Tritons Prepare for Winter National Championships, UNLV Invite This Week
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. 1/2 University of California San Diego women’s and men’s swimming and diving teams will finish the month of November with two overlapping competitions. As the majority of the swimmers and divers head to Las Vegas, three will travel to Greensboro, N.C. instead.
UNLV INVITE DETAILS
The UC San Diego swimming and diving teams will compete all day at the UNLV Invite on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Buchanan Natatorium is familiar territory for some of the Tritons, as 10 UC San Diego swimmers competed last year at UNLV’s Last Chance Invitational.
Live results will be available here.
UNLV INVITE EVENTS
200 Freestyle Relay
400 Medley Relay
200 Medley Relay
800 Freestyle Relay
400 Freestyle Relay
WINTER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS DETAILS
While most of the Tritons compete at the UNLV Invite, Head Coach David Marsh will take newcomers Spencer Daily, Graham Hauss, and Ivan Kurakin to Greensboro, N.C. for the Winter National Championships. Each Triton will participate in three events, with the competition lasting Wednesday through Saturday. Daily will compete in the 50 LC meter free, 100 fly, and 100 free. Hauss will participate in the 400 LC meter free, 200 free, and 100 free. Kurakin will join Hauss in the 400 LC meter free and 200 free, and will also compete in the 200 back.
A list of live streams for the events can be found here.
This will be the Tritons’ first action since jumping to the top of the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) TYR Top 25 Dual Meet Division II Poll. The women hold the number one slot while the men rank second.
LAST TIME OUT
Previously, the UC San Diego divers competed at USC’s Trojan Diving Invitational. The men and women combined for sixth place, with all six Triton divers who competed earning spots on the Individual High Point Awards list. The swimmers previously traveled to UCLA, but the meet was cancelled due to air quality issues.
The UNLV Invite and Winter National Championships conclude the 2018 portion of the Tritons’ season. They will resume competition in 2019, hosting UIW, Wyoming, and the women of San Jose State at 12 p.m. on Jan. 3 at Canyonview Aquatic Center. Admission to the meet is free.
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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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