2016 Men’s Pac-12 Champs: Day Two Prelims Live Recap

2016 MEN’S PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS

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 MurphyJacob 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.

  1. Liam Egan (STAN), 4:13.67
  2. Reed Malone (USC), 4:15.27
  3. Danny Thomson (STAN), 4:15.82
  4. Chris Wieser (ARIZ), 4:16.09
  5. Bence Kiraly (UTAH), 4:16.17
  6. Ryan Kao (CAL), 4:16.86
  7. Janardan Burns (CAL), 4:17.79
  8. 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.

  1. Andrew Seliskar (CAL), 1:43.48
  2. Gray Umbach (STAN), 1:43.56
  3. Abrahm DeVine (STAN), 1:43.56
  4. Patrick Mulcare (USC), 1:44.39
  5. Nick Thorne (ARIZ), 1:44.61
  6. Thane Maudslien (ARIZ), 1:44.63
  7. Max Williamson (STAN), 1:44.78
  8. 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.

  1. Renny Richmond (ARIZ), 19.51
  2. Justin Lynch (CAL), 19.52
  3. Sam Perry (STAN), 19.61
  4. Tyler Messerschmidt (CAL), 19.63
  5. Jeff Garnier (STAN), 19.69
  6. Ralf Tribuntsov (USC), 19.73
  7. Chatham Dobbs (ARIZ), 19.78
  8. Patrick Conaton (STAN), 19.83

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DL

It looks like Stanford means business.

Swimma

No kidding. They look to be in a great position even with Ogren disqualified in prelims. Will be an exciting night.

PAC12BACKER

The PAC 12 has always been bad with their Live Results management. Nothing posted for the 800 FR from last night or the 500 Free prelims this morning. Also, the results pdf from last night didn’t include individual relay splits for the 800. Even the MAC would do a better job.

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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