Aztecs win 10 of 12 individual races to defeat Beavers
Source: goaztecs.com press release
Photo: Martina Marks won both the 500 and 1000 freestyle races in Friday's dual meet at Oregon State. Courtesy goaztecs.com
November 4, 2016 (Corvallis, Ore.) - San Diego State swimmers won 10 of 12 individual races as they defeated Oregon State, 139-113, Friday afternoon at OSU’s Osborn Aquatic Center in Corvallis, Ore. The win was the fifth straight for the Aztecs, who improved to 5-0 on this season.
Friday’s meet consisted of 12 individual races and pair of relay events. Diving was not contested as the Beavers do not field a diving squad.
Five SDSU swimmers won two events apiece to account for the Aztecs individual event wins.
Martina Marks got things underway for San Diego State with a first-place finish in the 1000 freestyle in a time of 10:29.51. Teammates Cori Casper and Madeline Garcia finished second and third receptively as the Aztecs took the scoring lead for good after placing second in the 200 medley relay by .22 second to begin the meet. Marks would later capture top spot in the 500 freestyle in 5:09.06.
McKenna Meyer then took first in the 200 freestyle (1:52.37) and later added a win in the 400 individual medley (4:29.38).
Freshman Morganne McKennan won both the 100 breaststroke (2:08.31) and 200 breaststroke (2:20.42) races and was a member of the Aztec 200 medley relay quartet that was edged out of a win in the meet’s opening race.
San Diego State’s other double winners included junior Summer Harrison and freshman Peyton Wilson.
Harrison was victorious in both the 100 and 200 butterfly events with times of 56.21 and 2:08.31 respectively. The 100 fly was the second of two races in which SDSU swept the top three spots as Courtney Vincent (58.38) and Samantha Guttmacher (58.62) placed second and third behind Harrison.
Wilson, meanwhile, won both the 50 freestyle (24.18) and 100 freestyle (52.72) races.
The San Diego State swimmers will remain in Corvallis where they will compete against Oregon State in another dual meet on Saturday, Nov. 5, starting at 10:00 a.m. (PT).