Aztecs defeat Tritons, Broncos and Aggies in final October meet
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October 19, 2018 (La Jolla) - The San Diego State swimming and diving team recorded a strong showing at UC San Diego on Friday afternoon, defeating the Tritons 218-81, UC Davis 209-90 and Mountain West foe Boise State 154-145. With a trio of wins, the Aztecs improve to 5-0 in dual meet competition this season.
SDSU opened the meet with a win in the 200 medley relay, as Elli Ferrin, Klara Thormalm, Courtney Vincent, and Alma Thormalm combined for a time of 1:42.77.
McKenna Meyer, Mia Ryan, and Ferrin each took second place in their respective races for the next three events, with Meyer recording a time of 10:17.46 in the 1000 free, Ryan touching the wall at 1:50.44 in the 200 free, and Ferrin scoring at 55.62 in the 100 back.
Kristina Murphy (1:03.23) and Klara Thormalm (1:03.48) finished first and second, respectively, in the 100 breast. Courtney Vincent followed that with a win in the 200 fly with a time of 2:03.67.
Alma Thormalm continued SDSU’s winning ways in the 50 free, taking first place with a time of 23.38. Cathy Cooper also finished in the top three of the 50 free, timing at 23.71. Thormalm later reeled in another first-place finish, recording a 50.77 in the 100 free.
Both Klara Thormalm and Kristian Murphy broke the preexisting Canyonview Aquatic Center record in the 200 breast, finishing first and second with neck-and-neck times of 2:15.27 and 2:15.35. The previous record of 2:16.65 was owned by UC San Diego’s Jaimie Bryan and set on Jan. 21, 2017.
Despite losing her goggles midrace, Vincent earned her second individual first-place finish of the meet, winning the 100 fly by a 0.99-second margin and clocking in at 54.49.
Murphy and Meyer finished second and third in the 200 IM, recording times of 2:04.23 and 2:04.63, respectively. SDSU finished the meet with a second-place finish in the 200 free relay, as the Thormalm sisters, Cathy Cooper, and Peyton Wilson recorded a time of 1:33.85 – less than a quarter of a second behind Boise State’s top relay team.
Freshman Ximena Lechuga won the 1-meter diving event, posting a score of 285.15. Delaney Gallagher finished just behind Lechuga, finishing second with a score of 268.95. Another freshman shined for the Aztecs on the 3-meter board, as Gina Cazares her score of 265.05 placed second in the meet’s final diving event.
SDSU now has a 27-day break from competition, as the Aztecs jump back into action on Nov. 15 for a three-day event at the Mizzou Invitational.