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Diving Back In
Jan. 3, 2018

SAN DIEGO – San Diego returns to action in its first meet of 2018, playing host to Villanova Saturday at noon PT at the Sports Center Pool.

The meet will be a shootout format for 50-yard races. Eight swimmers will compete in the first heat of each 50-yard event and the top two finishers from each team will advance to a semifinal round. The top finishers from the semifinal round will advance to a head-to-head final round.

The Toreros wrapped up 2017 on a high note in its final meet of the year against Northern Arizona and Cal State East Bay. Kailyn Evans and Alex Hubel won an event apiece as 11 swimmers combined for 21 top-five finishes.

Evans posted the top time in the 100 yard breaststroke (1:06.76), while Hubel finished the 100 butterfly in 57.13 to lead the pack. Their performances helped the Toreros finish 1-1 on the day, defeating the Pioneers (173-98) and falling to the Lumberjacks (174-100).

Along with her first-place performance in the 100 fly, Hubel added a second-place result in the 200 fly (2:05.97).

Danielle Taylor posted top-five results in each of her events, placing second in the 100 backstroke (58.67), third in the 50 free (24.45) and fourth in the 100 free (53.30).

Lillian Benwell led the Toreros in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:14.04 and added a third-place finish in the 200 breast (2:29.10). She placed fifth in the 100 breast (1:08.67).

The Toreros were strong in the relays and placed second in both events. Taylor, Evans, Hubel and Murdoch teamed up for the 200 medley relay and posted a time of 1:47.69. Hornbuckle, Murdoch, Briggs and Hubel went 3:38.63 in the 400 free relay.



Meet results will be available via Meet Mobile.

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