2015 Men’s Pac 12 Champs: Day 1 Up/Mid/Down Analysis — Stanford to Build on Lead

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  • Dates: Wednesday, March 4th – Saturday, March 7th; Prelims 11AM/Finals 6PM (Diving February 25th-February 28th with women’s Pac-12s)
  • Location: Federal Way, WA  (Pacific Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: California (results)
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ICYMI:

After the men competed in the three diving events and adding in the scores from last night’s relays, Stanford holds a slim lead over USC, with California all the way back in 5th. Don’t let those numbers fool you, though, as more and more events take place and the numbers shift tonight.

Current scores, including diving, 200 medley relay, and 800 free relay:

1. Stanford 209

2. USC 197

3. Arizona 137

4. ASU 107

5. Cal 103

6. Utah 92

After this morning’s session, it doesn’t look like Cal is going to make up any diving disadvantages on the Cardinal. In fact, it looks like Stanford’s going to increase their lead on the Golden Bears. The big event for Stanford is the 200 IM, where they put FIVE swimmers into the A final. They also put 3 up in the 500, which was USC’s biggest event as well. Cal’s strength today was in the 50 free, where they put 3 up, more than any other team.

Arizona and USC have plenty of B and C finalists, but the only A finalist between the two teams is Wildcat Brad Tandy in the 50 free. The Wildcats will have more firepower in the coming days (breaststroke events), but are pretty lacking today. Utah has two up, but no mids, though Bence Kiraly and Nick Soedel are up in the A finals.

Up/Down/Mid 500 Free 200 IM 50 Free Totals
Stanford 3 | 0 | 2 5 | 0 | 0 1 | 3 | 1 9 | 3 | 3
USC 3 | 1 | 1 1 | 2 | 2 2 | 0 | 1 6 | 3 | 4
Arizona 0 | 2 | 2 0 | 3 | 2 1 | 2 | 1 1 | 7 | 5
ASU 0 | 1 | 1 0 | 1 | 1 0 | 2 | 2 0 | 4 | 4
Cal 1 | 4 | 0 2 | 2 | 0 3 | 1 | 2 6 | 7 | 2
Utah 1 | 0 | 2 0 | 0 | 3 1 | 0 | 1 2 | 0 | 6

Stanford should put some distance from the rest of the pack after tonight, while USC won’t give up very much to the chasing Cal, and the Trojans will build on their lead over the likes of Arizona, ASU, and Utah.

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Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studies and swims at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and has been in the pool ever since. He misses Vine.

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