Break (10 minutes)
3 Meter Diving Break (15 minutes)
200 Individual Medley
400 Freestyle Relay
CANYONVIEW AQUATIC CENTER INFORMATION
Admission is free for all meets at Canyonview Aquatic Center. Parking at UC San Diego is free on weekends, with a parking lot located adjacent to the pools and other parking available throughout campus.
HITTING THE ROAD
This is the Tritons’ final home meet of the calendar year, with trips to LA, North Carolina, and Nevada scheduled for the remainder of 2018. The 2019 portion of their schedule features numerous meets at Canyonview Aquatic Center, including their first two to start the year.
LAST TIME OUT
The Tritons are coming off of a busy weekend. First, the women swimmers and divers hosted Boise State, San Diego State, and UC Davis for their home opener. The next morning, the divers hit the road for the Lancer Dive Invite. Senior divers Brooke Abrantes (209.30) and Patty Sullivan (198.30) each ranked in the top half with their scores. While the divers were in Riverside, the swimmers hosted their Blue vs. Gold Exhibition, setting three meet records. After the races and other fun competitions, Team Blue ended up victorious.
Following a week off from competition, the Triton swimmers and divers return to action on the weekend of Nov. 9-11. The divers will compete at USC’s Trojan Diving Invitational all weekend, while the swimmers compete across town at UCLA on Nov. 10. The Triton women swimmers will face both UCLA and UC Santa Barbara, while the men solely take on UC Santa Barbara.
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