2017 Men’s Pac-12 Championships: Day 4 Finals Live Recap

2017 MEN’S PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS

MEN’S 1650 FREE – FINALS

  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 14:44.43
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 15:30.39
  • Conference Record: Martin Grodzki, 2012, 14:24.35
  • Championship Record: Erik Vendt, 2003, 14:35.97
  1. True Sweetser, Stanford: 14:35.93
  2. Grant Shoults, Stanford: 14:50.06
  3. Liam Egan, Stanford: 14:57.47

The Stanford men dominated the 1650 free, with freshman True Sweetser leading the way in Pac-12 Championship record time. Sweetser finished the race in 14:35.93 to cut .04 off Erik Vendt’s championship record set way back in 2003.

Sweetser ended up coming in ahead of his second-place freshman classmate Grant Shoults by nearly fifteen seconds. Shoults finished in 14:50.06, and, in turn, had a big margin on his junior teammate and third-place finisher Liam Egan (14:57.47).

Fourth place was the first non-Cardinal swimmer, as Arizona State freshman Benjamin Olszewski hit next in 14:59.49. USC junior Pawel Furtek was fifth in 15:05.60, followed by Utah freshman Matteo Sogne in 15:12.54.

MEN’S 200 BACK – FINALS

  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 1:39.87
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 1:46.39
  • Conference Record: Ryan Murphy, 2015, 1:36.77
  • Championship Record: Ryan Murphy, 2015, 1:38.34

The Pac-12 swimmers are two for two with meet records tonight, as the great Ryan Murphy outswam his own meet championship record 1:38.34 set back in 2015. Tonight, Murphy split 22.96/24.66/25.10/25.35 to swim 1:38.07.

USC sophomore Patrick Mulcare won a battle for second against Arizona State senior Richard Bohusfinishing in 1:39.37. Bohus was third in 1:39.52.

Fourth went to Stanford junior Patrick Conaton in 1:41.01, followed closely by Stanford sophomore Abraham DeVine in 1:42.08. Andy Song was sixth in 1:42.98.

MEN’S 100 FREE – FINALS

  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 42.25
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 44.29
  • Conference Record: Vlad Morozov, 2013, 40.76
  • Championship Record: Vlad Morozov, 2013, 41.38
  1. Cameron Craig, Arizona State: 41.95
  2. Sam Perry, Stanford: 42.30
  3. Justin Lynch, Cal: 42.49

Arizona State freshman Cameron Craig posted a big win over Stanford junior Sam Perry tonight with 41.95. Craig split 20.39/21.56 to take his second win of the meet. Perry finished in 42.30.

Cal junior Justin Lynch was third in 42.49, followed by his freshman teammate Michael Jensen with 42.63. Canadian Olympian and USC junior Santo Condorelli finished fifth in 42.94.

ASU senior Tadas Duskinas was sixth in 43.00, with USC’s Dylan Carter seventh in 43.07. Arizona’s Jorge Iga rounded out the final with 43.42.

MEN’S 200 BREAST – FINALS

  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 1:52.99
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 1:59.79
  • Conference Record: Kevin Cordes, 2014, 1:48.66
  • Championship Record: Kevin Cordes, 2014, 1:51.80
  1. Steven Stumph, USC: 1:53.08
  2. Hunter Cobleigh, Cal: 1:53.51
  3. Christian Lorenz, ASU: 1:53.87

USC senior Steven Stumph emerged victorious in a tight three-way battle against Cal senior Hunter Cobleigh and ASU junior Christian Lorenz.

Stumph split 25.65/28.78/28.96/29.69 for 1:53.08 to outswim the duo. Cobleigh split 25.67/28.53/29.38/29.93 for 1:53.51 for second. Lorenz was third with 25.63/28.82/29.34/30.08 to finish third in 1:53.87.

USC senior Ridge Altman finished fourth in 1:54.04, followed by Stanford sophomore Matt Anderson in 1:54.53. Cal junior Matt Whittle finished sixth in 1:54.67.

MEN’S 200 FLY – FINALS

  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 1:41.86
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 1:47.99
  • Conference Record: Tom Shields, 2013, 1:39.65
  • Championship Record: Tom Shields, 2011, 1:40.31
  1. Andrew Seliskar, Cal: 1:41.12
  2. Michael Thomas, Cal: 1:41.83
  3. Justin Wright, Arizona: 1:41.88

Andrew Seliskara sophomore from Cal, set a new championship record in the 200 fly, taking down Tom Shields’s 2011 mark of 1:41.12 by .19. He split 22.80/25.81/25.88/27.23.

Cal made major points in this event, when sophomore Michael Thomas finished second in 1:41.83.

Arizona junior Justin Wright was third in 1:41.88, followed by Stanford senior Jimmy Yoder in 1:42.48. His fellow Stanford senior classmate Tom Kremer was fifth in 1:42.96, followed by Cal freshman Jack Xie in 1:43.04.

Going into the final relay, Stanford leads with 754 points, followed by Cal with 735 and USC with 623.

MEN’S 400 FREE RELAY – FINALS

  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 2:52.45
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 2:54.20
  • Conference Record: USC, 2015, 2:47.06 (Quintero, Condorelli, Tribuntsov, Carter)
  • Championship Record: California, 2011, 2:48.16 (Moore, Daniels, Shields, Adrian)
  1. ASU: 2:48.95 (Richard Bohus, Andrew Porter, Tadas Duskinas, Cameron Craig)
  2. USC: 2:50.37 (Dylan Carter, Santo Condorelli, Ralf Tribuntsov, Reed Malone)
  3. Cal: 2:50.55 (Justin Lynch, Michael Jensen, Andrew Seliskar, Long Gutierrez)

The men of Arizona State, Richard Bohus (42.13), Andrew Porter (43.00), Tadas Duskinas (42.37), and Cameron Craig (41.45), came out with the win in the men’s 400 free relay by a second and a half.

USC’s Dylan Carter (42.61), Santo Condorelli (42.24), Ralf Tribuntsov (42.90), and Reed Malone (42.62) were second, followed by Cal’s Justin Lynch (42.38), Michael Jensen (42.89), Andrew Seliskar (42.74), and Long Gutierrez (42.54).

Stanford grabbed fourth place points with 2:52.79, followed by Arizona with 2:52.79.

FINAL RESULTS

Overall team depth pushed Stanford to the conference championship victory, coming in just 17 points ahead of Cal. USC was second, followed by Arizona State, Arizona, and Utah.

  1. Stanford: 784
  2. Cal: 767
  3. USC: 657
  4. Arizona State: 531
  5. Arizona: 360
  6. Utah: 257

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Thadawg
4 years ago

Hype

Cmon
4 years ago

I thought Murphy wasn’t at PAC 12s last year? It says he has championship record with 136 from 2016

pvdh
Reply to  Cmon
4 years ago

yea that’s not right. He wasnt there last year. And his 1:36.77 was done at 2015 NCAAs. He was 1:38.4 at PAC12’s in 2015

Sccoach
Reply to  Cmon
4 years ago

Must be a mistake, the record is from 2015

jay ryan
Reply to  Hannah Hecht
4 years ago

The conference record is his 1:35.73 from NCAA 2016 of course

PKWater
4 years ago

When does this Bad Larry start tonight?

Ragnar
4 years ago

I’m confused, I thought the conference record is the fastest time swum by someone in that conference. So the 200 back is 1:35:73 from 2016 NCs, correct?

Ragnar
Reply to  Ragnar
4 years ago

Because vlads conference record was set at NCs

swamfan
4 years ago

has the livestream started for anyone yet?

Another Swim Nerd
Reply to  swamfan
4 years ago

“PAC 12 Networks will return momentarily”

Lottalatte
Reply to  Another Swim Nerd
4 years ago

Go to arizona

iLikePsych
Reply to  Lottalatte
4 years ago

Seems like the stream started 30 minutes back

Reply to  swamfan
4 years ago

Normal stream link wasn’t working. For some reason it’s here tonight: http://pac-12.com/live

Justin Pollard
4 years ago

I’m watching here: http://pac-12.com/live?networks=P12LAX. Other links didn’t work for some reason …

Schwingen My Schlogl
4 years ago

The live results web page is showing results without updating the team scores! #[email protected]%^$%!

Editor
Reply to  Schwingen My Schlogl
4 years ago

After the 200 breast, Cal has closed on Stanford. The score now stands at 719 to 674. 200 fly and 400 free relay to go. Assuming Meet Mobile is right, but this jives with what the Stanford Twitter account put out earlier.

iLikePsych
Reply to  Robert Gibbs
4 years ago

With 200 fly, Stanford has 754, Cal 735 if I’m adding correctly. Looks like it’ll be Stanford with a tight win

xyz
Reply to  iLikePsych
4 years ago

That’s exactly what the Stanford Twitter account says too.

Swimnerd
Reply to  iLikePsych
4 years ago

If only Nick Norman was feeling alright, they could of had it

longseeker
Reply to  Swimnerd
4 years ago

Yes, Cal having Norman in the distance races would have helped. But Stanford’s 154 points in diving against Cal’s 37 points made it very difficult to make up. The Bear would have to make up 117 points all together and they almost did. Yes, I know it’s S&D…..

Editor
Reply to  iLikePsych
4 years ago

Yup, that’s what Meet Mobile has and Stanford’s Twitter says as well. If my math is right, Stanford wins as long as its 400 free relay doesn’t DQ.

speedo.man1
Reply to  iLikePsych
4 years ago

What is the relay point breakdown?

PKWater
4 years ago

Stanford just hung on! As a Bear fan I am disappointed but I am still impressed with all of these Pac 12 teams. Stanford weren’t quite as crisp as I thought they would be, Cal was just as good as I thought they would be (a few swimmers were puzzling) and ASU was absolute Fire.

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Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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