Swimming & Diving Ready for Pepperdine Dual Meet, Chick-fil-A Invitational
Oct. 3, 2017
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State swimming and diving team heads north later this week, heading to Malibu, California to take on Pepperdine in a dual meet against the Waves on Thursday, before traveling an additional 234 miles north for the Chick-fil-A Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Fresno State.
The Aztecs most recently competed at the Nevada Relays in Reno, Nev. last Saturday. The Aztecs finished in second among the three teams competing, scoring 152 points highlighted by a first-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle with from Ava Howard, Alma Thormalm, McKenna Meyer and Ana Candelot Roman’s time of 3:34.88.
SDSU opened its season on Sept. 15 in its annual pentathlon meet at San Diego, and defeated the Toreros, 33-24. The Aztecs won four of the five legs in the pentathlon, led by Frida Berggren, who finished in the top three of each of the five races in addition to a first-place time in the 100 IM (1:00.09).
In last season’s dual meet at Pepperdine, the Aztecs put on an impressive performance, outpointing the Waves 155-53. Then-junior Alexa Clayfield won both the 50 and 100 backstroke with times of 27.29 and 58.10, respectively. Then-freshman Peyton Wilson also won twice, capturing the 50 free (23.76) along with the 100 free (51.94).
The SDSU divers will see their first competition of the 2017-18 campaign at Pepperdine. Last year, Alexandra Caplan won the lone diving event at Pepperdine, posting a score of 302.65 on the 1-meter springboard.
The Aztecs finished second in last year’s Chick-fil-A Invitational in Fresno, Calif., trailing only Boise State on the final leaderboard. In the 2017 event, the Aztecs will compete against 2016 national runner up Cal, and fellow Mountain West members Fresno State, Nevada and San Jose State. The two-day event features 18 swimming events and 3-meter and 1-meter diving competitions.
Following the Chick-fil-A Invitational, the Aztecs take a two week hiatus from competition, and will travel to UC Davis on Saturday, Oct. 21.