Aztecs record top time in seven of 10 relays
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September 22, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State swimming and diving team took first place in a relay meet against Washington State and Nevada on Friday afternoon, scoring 158 points over the 10-relay event. The Aztecs recorded the top time in seven of the 10 races.
SDSU quickly collected a trio of first-place finishes, winning the 150 fly relay, the 150 back relay, and the 150 breast relay. Alma Thormalm, Courtney Vincent, and Lizzie Menzmer teamed up to post a 1:16.43 in the 150 fly relay, while Thormalm again played a role in SDSU’s next first-place finish, recording a 1:17.73 in the 150 back relay alongside Elli Ferrin and Maude Boily-Dufour. Klara Thormalm, Caitlin Delany and Kristina Murphy clocked in first in the 150 breast relay at 1:30.34, just edging out their teammates Morganne McKennan, Larisa Tam, and Ferrin who finished second at 1:31.22.
A pair of freshmen, Cathy Cooper and Mia Ryan, helped propel SDSU to a first-place finish in the 500 free relay, joining forces with Peyton Wilson and McKenna Meyer to touch the wall at 4:30.97. With four first-place finishes just halfway through the meet, SDSU continued its winning ways in the 200 free relay and 1500 free relay, with Wilson, Cooper, and the Thormalm sisters posting a 1:36.75 in the 200 free relay, while Ryan, Meyer, and Julia Wright posted a collective time of 15:18.63 in the 1500 free relay, just edging out Nevada by 4.24 seconds.
In exhibition action, SDSU logged the top two times in the 400 free relay to conclude the meet. Wilson, Alma Thormalm, Ryan, and Cooper posted a meet-best 3:31.15, while Menzmer, Sammy Geyer, Murphy, and Klara Thormalm collectively logged the race’s second best time of 3:33.88.
San Diego State – 158
Nevada – 142
Washington State – 134
San Diego State finished second in a three-team relay meet at Nevada last season featuring the Wolf Pack and UC Davis. SDSU recorded six more first-place finishes in this year’s relay meet than last year in Reno.
In comparison to last year’s relay meet in Reno, the Aztecs bettered their times in the 400 free relay, 4x100 IM relay, 1500 free relay, 800 free relay, 500 free relay, 400 medley relay, and the 200 free relay.
SDSU sees a 12-day hiatus from competition and dives back into action on Oct. 4 at Pepperdine for a dual meet in Malibu beginning at noon.