2017 Men’s Pac-12 Championships: Day 3 Finals Live Recap

2017 MEN’S PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Day 3 finals of the 2017 Men’s Pac-12 Championships in Federal Way, Washington will see competition in the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, and 100 back. Swimming fans will get to see Cal’s Ryan Murphy vie for his first individual title of the meet in the 100 back, where he’ll be battling USC’s Meet Record holder Ralf Tribuntsov. ASU freshman Cameron Craig and USC’s Dylan Carter will have another 200 free showdown after their blistering swims on the 800 free relay. Defending champ Andrew Seliskar (Cal) and defending runner-up Abrahm DeVine (Stanford) will have a rematch in the 400 IM.

MEN’S 400 IM

  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 3:40.76
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 3:54.49
  • Conference Record: Josh Prenot, 2016, 3:35.82
  • Championship Record: Josh Prenot, 2015, 3:38.83
  1. Andrew Seliskar, Cal, 3:39.53
  2. Abrahm DeVine, Stanford, 3:41.76
  3. Nick Thorne, Arizona, 3:44.42

Cal’s Andrew Seliskar used his breaststroke speed to build his lead in a close race with Stanford’s Abrahm DeVine, winning back-to-back titles while DeVine picked up back-to-back silvers. Arizona’s Nick Thorne hammered home witha 24.83 on the final 50 to out-touch Stanford’s Max Williamson (3:44.61) for the final podium spot.

USC’s Patrick Mulcare rounded out the top 5, clipping his personal best down to a 3:45.17.

MEN’S 100 FLY

  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 45.73
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 48.29
  • Conference Record: Austin Staab, 2009, 44.18
  • Championship Record: Austin Staab, 2011, 44.66
  1. Matt Josa, Cal, 45.41
  2. Justin Lynch, Cal, 45.47
  3. Andrew Liang, Stanford, 45.52

Justin Lynch blazed to a 20.99 on the opening split to take a tenth lead over teammate Matt Josa, but Josa brought it home in a 24.32 to out-split Lynch on the back half and win the gold. Stanford’s Andrew Liang finished narrowly behind for bronze.

Also finishing in the 45-range were Arizona State teammates Tadas Duskinas (45.71) and Andrew Porter (45.74), as well as Arizona’s Chatham Dobbs (45.94). Notably, Stanford’s Brad Zdroik had the 6th fastest time of the night, posting a 45.91 in the C-final as an exhibition swimmer.

MEN’S 200 FREE

  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 1:32.97
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 1:37.99
  • Conference Record: Simon Burnett, 2006, 1:31.20
  • Championship Record: Cristian Quintero, 2015, 1:32.40
  1. Cameron Craig, Arizona State, 1:31.71
  2. Dylan Carter, USC, 1:31.98
  3. Grant Shoults, Stanford, 1:33.74

USC’s Dylan Carter jumped out to the early lead with a 44.45 split at the 100-mark, but Arizona State freshman Cameron Craig still had a few tricks up his sleeve. Craig started to pull up on the 3rd 50, but made his big move with a 23.24 on the final 50 split to out-touch Carter in 1:31.74.

Stanford freshman Grant Shoults used a similar strategy to run down Cal’s Long Gutierrez (1:33.80) for the bronze. Rounding out the top 5 was USC All-American Reed Malone in 1:34.01.

MEN’S 100 BREAST

  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 51.93
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 55.39
  • Conference Record: Kevin Cordes, 2014, 50.04
  • Championship Record: Kevin Cordes, 2014, 51.23
  1. Carsten Vissering, USC, 51.45
  2. Blair Bish, Arizona, 52.32
  3. Connor Hoppe, Cal, 52.38

USC’s Carsten Vissering and Arizona’s Blair Bish surged to a pair of 24-lows on the front half, but Vissering had the better speed on the back half, winnign the race by almost a second. Bish held off a late charge from Cal’s Connor Hoppe as they finished in 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Arizona State’s Christian Lorenz (52.63) and Stanford’s Matt Anderson (52.70) were neck-and-neck for the entire race, but Lorenz was a few tenths faster on the last 25 to secure the 4th place finish.

MEN’S 100 BACK

  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 45.37
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 48.49
  • Conference Record: Ryan Murphy, 2016, 43.49
  • Championship Record: Ralf Tribuntsov, 2015, 44.95
  1. Ryan Murphy, Cal, 44.76
  2. Richard Bohus, Arizona State, 45.23
  3. Ralf Tribuntsov, USC, 45.60

Cal’s Ryan Murphy shredded his way to a new Meet Record in the 100 back, clocking in at 44.76 to take down the former record of 44.95 done by USC’s Ralf Tribuntsov back at the 2015 conference meet. Tribuntsov took the bronze tonight, coming into the wall a few tenths behind Arizona State’s Richard Bohus.

Stanford’s Ryan Dudzinski was also sub-46 to take 4th in 45.88, followed by teammate Andrew Liang (46.17). Arizona’s Chatham Dobbs put up a sub-46 swim in the B-final, clocking in at 45.90 for 9th place.

MEN’S 400 MEDLEY RELAY

  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 3:07.75
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 3:09.68
  • Conference Record: Cal, 2015, 3:01.60
  • Championship Record: Cal, 2009, 3:03.30
  1. Cal, 3:03.45
  2. Arizona State, 3:03.63
  3. Stanford, 3:04.50

Cal’s Ryan Murphy (44.91) and Arizona State’s Richard Bohus (44.95) were neck and neck on the backstroke leg to set up a great race between their teams. Andrew Seliskar moved the Bears ahead with a 52.08 breaststroke split, but ASU’s Andrew Porter slightly closed the gap on the fly leg, outsplitting Matt Josa 44.78 to 44.90.

It all came down to Michael Jensen against Cameron Craig on the freestyle leg. Craig brought it home in a blistering 21.44 en route to a 41.14 split, but Jensen did just enough to hold him off and secure gold for the Bears with his 41.56.

Stanford finished a hundredth ahead of USC (3:04.51) for the bronze, as Sam Perry (41.32) ran down Santo Condorello (41.87).

TEAM SCORES THROUGH DAY 3:

  1. Stanford University               632   2. Univ of California, Berkeley      540
  3. University of Southern Calif      524   4. Arizona State University          414
  5. Arizona, University of            246   6. Utah, University of               180

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Is this session live streaming anywhere?

Hooking Y\'all Up

Devine gonna get the Schooling Conger treatment

Brad Zdroik was 45.9 in the C final and was the 8th fastest in prelims. Why was he in the C final?

swimfan – he’s not on Stanford’s scoring roster, and non-scoring swimmers can’t swim in a scoring final.

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