San Diego, California - The San Diego State swimming and diving team continues its 2018-19 season on Friday, hosting Washington State and Mountain West foe Nevada for a double dual meet at the Aztec Aquaplex starting at 2:30 p.m.
The Aztecs began its season with a commanding 33-24 win over San Diego in its annual season-opening pentathlon meet, defeating their crosstown foes to open the season for eighth consecutive year. The Aztecs improved to 22-0 against the Toreros since 2008 with the help of SDSU taking each of the top seven individual spots and 13 of the top 15 overall.
McKenna Meyer’s time of 4:54.93 was the best of the pack, followed by teammates Courtney Vincent (4:58) and Kristina Murphy (4:59.16). Meyer also recorded a sub-5:00 time as a freshman, while Vincent and Murphy became the eighth and ninth student-athletes in program history to record a sub-5:00 pentathlon time.
Vincent, Elli Ferrin and Klara Thormalm all set meet records last Friday, with Vincent setting the meet record in the 100 fly at 55.92. Ferrin’s 56.59 in the 100 back also set a meet best, while Thormalm’s 1:04.47 in the 100 breast became the meet’s top time.
Six of SDSU’s returners improved on their pentathlon time from 2017 to 2018, led by Vincent, who shaved off 16.7 seconds from her pentathlon time from last season. Vincent was closely followed by Larisa Tam, who took off 16.4 seconds from her 2017 pentathlon time with her collective time of 5:08.9 last Friday.
San Diego State faces the Cougars for the first time since 2015, when the Aztecs suffered a 161.5-132.5 setback in a dual meet on Nov. 7, 2015. That is one just two SDSU dual meet losses since the start of the 2013-14 season.
In last year’s Mountain West Championships, the Aztecs placed second – one spot ahead of the Wolf Pack. Last year’s second-place finish for the Aztecs was its ninth consecutive top-three finish in the conference meet.
Following action against the Cougars and Wolf Pack, the Aztecs have a busy first weekend of October in Malibu and Fresno, facing Pepperdine in a dual meet on Oct. 4 before continuing their trip north to participate in the Fresno Invitational on Oct. 5-6. Home action at the Aztec Aquaplex resumes on Nov. 30, when Pepperdine makes the return trip for a dual meet home-and-home.