No. 4 Triton Women to Host Crosstown Foe and MPSF Rival USD for Final Home Meet
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. 4 University of California San Diego women’s swimming and diving team will host their final home meet of the season as they face the University of San Diego at Canyonview Aquatic Center at noon on Saturday.
CANYONVIEW AQUATIC CENTER INFORMATION
Admission is free for all meets at Canyonview Aquatic Center. Parking is free on weekends as well. There is a parking lot located adjacent to the pools, and other parking is available throughout the campus.
“This is our last meet before the conference meet and particularly with the fact that it’s women only, we expect to have great energy and a strong bond,” said Associate Head Coach Marko Djordjevic. “This is also a special meet because it is the last time that our senior women will be representing us at a home meet. We expect to have a great meet and achieve some fast times since we’re getting into the zone heading into the championship season.”
There will be one heat for each event with typical dual meet scoring (9-4-3-2-1). Swimmers can compete in a maximum of three individual events and one relay, or two individual events and two relays each day.
The two San Diego-based teams have some history in common. Both are previous members of the Pacific Collegiate Swimming and Diving Conference (PCSC). Now, both teams compete as part of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF). The Toreros joined the MPSF in the 2010-11 season, while this is the first year that UC San Diego is a member.
200 Medley Relay
1 Meter Diving Break (10 minutes)
3 Meter Diving Break (15 minutes)
200 Individual Medley
400 Freestyle Relay
Live results will be available at www.collegeswimming.com and on the Meet Mobile app.
The women hold the number four slot while the men rank tenth in the latest College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) TYR Top 25 Dual Meet Division II Poll, which was released on Jan. 30. The next edition of the poll will be released on Feb. 27.
LAST TIME OUT
Previously, the women defeated California Baptist, 195-104, on their Senior Day. The Triton women captured first place in both relays. First in the 200 medley relay, Olivia Parks, Grace Murphy, Emily Lambert, and Cody Hargadon compiled a time of 1:45.09. In the day’s final relay, the 400 free relay, Tina Reuter, Reagan Eickert, Murphy, and Hargadon recorded a mark of 3:28.73. Diving was another strong point of the day, as Brooke Abrantes took first in the 3-meter dive with a score of 266.25.
This is the women’s final competition before the MPSF Championships, which begins Feb. 20 for the swimmers and Feb. 21 for the divers. The swimming portion will be held in La Mirada, while the diving portion will be held in Mission Viejo.
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