first_imgUSC women’s swimming and diving team held its winning streak against No. 5 California (153-147) on Friday but fell to an unstoppable No. 4 Stanford on Saturday (119–179).Looking on · The Women of Troy swimming and diving team saw two of the top ranked teams the deep Pac-10 has to offer this past weekend. – Photo courtesy of USC Sports Information In the second match in as many days, the Women of Troy were in for a quick turnaround after Friday’s dual meet with Cal, but with the knowledge that Stanford would be a tougher competitor.“It’s a hard two-day meet especially after being so excited about beating Cal and then to come back the next day and face Stanford,” junior Presley Bard said during Saturday’s Stanford meet.Freshman distance star Hayley Anderson managed to edge the competition in the 1,000-yard freestyle in 9:45.72 but was unable to back it up in the 500-yard freestyle where she and Stanford junior Kelsey Ditto fought until the last stroke. Anderson took second in a 4:46.51, just .11 seconds behind Ditto.“Hayley may have lost the 500 but she showed a lot of growth as a freshman,” USC assistant coach Jeremy Kipp said.Sophomore Katinka Hozzsu came second in the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 1:46.40 and was out-touched by Stanford junior Kate Dwelley (1:46.19).Junior Lyndsay DePaul snatched a new USC pool record in the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 52.72, edging Stanford’s senior Olympian Elaine Breeden.“DePaul’s 100 fly was definitely a highlight of [the Stanford] meet,” USC coach Dave Salo said.Bard claimed first in the 100-yard backstroke (53.71) and second in the 200-yard backstroke (1:58.64), despite improving upon her time by two seconds from the day before.Friday’s meet against Cal didn’t appear to start off well, with the Women of Troy being edged by Cal in the 200-yard medley relay, and Anderson coming second to Cal’s 2008 Olympian senior Lauren Boyle in the 1000-yard freestyle.Junior Presley Bard and DePaul, however, helped the team come back from the starting slump by winning five events between them. Bard won the                                          100-yard backstroke (53.68), the 100-yard freestyle (49.53) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:00.07).DePaul led a 1-2-4 in the         200-yard butterfly in a 1:55.62, with freshman Yumi So coming second (1:57.75) and sophomore Tanya Krisman taking fourth (1:58.40). In DePaul’s next event, the 100-yard butterfly, she scored first place and earned a new pool record in a time of 52.86.Hosszu also claimed a USC pool record in the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 1:46.34. Hozzsu battled until the very end against Cal’s Olympic silver medalist sophomore Sara Isakovic, who touched a marginal .28 seconds behind Hosszu.Anderson came back hard in the 500-yard freestyle to redeem her loss earlier in the meet and won in a pool record time of 4:45.15, with Hosszu touching a breath behind her (4:45.20). The previous pool record (4:45.85) was held by USC Olympian Lindsay Benko and was set in 1998.Freshmen Ariel Rittenhouse won both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard for women’s diving team. The Trojans swept the 3-meter event, with sophomores Victoria Ishimatsu and Michela Fossati-Bellani taking second and third respectively.“Overall, the [Stanford] meet was disappointing, but we were good versus Cal,” Salo said. “We have a young squad who are still learning how to swim tough back-to-back meets against top competitors like Stanford and Cal.”last_img read more

first_imgLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. >> On most mornings, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope awakens to find a missed call.It might be from his wife, or one of his sons. Whoever it is, he tries to call them back within a reasonable time frame — a little trickier to do these days three time zones apart.“Every day we try to talk on FaceTime, try to talk after practice and stuff like that throughout the day,” Caldwell-Pope said. “Try to stay in contact as much as possible.”Of the many things the NBA players and staff are missing these days in the Disney World bubble, one of the most commonly cited challenges is being away from family. It’s just been a week since the Lakers flew in, but already they’ve attempted to set up routines with FaceTime and frequent calls to stay in touch with families who won’t be likely to join them for at least a month. Others have said they’re staying in their room. During the hiatus, Caldwell-Pope said he crammed in weights and stationary cycle workouts in between helping his oldest son with homework. While he misses his family, he spends his recently acquired free time playing video games and watching shows.“The bubble’s been good for me actually,” he said. “I’m not a big complainer. The stuff we do in here, just chilling in our room, is the stuff we do at home.”Still, the odd circumstances and the inability to roam free beyond the campus borders creates a bit of inherent tension that requires a day off now and then. Even though the Lakers have hit upon the need to get back to basketball shape, they need to pace themselves in case they’ll be in place for three-plus months.“ I do think it’s important to mentally step away from it and come back with recharged batteries so to speak after an off day,” Vogel said.Caruso will wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ on jerseyAll but one Laker on the current roster is Black, but the one who is not has decided he’ll adopt the slogan “Black Lives Matter.”Alex Caruso, in his third year in the organization, announced on Tuesday that he had decided on that as his social justice message to be displayed on the back of his jersey when the restart kicks off on July 30. The movement which began as a response to police brutality against Black people has gained more mainstream prominence and acceptance in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.Caruso expanded on his reasoning on a call to media on Wednesday, saying that he wished he had more publicly supported the movement earlier.“I thought about the people that look up to me, the people that watch me play and the people that tell me on Instagram and Twitter and when I see them in random spots in LA and back home that they look up to me and that I’m an inspiration to them and how I’ve gotten to where I am and how hard I play and the way I play, so a lot of those things just went into it,” he said. “And then Black Lives Matter seemed to be the thing that just struck a chord with me and I thought would be the most impactful.”Caruso has said before he’s supportive of his Black teammates and their commitment to social justice, and many of whom have been talking and demonstrating publicly about issues close to them.“I think this quarantine period has been a good amount of time for me to kind of reflect and do some thinking and get down to the bottom of who I am as a person and what I’m trying to be about,” he said. “And I think this is a good way of showing it.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersFrank Vogel said for him and his staff, family can serve as a getaway from work. Removing those people from their physical presence can be grating and make coaches delve completely into basketball without a break.“It’s difficult because you can’t just go home and spend time with them,” he said. “Me personally, I’m relying pretty heavily on FaceTime. It’s not perfect but I spend a lot of my nights basically in the same room as my wife and my daughters on FaceTime, having dinner together and just enjoying each other’s company. That’s the important piece to trying to get away.”That isn’t to say that the Lakers aren’t adjusting to bubble pursuits: On the team’s first off-day, Vogel and Alex Caruso said they played golf, one of the outdoor activities authorized on the Disney campus. Caruso called the Disney campus, “professional summer camp.”That has helped bond new teammates to the group, Caruso said. His golf cadre on Tuesday included assistant coach Mike Penberthy and recent addition J.R. Smith.“He’s a really good golfer too, so it was a lot of fun to see him in action,” Caruso said. “He’s being a great teammate through the first week of being a teammate, or however long it’s been, and he’s just bringing a lot of energy and a lot of joy to the game.”last_img read more