Morozov makes a splash

Courtesy of the Daily Breeze

Former Daily Breeze Swimmer of the Year Vladimir Morozov (Torrance High), now a sophomore at USC, captured Pac-12 championships in the 100 freestyle and the 50 freestyle last week.Morozov_Vladimir-Morozov-USC-Vladimir-Morozov-DO8T8794-

Morozov had a first-place time of 41.86 in the 100, which broke his own school record. It marked USC’s first conference title in the 100 freestyle since 1992. He finished well ahead of strong competition, touching first 0.91 ahead of Stanford’s Aaron Wayne (42.77). Morozov’s time is tops in the nation.

Morozov won the 50 freestyle in 19.48, becoming the first Trojan to win the conference title since 1996.

Morozov is the first Trojan to sweep the 50 and 100 freestyles at the conference meet since Joe Bottom in 1977.

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