2015 Men’s Pac 12 Champs: Day 4 Up/Mid/Down Analysis — USC looks to Capitalize on Strong Prelims Session

by Kylie Fortier 1

March 07th, 2015 College, News, Pac-12

PAC 12 MEN

  • 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)
  • Live Results
  • Live Video: N/A
  • Championship Central
  • Day 4 Prelims Recap
Up/Down/Mid 200 Back 100 Free 200 Breast 200 Fly Totals
Stanford 3 | 1 | 0 1 | 2 | 1 0 | 2 | 2 2 | 1 | 0 6 | 6 | 3
USC 0 | 3 | 0 4 | 1 | 1 4 | 1 | 0 1 | 3 | 0 9 | 8 | 1
Arizona 1 | 0 | 1 0 | 3 | 1 1 | 2 | 0 2 | 3 | 1 4 | 8 | 3
ASU 1 | 0 | 0 0 | 1 | 2 1 | 1 | 1 1 | 1 | 1 3 | 3 | 4
Cal 3 | 2 | 0 2 | 1 | 2 2 | 1 | 1 2 | 0 | 0 9 | 4 | 3
Utah 0 | 2 | 2 1 | 0 | 1 0 | 1 | 4 0 | 0 | 2 1 | 3 | 9

Note: only A and B finals score for Pac-12 men. We’ve included C-finals just for perspective.

Team Scores through Night 3

  1. Stanford   564.5
  2. USC 531.5
  3. Cal 488
  4. Arizona 325
  5. Utah 199
  6. ASU 199

USC was able to step up big this morning as they qualify 17 individual scoring swims for tonight’s finals. This was led by senior Cristian Quintero’s top time in the 100 free. This intense race saw three swimmers tie for second and a two-way tie for eighth. A swim off later on in the session gave Cal the “Up” with Tyler Messerschmidt (43.03) edging out Stanford’s Thomas Stephens (43.18).

Bence Kiraly (UTAH) and Pawal Furtek (USC) are the top two seeds in tonight’s 1650 final heat. Both men had solid 500s when they swam in the Championship Final Thursday night. Kiraly’s seed time is 12 seconds faster, but a competitive swim by Furtek could help USC make up some ground in the team standings.

Stanford only has a 33 point lead going into the final night of competition. The atmosphere on the deck will be electric as both teams see who has what it takes to be crowned the PAC-12 Champions.

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USC should catch them by the end of the 200 Fly. No way Stanford takes them back on the 400 Free Relay.

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