Toreros Set School Record in 800-Yard Freestyle Relay

USDTOREROSDOTCOM Gwen Walter helped USD set a school record in the 800-yard freestyle relay
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Gwen Walter helped USD set a school record in the 800-yard freestyle relay
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Feb. 20, 2014

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The USD Swim and Dive team kicked off the MPSF Conference Championships with impressive performances in their two relay events Wednesday evening. The Toreros set a school record in the 800-yard freestyle relay and swam a season-best time in the 200-yard medley relay.

Taylor Noonan, Keenan Lineback, Gwen Walter, and Jackie Taylor posted a 7:22.26 in the 800 free relay to give the Toreros a fifth place finish and 28 points. This beat the previous top time in school history of 7:23.17 set in 2011 by Francesca Finucane, Milica Ostojic, Kelly Stone, and Sarah Geerdes.

Lexie Franz, Sarah Reierson, Missy Beall, and Stephanie Jones swam a season-best 1:44.66 in the 200-yard medley relay, beating their previous best time by nearly two seconds.

The Toreros will enter day two tied for sixth with 50 points. Preliminaries for the 500 free, 200 IM, and 50 free begin Thursday at 10:00 a.m. with the final round beginning at 6:00 p.m. Additionally, the 1-meter diving event will take place Thursday, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center.

Scores Entering Thursday

1. UC Santa Barbara 80

2. University of California Davis 68

3. Brigham Young University 62

3. University of Hawaii 62

5. University of the Pacific 54

6. University of San Diego 50

6. Loyola Marymount University 50

8. California Polytechnic State U 46

Schedule of Events

Thursday, February 20

10:00 am

500-yd Free (W&M) Prelims

200-yd IM (W&M) Prelims

50-yd Free (W&M) Prelims 

Diving Competition (Rose Bowl Aquatics Center - Pasadena, Calif.)

11:00 a.m. 1M Prelims

12:45 p.m. 1M Finals

2:15 p.m. 1M Consolation

6:00 p.m.

500-yd Free (W&M) Finals

200-yd IM (W&M) Finals

50-yd Free (W&M) Finals

Friday, February 21

10:00 am

400-yd IM (W&M) Prelim

100-yd Fly (W&M) Prelim

200-yd Free (W&M) Prelim

100-yd Breast (W&M) Prelim

100-yd Back (W&M) Prelim 

Diving Competition (Rose Bowl Aquatics Center - Pasadena, Calif.)

11:00 a.m. 3M Prelims

12:45 p.m. 3M Finals

2:15 p.m. 3M Consolation

6:00 p.m.

400-yd IM (W&M) Finals

100-yd Fly (W&M) Finals

200-yd Free (W&M) Finals

100-yd Breast (W&M) Finals

100-yd Back (W&M) Finals

Awards Ceremony

400-yd Med Relay (W&M) Finals

Saturday, February 22

10:00 am

Swimming Prelims

200-yd Back (W) Prelim

100-yd Free (W) Prelim

200-yd Breast (W) Prelim

200-yd Fly (W) Prelim 

6:00 pm

Senior Ceremony

1650-yd Free (W&M) Finals

200-yd Back (W&M) Finals

100-yd Free (W&M) Finals

200-yd Breast (W&M) Finals

200-yd Fly (W&M) Finals

Awards Ceremony

400-yd Free Relay (W&M) Finals

Championship Trophy Presentation