No. 1 USC tops No. 5 Texas, No. 13 Arizona at 2012 Winter Nationals
AUSTIN, Texas -- Freshman Jasmine Tosky won a title in the 200 fly while seniors Haley Anderson, Jessica Schmitt and sophomore Andrea Kropp also posted top-three finishes as No. 1 USC capped three days of the 2012 AT&T Winter Nationals on Saturday.
USC finished first in overall team scoring (422.5), edging No. 13 Arizona by 3.5 points. Tosky won the 200 fly in 1:54.38, 0.22 under the NCAA "A" cut standard and 1.56 seconds ahead of second-place Kim Vandenberg. Freshman teammate Kendyl Stewart was fifth in the race in 1:57.47, the first of two final appearances for her.
Anderson finished second in the 1650 free in 15:55.91, an NCAA "A" cut, though well behind Olympic teenage champion Katie Ledecky (15:28.36).
Stewart posted another final appearance in the 200 back, finishing sixth in 1:55.20 while fellow freshman Henriette Stenkvist joined her in the heat, taking eighth (1:56.92). Both posted "B" cuts.
Freshman Kasia Wilk topped USC in the 100 free in 13th at 49.35 after going 49.33 in prelim, a season best and a "B" cut. Senior Christel Simms took 16th, her 49.93 just under the "B" standard.
Kropp, third at the 2012 Olympic Trials in the 200 breast, took second in the 200 breast with a 2:07.62, a strong "A" cut and among Troy's all-time best swims in the event.
She led four top 6 finishers in the race as senior Jessica Schmitt (2:09.78) and juniors Kasey Carlson (2:11.57) and Meghan Hawthorne (2:11.98) finished 3-5-6, all with strong "B" cuts. Junior Stina Gardell, who won the 400 IM on Friday, posted another "B" cut in 10th (2:11.89) while senior Jordan Danny (2:12.63) and Tosky (2:12.86) also nabbed "B" cuts in the consolation final.