Nov. 9, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego swim and dive team claimed a 160.5-127.5 victory over Loyola Marymount in dual meet action Saturday afternoon from the USD Sports Center Pool. Altogether, the Toreros won seven races on the day- six individual events and one relay.
Standing out for USD were Keenan Lineback, who won three individual events in the meet, and Jackie Taylor, who posted two individual victories and a blazing 51.63 split as the anchor leg of the 400 freestyle relay that helped the Toreros come from behind to finish in first place in that event.
Lineback took home the top spot in the 1000 freestyle (10:15.50), 200 butterfly (2:02.47), and 500 free (5:01.29). Meanwhile, Taylor finished first in the 200 free (1:54.03) and 100 free (52.48), while also taking second in the 50 free (24.82).
Lexie Franz put together a first-place swim in the 200 backstroke (2:06.50) and took second in the 100 back (58.45), both season-bests for her. Franz also added a third-place showing in the 50 free (25.15).
Gwen Walter had some strong swims on the day, posting a season-best 10:23.32 while finishing second in the 1000 free. Walter also took second in the 500 free (5:02.43) and finished fourth in the 100 free (55.02).
Sarah Reierson had a strong day of her own, taking second in the 200 back (2:06.60) and 200 IM (2:08.48), while also finishing third in the 100 back (59.38). She posted season-bests in the 200 IM and 200 back.
Danielle Deiparine had three top-3 finishes on the day, including season-bests in the 100 breast and 200 IM. Deiparine took third in the 100 breast (1:07.63), 200 breast (2:26.02), and 200 IM (2:11.95).
USD had a good day in the relays as well, with their A relay (Reierson, Cohn, Noonan, Franz) taking second in the 200 medley relay (1:49.56) and their A relay (Noonan, Lineback, Walter, Taylor) winning the 400 free relay (3:33.47) to cap off the day.
Mathilda Danckler had strong one-meter diving scores of 196.72 and 235.80, while Morgan White posted scores 164.17 and 171.60.
The Torero divers will be back in action at the Redlands Diving Invitational on Nov. 16, while the swimmers return to the pool when they compete at the Arena Invitational at East Los Angeles College Nov. 21-23.