2019 MEN’S PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, March 6 – Saturday, March 9 (Diving Feb. 27-March 2)
- Federal Way, WA (Pacific Time Zone)
- Defending Champion: Cal (1x) (results)
- Live results
- Championship Central
- Psych Sheets
The 2019 Pac-12 Men’s Championships kick off tonight in Federal Way, Washington. Tonight’s session is a quick one with just 2 events: the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay. All diving was contested last week during the women’s meet, so we already have some points on the board. ASU is in the lead, followed by Stanford, while the defending champion Cal Bears are in 5th after diving.
MEN’S 200 MEDLEY RELAY:
- Pac-12 Record: USC, 2018, 1:21.22
- Championship Record: Cal, 2017, 1:22.31
- NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 1:24.56
- GOLD: Cal, 1:23.44
- SILVER: USC, 1:23.85
- BRONZE: ASU, 1:24.20
Cal (1:23.44) got out to the lead up front as Daniel Carr outsplit ASU’s Zachary Poti 21.30 to 21.47. USC (1:23.85) was nearly a second behind after the back leg, but Carsten Vissering came up big with a 22.87 to put the Trojans in position to challenge Cal, who got a 23.62 from Reece Whitley, and ASU, who got a 23.43 from Elijah Warren. The Bears got the fastest fly split of the field with Pawel Sendyk‘s 19.92, and Ryan Hoffer sealed the deal with an 18.60 anchor split. The Trojans were close on the back end as well, with Kyle Grissom posting a 20.07 on the fly and Nikola Miljenic posting an 18.65 anchor.
ASU (1:24.20) wound up 3rd, with in-state rival Arizona (1:24.69) just off the podium at 4th. The Wildcats got a 19.96 on the fly split from Chatham Dobbs. Stanford (1:24.71) was just 2 hundredths back in 5th place, getting a 23.48 split from Matt Anderson on breast and a 20.05 from Abrahm DeVine on fly.
Utah’s A and B relays were both disqualified, as was Arizona’s B relay. The Utes’ A relay and Wildcats’ B relay were disqualified for an early start on the anchor, while Utah’s B had an early jump on the 2nd leg.
MEN’S 800 FREE RELAY:
- Pac-12 Record: USC, 2013, 6:09.54
- Championship Record:
Cal, 2017, 6:12.07
- NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 6:18.46
- GOLD: Cal, 6:10.94
- SILVER: Stanford, 6:15.35
- BRONZE: Arizona, 6:17.45
Cal swept tonight’s relays, taking the 800 free relay in record-setting fashion. Zheng Quah got them started with a 1:33.75, handing off to Andrew Seliskar for a blistering 1:30.37 on the 2nd leg. Trenton Julian came through with a 1:33.66 on the 3rd leg, while Mike Thomas brought it home in 1:33.16. Their 6:10.94 is a new Pac-12 Championship Record.
Stanford (6:15.35) picked up 2nd with a pair of 1:33s from Jack LeVant (1:33.04) and James Murphy (1:33.20) on the 2nd and 4th legs respectively. Jorge Iga‘s 1:33.40 leadoff helped Arizona (6:17.45) to bronze. ASU (6:18.07) was just off the podium but had the fastest opening split of any team with Grant House‘s 1:32.38.
TEAM SCORES THROUGH DAY 1:
- ASU- 187
- Stanford- 160
- Cal- 137
- Arizona- 129
- USC- 99 (T-5)
- Utah- 99 (T-5)