Photo by: Jack Spitser

Swimming and Diving Have Success on Day Two of USC Invite

UC San Diego

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – UC San Diego Swimming and Diving wrap up day two of the USC Invite with a morning and afternoon session. In total for Saturday, the Tritons broke two school records and swam 26 B cut times with 19 times faster than last year’s qualifying times.

“It was an amazing opener and we swam faster than last year’s opener,” Lauded Head Coach Marko Djordjevic. “I’m just proud of how the team acted. We just enjoyed great energy.”


Ellie Whitney and Julissa Arzave highlighted the day by breaking school records. Whitney swam the mile with a time of 16:50.71 while Arzave finished the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:58.82. Both are NCAA qualifying times.

Katja Pavicevic had one of the best individual performances for the Tritons and finished sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke and 400-yard IM and seventh in the 200-yard breaststroke. In the 400-yard IM, Tina Reuter and Juli Arzave joined Pavicevic in the top eight and finished seventh and eighth respectively. 

Aneta Wyzga was the top finisher for UC San Diego in the 200-yard freestyle. Wyzga finished 10th as Tritons occupied places 10th through 14th.


300-yard medley relay team of Tyler James, Edgar Chin, Lance Freiman and Will Blake placed first with a time of 2:23.31. The squad beat out CSU Bakersfield by over a second and USC by over three seconds.

The men had a phenomenal race in the 400-yard IM with Zack Reuter, Jack Spitser and Davis Taylor finishing fifth, seventh and eighth.

Edgar Chin picked up the bronze in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 55.09. Later in the day, Chin made the top eight in the 200-yard breaststroke with an eighth-place finish with a time of 2:04.53. 


Julissa Arzave – 1000-yard freestyle and 400-yard IM

Ellie Whitney – 1650-yard freestyle (Splits qualify for 1000)

Katja Pavicevic – 400-yard IM and 200-yard Breaststroke

200 yard Freestyle Relay (Miles, Hargadon, Ciara Franke, Murphy)

Cody Hargadon – 100-yard freestyle 

Tina Reuter – 400-yard IM, 100-yard freestyle and 200-yard fly 

Lindsay Clark – 200-yard fly 


Zack Reuter - 400-IM

Brittney Miles – 100-yard fly 

Valerie Yue – 100-yard fly and 100-yard Backstroke

Aneta Wyzga - 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle

Ellie Whitney - 200-yard freestyle

Cody Hargadon - 200-yard freestyle

Sophie Francis - 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle

Julissa Arzave – 200-yard freestyle

Edgar Chin – 100-yard Breaststroke

Katja Pavicevic – 100-yard Breaststroke

Tyler James – 100-yard Back

Miranda Renner – 100-yard freestyle

Grace Murphy – 200-yard breaststroke

Hayden Johnson – 1000-yard freestyle

Davis Taylor – 1650-yard freestyle (splits qualify for 1000)


The Tritons will host their annual Blue vs. Gold scrimmage at Canyonview Pool Oct. 12 at 8:00 a.m.

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