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Vladimir Morozov wins more swimming titles for USC

March 31, 2013|By Gary Klein
  • Vladimir Morozov of USC celebrates his victory in the 50-yard freestyle on Thursday at the NCAA championships in Indianapolis.
Vladimir Morozov of USC celebrates his victory in the 50-yard freestyle… (Walt Middleton )

USC's Vladimir Morozov won the 100-yard freestyle in record time and led the Trojans to victory in the 400-yard relay on Saturday at the NCAA men’s swimming and diving championships at the IU Natatorium/IUPUI Sports Complex in Indianapolis.

USC finished fourth behind champion Michigan, California and Arizona.

Morozov, a junior who won the 50-yard freestyle on Thursday, won the 100 in 40.76 seconds, breaking the NCAA record of 40.92 set by Auburn’s Cesar Cielo in 2008.

The former Torrance High star teamed with Cristian Quintero, Dimitri Colupaev and Jack Wagner to win the 400-yard relay in 2:48.33.

Morozov was a member of Russia's 400-meter relay team that won a bronze medal in the 2012 Olympics in London.

He won two gold medals at the European championships in November.

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