Weekend in LA: Swimmers Head to UCLA, Divers Go to USC
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The University of California San Diego No. 6 men’s and No. 4 women’s swimming and diving teams will travel up to Los Angeles for the weekend, continuing a challenging schedule filled with top Division I talent. The Triton divers will compete at No. 7/11 USC, while the swimmers will race at UCLA.
TROJAN DIVING INVITATIONAL DETAILS
The divers will compete at USC’s Trojan Diving Invitational throughout the weekend, with the action beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday and lasting through Saturday and Sunday at Uytengsu Aquatics Center. UC San Diego will face divers from Arrow Dive Club, Azusa Pacific, Cal Poly, Cal State Bakersfield, Fresno Pacific, UNLV, Utah, and USC. A full list of events and participants can be found here, and results will be available here.
UCLA MEET DETAILS
The swimmers will compete at UCLA on Saturday, with the women competing against UCLA and UC Santa Barbara, and the men competing solely against UC Santa Barbara. The teams will face off starting at 11 a.m. at Spieker Aquatics Center.
UCLA MEET EVENTS
200 Medley Relay
400 Individual Medley
400 Freestyle Relay
“We’re very excited to be competing in this tri-meet for the women’s team and dual meet for the men’s team,” Head Coach David Marsh said. “Right now, it looks like both meets will be highly competitive. It would be amazing if we could come out with some wins, but we will look for progress within the team as the highest priority at this point in the season.”
“The history between UC Santa Barbara and UC San Diego is heavily intertwined, as Matt Macedo used to be the head coach for our program and we look at them as perhaps our top rival,” Marsh noted about the upcoming meet.
Macedo was an assistant coach for the Tritons from 2008-11, and in the summer of 2011 he was named the men’s head coach. In the summer of 2014, Macedo accepted an associate head coach position with the Gauchos.
The Triton men currently rank sixth and the women fourth in the latest CSCAA Division II poll, with the next poll set to be released on Nov. 14. USC comes in at 7/11 in the most recent Division I poll, gaining a slot on the men’s side from the previous edition. The UCLA women received votes, but did not rank in the Division I top 25 as of Oct. 24.
LAST TIME OUT
The Tritons’ last meet was on Oct. 27, as they hosted No. 12/13 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. Both the women’s and men’s teams emerged victorious, as the women notched a 201-83 win and the men secured a 176-116 victory.
Most of the Tritons will return to competition at the UNLV Invite from Nov. 29-Dec. 1. While they compete there, Marsh will take select members of the teams to Greensboro, N.C. for the Winter National Championships.
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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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