Athletes from the UC San Diego swimming and diving teams competed this summer at the Phillips 66 Nationals and the Speedo Junior Nationals.
Spencer Daily and Graham Hauss took part in the Phillips 66 competition, which concluded in August.
Daily, who previously qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials with a new program record of 53.91 in the 100 fly, topped that time. He shaved 0.15 seconds off that finish, touching the wall at the 53.76 mark.
During the 50 free time trial, Daily recorded his second Olympic Trials qualifying mark. His time of 23.16 in the event came in under the 23.19 standard.
Hauss turned in a program-record setting time in the 200 free – 1:51:40. He fell short, however, of an Olympic Trials qualifying time.
At the Speedo Junior Nationals last month, rising sophomore Mitchell Stoddard was joined by other incoming freshmen, including Julissa Arzave, Will Blake and Lance Freiman.
Stoddard turned in a trio of personal bests at the event. In the 50 free, he finished with a time of 24.07, 0.2 seconds under his previous top mark.
The San Diego native also recorded a pair of personal bests during two of the time trials. He clocked a 52.40 in the 100 free and 1:54.36 in the 200 free.
Arzave excelled at Nationals, with a pair of top-5 finishes and an Olympic Trials qualifying mark. She claimed third in the 1500 free with a time of 16:45.09 to do so.
The distance specialist also notched a fifth-place finish in the 800 free, with a new personal best of 8:49.63.
Blake, the Rose Bowl Aquatics swimmer, touched the wall at the 52.28 mark in the 100 free, just under a second faster than his previous top time.
Freiman continued the trend of personal bests in the 200 fly time trial, obliterating his seed time of 2:16.42, with a 2:08.29 mark.
– Staff reports
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