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Aztecs take first place in seven of 10 events


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October 5, 2017 (Malibu) - The San Diego State women’s swimming and diving team took a 133-74 decision against Pepperdine at Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool on Thursday afternoon.

“We mixed it up a bit today. We tried different athletes in different races,” said head coach Mike Shrader. “It provides a little bit of variety, and with the team having a lot of individual medley swimmers, that will hopefully make them stronger going forward.”

The Aztecs started the meet on a strong note, having Ava Howard, Klara Thormalm, Elliyana Ferrin and Ana Candelot Roman team up for a first-place time in the 200-medley relay at 1:49.87.

In the individual races, the Aztecs posted the top three scores in the 50 back, 50 breast, and 50 fly. Newcomer Natalie Carter led the way in the 50 back with a first-place time of 27.51, while Larisa Tam touched the wall at 30.50 in the 50 breast to lead the pack. Klara Thormalm recorded a time of 25.69 – just 0.13 seconds faster than teammate Courtney Vincent –  to earn first place honors in the 50 fly.

Summer Harrison rounded out the meet with a first-place time of 24.38 in the 50 free.

SDSU, now 2-0 on the year in dual meets, extends its head-to-head dual meet winning streak to 16 – a streak that dates to Nov. 7, 2015.

The Aztecs will continue to head north, as the team participates in the Chick-fil-A Invitational at Fresno State on Friday and Saturday. SDSU will compete against national runner-up California, and fellow Mountain West members Fresno State, Nevada and San Jose State.

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