USD Swim Caps Off Fall at Husky Invitational

USDTOREROSDOTCOM Melissa Andruzzi set a new USD record in the 100 yard breaststroke.
Melissa Andruzzi set a new USD record in the 100 yard breaststroke.
Dec. 3, 2012

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FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - The University of San Diego women's swim team wrapped up their 2012 meet schedule at the Husky Invitational this past weekend at the Weyerhauser King County Aquatic Center.

The Toreros turned in a number of strong performances over the weekend, including a USD record-breaking swim in the 100 yard breaststroke by senior Melissa Andruzzi. Altogether, 19 Toreros established personal bests over the weekend to go along with three top-five finishes in team history.

Andruzzi posted a 1:03.62 in the 100 breast on Saturday while finishing in ninth place overall in the event. Andruzzi bested former USD All-American Ashley Swart's 2003 time of 1:04.04.

Sophomore Keenan Lineback registered USD's top individual finish by coming in second in the 1650 yard freestyle. Freshman Sarah Reierson also notched top-five finishes for the Toreros in the 100 yard backstroke and 200 yard backstroke.

The three-day meet featured a total of 17 events- four relays and 13 individual events and included collegiate teams largely from the Pacific Northwest and western Canada in addition to club squads. Among the 14 collegiate teams in attendance were Oregon State, University of British Columbia, Seattle University and the University of Alaska.

On Friday, the Toreros took third in the 200 yard freestyle relay. USD's A relay (Stone, Andruzzi, Finucane, Kimmel) finished with a time of 1:34.83, marking a season-best for the Toreros. USD also had a fifth-place showing in the 400 yard medley relay when the A squad (Reierson, Cohn, Stone, Finucane) turned in a time of 3:50.64, also a season-best.



Sarah Reierson, Melissa Andruzzi, Kelly Stone and Jacquie Kimmel made up the Toreros' A relay that finished in fifth place in the 200 yard medley relay on Saturday evening. They posted a season-best time of 1:45.28.

In the 800 yard freestyle relay, the Toreros' A relay (Noonan, Lee, Andruzzi, Finucane) put together a fourth-place showing at 7:37.34, which also established a new season-best for the team.

Lineback had the best individual finish of the weekend for the Toreros when she took second place in the 1650 yard freestyle, finishing in a season-best 16:49.22.

Lineback also turned in strong performances in the 500 yard freestyle finals when she finished fourth with a career-best 4:58.03, in addition to a career-best 2:03.09 in the 200 yard butterfly. She also notched a fourth-place finish in the 400 yard IM with her swim of 4:23.50.

Eleanor Phillips wasn't far behind Lineback in the 400 IM, finishing in sixth place with a time of 4:27.57, a season-best for Phillips.

Francesca Finucane established season-bests in the 50 yard freestyle with her swim of 23.78 and 100 free with her 51.53, while also posting a season-best with a 1:50.69 in the 200 yard freestyle finals on Saturday evening that placed her in sixth.

Among those notching career-bests was sophomore Taylor Noonan, who swam a new personal-best in the 100 yard backstroke with a 57.97 and 100 yard butterfly with a 56.44.

Reierson had solid individual swims in 200 yard backstroke on Sunday and the 100 yard backstroke on Saturday. She finished in fourth place in the 200 back with a team season-best time of 2:02.77, while taking fifth place in the 100 back at 56.48, just barely missing out on matching Kristyn Deckard's USD record of 56.47.

USD will take a month off before returning to the pool on Saturday, Jan. 5 at the USD Relay Meet at the Sports Center Pool.