Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
Anji Shakya took third in the 100 back Friday.
Tritons Take On Tough DI Competition, Amog Wins 100 Butterfly
Release: Friday 01/06/2012 

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Despite competing against a field comprised solely of NCAA Division I squads, the UC San Diego swimming and diving team recorded several standout performances at a five-team meet hosted by San Diego State Friday.

The Triton women competed against Rice, San Diego State, TCU and Washington State and the men went up against Texas Christian only.

Four Tritons finished on the podium on the women's side, including freshman Jaclyn Amog, who won the 100 butterfly. Amog finished in 57.04 to touch first, setting a new personal best and moving herself up to sixth on UCSD's all-time top 10 list for the event.

Senior All-American Alex Henley placed second in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:03.11, just behind San Diego State's Leona Jennings, who won by swimming a 2:02.49. Henley was fifth in the 200 butterfly in 2:05.36. 

Junior Emily Adamczyk had two strong swims, finishing third in the 200 breaststroke (2:22.29) and fourth in the 200 IM (2:08.83).

In the women's 100 backstroke, sophomore Anji Shakya placed third, posting a time of 58.64.

The men had five first place finishes against TCU, two of those coming from diver Tyler Runsten. The junior won the 1-meter with a score of 297.40 and doubled up by also taking the 3-meter dive with a 323.20.

In the 200 IM, the Tritons went 1-2 with sophomore Nick Korth winning in 1:55.20 followed by junior Adam Rice in second with a 1:55.84.

Sophomore Alex Merrill was victorious in the 200 freestyle, recording a time of 1:42.97. Senior Michael Lorch was third in 1:43.69.

UCSD also picked up a win in the 1000 free as senior Matt Herman swam a 9:28.96.

The Triton men owned second and third place in six events and went 2-3-4 twice.

"I was very pleased with the results today," said UCSD co-head coach Corrie Falcon. "We had a lot of in season best times, which is very encouraging after the hard training we have gone through."

In women's team scoring, San Diego State won all four of its match-ups to improve to 12-0 on the season as the Aztecs extended their dual meet win streak to 34 contests and their string of victories over non-conference opponents to 43.

TCU totaled 165.0 points to beat out the UCSD men, who finished with 135.0 points. 

UCSD will host its final home meet of the season tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 7 with a dual against Grand Canyon University, scheduled for an 11 a.m. start at Canyonview. Fans and spectators may want to arrive early as the 15 senior Tritons will be honored prior to the first event. Admission is free and if you need directions to Canyonview, click here.

"We're looking forward to competing against one of our biggest Division II rivals, GCU," said Falcon. "This will be a preview of our competition at NCAA's."

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