National record holder Timothy Wynter was a part of the University of Southern California team that beat back the challenges of California and Stanford in back to back dual meet victories over the weekend.
On Friday February 5 the Trojans beat the University of California Berkley at their home pool, Uytengsu Aquatics Center for the first time since the year 2000. The Trojans beat back the challenge of the Golden Bears by the narrow margin of 149.5 to 148.5. Wynter contested the 100 yard backstroke and recorded a personal best of 48.15 .The performance betters his personal standard of 48.73 and is under the NCAA Division 1 B standard of 48.49. He also finished 6th in the 200 yard backstroke in a time of 1:51.04. He had a 20.60 anchor split in the 200 yard freestyle relay as his B team finished 4th in a time of 1:22.32.
On Saturday the Trojans ready themselves to battle the Cardinals. The Trojans went out on to win the contest 167 to 133. Wynter again contested his signature event the 100 yard backstroke. Timothy took the early lead to be ahead with a split of 22.98. At the finish the first 5 finishers were within half a second of each other. Timothy’s Trojan team mate Patrick Mulcare won in 48.22 ,Stanford’s Ryan Dudzinski was 2nd in 48.47 with Timothy 3rd in 48.57.He finished 6th in the 200 yard backstroke in 1:52.24.His USC B team finished 4th in the 400 yard freestyle relay in a time of 3:00.69.He started the relay with a 45.50 split.