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Aztecs take first place in each of the first eight events


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December 30, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State swimming and diving team defeated Oregon State, 124-100, in a dual meet at the Aztec Aquaplex on Saturday. The Aztecs, now winners of 22 consecutive dual meets, have won five consecutive dual meets against the Beavers.

SDSU claimed both first and second place in the opening 200 medley relay, with Alexa Clayfield, Morganne McKennan, Courtney Vincent, and Klara Thormalm teamed up to post a race-best 1:44.63. Alma Thormalm, Caitlin Delany, Summer Harrison and Peyton Wilson recorded a second-place time of 1:45.95.


The Aztecs continued its strong start, grabbing each of the three top times in the 1000 free and the top two spots in the 200 free. Cori Casper (10:41.33), Marina Preiss (10:45.13), and Anna Stahlak (11:01.59) finished first, second, and third, respectively, in the 1000 free, while McKenna Meyer (1:52.78) and Kassidy Henson (1:54.99) finished in first and second in the 200 free.


Following the 200 free, Alma Thormalm, Morganne McKennan and Frida Berggren each collected a first-place honor in the following three events. Thormalm utilized a 58.44 in the 100 back, McKennan posted a 1:05.55 in the 100 breast, and Berggren used a 2:07.51 in the 200 fly as the Aztecs began to distance themselves from the Beavers after six events.


The Aztecs showed strength in short-distance action, with SDSU taking each of the top four spots in the 50 free and 100 free. Summer Harrison grabbed first place in the 50 free at 23.97, while Anna Stahlak posted a first-place time of 53.60 in the 100 free.


SDSU exhibitioned the final six events, leaving the dual meet with its final score of 124-100.


The Aztecs will kick off the 2018 portion of its 2017-18 slate on Jan. 8 at the Aztec Aquaplex, hosting a trio of Mountain West schools in Fresno State, Colorado State and New Mexico. The first race for the all-MW affair is scheduled for 10:00 a.m.





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