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Aztecs improve to 8-0 in dual meets


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December 19, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State swimming and diving team improved their dual meet record to 8-0 after earning wins over Cal Poly (152-140) and Air Force (193-93) Wednesday afternoon at the Aztec Aquaplex.

The Aztecs had the fastest time in 11 swimming events, including both relays. Kristina Murphy had the top time in three events (100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM).

On the diving side, Ximena Lechuga Gonzalez won both events with personal best scores. She had a 306.15 in the 1-meter and a 317.33 in the 3-meter. Both marks are fifth all-time in program history.

SDSU opened the meet with a win in the 200 medley relay, as Elli Ferrin, Klara ThormalmCourtney Vincent, and Alma Thormalm combined for a time of 1:44.15, over three seconds ahead of the next closest team, Cal Poly.

Mia Ryan won the 1000 free with a time of 10:24.90 and that was followed by another Aztec win with McKenna Meyer taking first place in the 200 free (1:54.09).

The Aztecs didn’t win the 100 back, but still took second (Alma Thormalm; 59.41), third (Ava Howard; 59.69) and fourth (Courtney Vincent; 59.79).

SDSU claimed the top three spots in the next event, the 100 breast. Kristina Murphy won with a time of 1:04.09 and was followed by Morganne McKennan (1:05.01) and Klara Thormalm (1:05.05).

In the 200 fly, Rachael Kelch took first (2:07.00) while Lizzie Menzmer had a third place finish (2:09.16).

Peyton Wilson won the 50 free with a time of 24.04, edging out Cathy Cooper (24.16).

Mia Ryan narrowly missed her second first place finish of the day after finishing second in the 100 free (52.99).

Elli Ferrin won by over three seconds in the 200 back, hitting the wall in 2:04.41.

Kristina Murphy won her second breast stroke event of the day when she took first in the 200 breast with a mark of 2:18.15. Murphy also had the fastest time in the 200 IM (2:04.94).

In the 500 free, Kassidy Henson finished in second 5:02.73. Courtney Vincent had the top time in the 100 fly (56.62).

The Aztecs closed out the meet with a strong showing by their B team in the 400 free relay. Alma Thormalm, Klara Thormalm, Peyton Wilson and Sammy Geyer finished in 3:29.00.


The Aztecs host Oregon State and Incarnate Word December 31 at 9:00 a.m.


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