2017 Men’s Pac-12 Championships: Day 1 Finals Live Recap

2017 MEN’S PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2017 Men’s Pac-12 Championships kick off tonight in Federal Way, Washington. Swimmers are slated to compete in the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay. After diving, Stanford leads the way with 154 points, followed by USC (123) and Arizona State (88). Stanford will be fighting to defend their title, but they’ll have their hands full with a tough Cal team hot on their heels. The diving boost helps, though, as Cal is currently 5th with 37 points behind Utah’s 41.

Tonight’s action will feature several world class swimmers, including Olympians Ryan Murphy, Santo Condorelli, Dylan Carter, and Long Gutierrez. We’ll also get a first look at some of the nation’s top freshman talent in conference action, as Grant Shoults, True Sweetser, Michael Jensen, Pawel Sendyk, and Cameron Craig will all be swimming in their first Pac-12 meet.

MEN’S 200 MEDLEY RELAY

  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 1:25.05
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 1:25.86
  • Conference Record: Cal (2015)- 1:22.40
  • Championship Record: Arizona (2014)- 1:23.50
  1. Cal- 1:22.31
  2. Arizona- 1:23.34
  3. Stanford- 1:23.62

Cal’s Ryan Murphy shot off the start to give the Bears the early lead n 20.78, but defending champion Arizona quickly fought back with Blair Bish‘s 23.01 breaststroke split keeping them in the game. Cal’s Justin Lynch slightly extended the lead with a 19.81 fly split, while freshman teammate Pawel Sendyk hammered it home in 18.59 to secure a new Pac-12 Record of 1:22.40 done by Cal at the 2015 NCAA meet.

The Wildcats wound up 2nd, just ahead of Stanford. Arizona’s Chad Idensohn (19.92) and Stanford’s Andrew Liang (19.91) were both sub-20 on the fly split.

MEN’S 800 FREE RELAY

  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 6:20.67
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 6:24.50
  • Conference Record: USC (2014)- 6:11.64
  • Championship Record: USC (2014)- 6:12.54
  1. Cal- 6:12.07
  2. Stanford- 6:15.09
  3. USC- 6:15.34

USC’s Dylan Carter (1:32.15) and ASU’s Cameron Craig (1:32.16) roared to a pair of 1:32.1s to give their teams the early lead, but Cal and Stanford quickly battled back with the Bears’ Andrew Seliskar (1:32.35) and the Cardinal’s Tom Kremer (1:33.26) on the 2nd leg. Cal freshman Michael Jensen built their lead with a 1:33.38 on the 2rd leg, while Ryan Murphy threw down a 1:32.90 to bring them home in a new Meet Record time.

USC ran down ASU for the bronze thanks to a quick 1:32.96 split from All-American senior Reed Malone on the anchor leg.

TEAM SCORES THROUGH DAY 1 (INCLUDING DIVING):

Place Team Score
1 Stanford 220
2 USC 185
3 ASU 146
4 Cal 117
5 Utah 92
6 Arizona 62

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Joe

TV stream working for anyone else?

Coach Mike

Working for me. CAL in 1:22.31. wow.

Kristaps

would you like to give us your email and password?

E Gamble

Lauren.. I guess we’re stuck with Twitter live updates via an individual school? ? Stanford and Cal were pretty quick at the women’s Pac-12. No live results?

LilJim

1:22.31 WOW

Kristaps

with a 20.78 from Murphy, no one is safe

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Lauren Neidigh is a former NCAA swimmer at the University of Arizona and the University of Florida. She got her M.S. in Criminology from Florida State and seems exceptionally confused about which team she should cheer for during the college football season. Lauren is currently a coach at Loggerhead Aquatics …

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