2016 MEN’S PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, March 2nd- Saturday, March 5th
- Prelims 11AM | Finals 6PM (Pacific Time)
- Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center, Federal Way, WA
- Defending Champion: USC Trojans (Results)
- Live Results
- Psych Sheet
- Day One Finals Recap
- Championship Central
After day one’s relays, USC has positioned itself with a slim lead over the Stanford Cardinal, both teams benefitting largely from the already completed diving portion of the meet.
Reed Malone will compete in the 500 free after a stellar 1:31.94 anchor leg on USC’s 2nd place 800 free relay last night, and without Cal’s Ryan Murphy, Jacob Pebley, or Josh Prenot, freshman Bear Andrew Seliskar will lead the charge in the 200 IM. There is no clear favorite in the 50 free today, but Stanford sophomore Sam Perry‘s 19.58 leads a tight field this morning.
Diving’s done, so just these three swimming events will be in contention this morning.
500 FREESTYLE PRELIMS
Stanford got off to a strong start this morning, with sophomore Liam Egan (4:13.67) and senior Danny Thomson (4:15.82) earning the first and third spots for finals tonight.
A big showdown is set with Reed Malone, who has been as fast as 4:11.30 from last year’s Pac-12 Champs. The top 10 were all under 4:20 today.
- Liam Egan (STAN), 4:13.67
- Reed Malone (USC), 4:15.27
- Danny Thomson (STAN), 4:15.82
- Chris Wieser (ARIZ), 4:16.09
- Bence Kiraly (UTAH), 4:16.17
- Ryan Kao (CAL), 4:16.86
- Janardan Burns (CAL), 4:17.79
- Pawel Furtek (USC), 4:18.11
200 IM PRELIMS
Freshmen crashed the party in the 200 IM, with Cal super frosh Andrew Seliskar cruising to the top seed this morning with a 1:43.48. Stanford’s Gray Umbach and frosh Abrahm DeVine came to the wall tied for second at 1:43.56.
Another freshman, USC’s Patrick Mulcare, grabbed 4th with a 1:44.39. The first year is just .29 off of Dimitri Colupaev‘s school record of 1:44.10.
- Andrew Seliskar (CAL), 1:43.48
- Gray Umbach (STAN), 1:43.56
- Abrahm DeVine (STAN), 1:43.56
- Patrick Mulcare (USC), 1:44.39
- Nick Thorne (ARIZ), 1:44.61
- Thane Maudslien (ARIZ), 1:44.63
- Max Williamson (STAN), 1:44.78
- Michael Domagala (USC), 1:44.83
50 FREE PRELIMS
Renny Richmond, who anchored Arizona’s title-earning 200 medley relay last night, took the top seed by a hair with a 19.51. Cal’s Justin Lynch was right behind at 19.52.
This whole heat is pretty bunched up, and it wouldn’t be surprising if any one of these guys gets to the wall first.
- Renny Richmond (ARIZ), 19.51
- Justin Lynch (CAL), 19.52
- Sam Perry (STAN), 19.61
- Tyler Messerschmidt (CAL), 19.63
- Jeff Garnier (STAN), 19.69
- Ralf Tribuntsov (USC), 19.73
- Chatham Dobbs (ARIZ), 19.78
- Patrick Conaton (STAN), 19.83