Trojans finish third night in third place in tight battle.
THIS SEASON: Mihály Flaskay, a 2005 redshirt sophomore and native of Hungary, returns to the Trojans after a year off training for the 2004 Olympics. An All-American as a freshman, Flaskay's return bolsters USC's breaststroke and medley relay. Also talented in the sprint free, he is the school record holder in the 100y breast and swam on two relay records.
2004: Mihály Flaskay did not compete for the Trojans in 2004, instead taking the year off to train for the Olympics (though he did not compete there).
2003: Flaskay, as a 2003 freshman, was a three-time All-American and reached the finals of the 100y breast in his first NCAA Championships meet. Flaskay finished third in the 100y breast in a USC record 53.23 and swam the breast legs on the Trojans' seventh-place 200y medley relay (which set a school record in 1:27.54) and sixth-place 400y medley relay. He also raced on Troy's 15th-place 200y and 400y free relays ... He became only USC's second freshman since David Wharton in 1988 to win a Pac-10 title as a freshman, taking the 100y breast at the 2003 Pac-10s in 53.36. He also was 19th in the 200y breast (2:03.52) and 23rd in the 50y free (21.17) ... Flaskay won a bronze medal at the 2003 World Championships, swimming to third in the 50m breast (27.79) and was sixth in the 100m breast (1:01.69) ... He also swam in three events at the 2003 U.S. Spring Nationals.
HUNGARY: Flaskay, a five-time Hungary national champion, was a silver medallist in the 50m breast (27.51) at the 2002 European Championships and was sixth in the 100m breast (1:01.69) ... He was first in the 50m breast (28.56) at the 2000 European Junior Championships ... He won the 50m (28.35) and the 100m breast (1:01.75) at the 2002 Hungarian Nationals.
PERSONAL: He was born on May 18, 1982
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