Headed into the final day of this meet, Cal has opened up a 50 point lead (including all diving), and will have four extra A-finalists tonight to boot. Though there’s still the matter of the 1650 free in the evening which won’t be accounted for in these up/downs, Cal’s Jeremy Bagshaw is the top seed in that race and swimming well, so that won’t help Stanford much (though they should outscore Cal in that event alone, with the 2, 7, 8, and 10 seeds, to Cal’s 1, 14, 17, and 28 seeds. Cal will get more points than seed shows, though, as Adam Hinshaw is seeded in a no time, but will definitely score.
This is Cal’s meet to lose. It’s still close enough where a DQ could cause a big swing,
See the full lists of up/downs, along with scores after day 2, in the chart below.
|200 Back||100 Free||200 Breast||200 Fly||Total Up/Down||Points Coming Into Day|
|Cal||3 Up/0 Down||3 up/0 down||2 up/1 down||3 up/1 down||11 up/2 down||556|
|Stanford||2 Up/1 Down||0 up/1 down||2 up/1 down||3 up/1 down||7 up/4 down||506|
|USC||1 Up/2 Down||3 up/2 down||2 up/3 down||1 up/2 down||7 up/9 down||447|
|Arizona||1 Up/3 Down||1 up/2 down||2 up/2 down||0 up/2 down||4 up/9 down||419|
|Arizona St.||1 Up/0 Down||–||–||1 up/1 down||2 up/1 down||223|
|Utah||0 Up/1 Down||1 up/1 down||–||1 up/2 down||210|
|UCSB||0 Up/1 Down||0 up/2 down||0 up/1 down||0 up/1 down||0 up/5 down||131|
- Dates: Wednesday, March 5th – Saturday, March 8th; Prelims 11AM/Finals 6PM (Diving February 26th-March 1st with women’s Pac-12s)
- Location: Federal Way, WA (Pacific Time Zone)
- Defending Champion: California (results)
- Live Results: Available
- Championship Central
1650 Freestyle – Timed Finals
Utah’s Bence Kiraly turned in the fastest time in the 1650 freestyle, and was the only swimmer of the day to break 15 minutes. Kiraly’s final time was 14:58.37. Cal Poly’s Sonny Fierro finished second with a 15:00.97. Cal Berkeley had three swimmers finish within the top 8. Adam Hinshaw finished 3rd at 15:01.04, Janardan Burns was 5th at 15:05.94, and Jeremy Bagshaw finished 6th at 15:06.44. USC had two swimmers finish in the top 8; Ted Singley was 4th at 15:03.04, and Cary Wright finished 7th at 15:13.33. Ty Folwer added an 8th place finish for Arizona with a 15:13.81.
200 Backstroke – Finals
California freshman Ryan Murphy earned another win with a 1:39.21 to win the event. His teammate Jacob Pebley finished second at 1:40.38. Both swimmers from Cal were under the old PAC-12 Championship record. Stanford’s David Nolan finished third (1:40.60), and his teammate Will Gunderson (1:42.85) earned fourth place points.
100 Freestyle – Finals
Utah’s Nick Soedel has finally put it together in the 100 freestyle. After two years of false starts, Soedel was clean this morning to take the top seed in 41.97 for Utah. Tonight, he was right on his time from this morning, touching the wall at 42.00 to win the event. USC’s Christian Quintero reached in for second place with a 42.47, dropping a few tenths from his morning swim. Seth Stubblefield led his Cal teammates Tyler Messerschmidt and Fabio Gimondi to a 3-4-5 finish, posting times of 42.63, 42.86, and 42.12, respectively.
200 Breaststroke – Finals
Kevin Cordes wins the 200 breaststroke for Arizona with a new meet record time of 1:51.80. Josh Prenot earned second place points, touching the wall at 1:54.37, dropping more than a second from his morning swim. Sam Rowan, Cordes’ teammate, dropped .77 from his morning swim to move from fifth place into third place tonight. USC’s Morten Klaskov finished fourth with a 1:55.86, and Max Williamson from Stanford finished fifth at 1:56.20.
200 Butterfly – Finals
Arizona State senior Alex Coci made a huge leap to win the 200 butterfly, dropping 1.58 seconds from his morning swim to post a time of 1:42.97. Will Hamilton finished second for the Golden Bears, posting a time of 1:43.13. He led his CAL teammates Long Gutierrez and Marcin Tarczynski to a 2-3-4 finish. Gutierrez touched at 1:43.64 and Tarczynski finished with a 1:43.75. Tom Kremer earned a fifth place finish for Stanford with a 1:43.81.
400 Freestyle Relay – Finals
Cal looked to be the favorites for this relay until a DQ took the relay team out of contention. With Cal Berkeley out of the way, USC swooped in for the win, posting a time of 2:51.95. Christian Quintero led off with a 42.48, and was followed by Dylan Carter (43.04), Jack Wagner (43.49), and Dimitri Colupaev (42.94). Brad Tandy led off for Arizona, who finished second, with an aggressive first 50 (20.06). His lead off split was 42.63. Arizona’s final time was 2:52.35. Utah earned a third place finish with a 2:53.41.
FINAl TEAM STANDINGS
- California Berkeley – 786
- Stanford University – 661
- University of Southern California – 621
- University of Arizona – 596.5
- University of Utah – 306
- Arizona State University – 287
- UC Santa Barbara – 178.5
- Cal Poly – 157