2019 Men’s Pac-12 Conference Championships
- Wednesday, March 6th – Saturday, March 9th (Diving Feb. 27th-March 2nd)
- Federal Way, WA (Pacific Time Zone)
- Defending Champion: Cal (1x) (results)
- Live Results
- Psych Sheet
- Championship Central
The California Golden Bears have momentum on their side heading into today’s preliminary heats after sweeping both of the relays last night – not to mention two top seeds with Andrew Seliskar in the 200 IM and Pawel Sendyk in the 50 free. Yesterday, Seliskar posted the second fastest 200 free from a rolling-start in NCAA history; watch for him to have a big meet this weekend.
Historically speaking, the Stanford men dominate the 500. Although they’re poised to pick up big here, the field is a lot more wide-open this year. Arizona sophomore Brooks Fail comes in as the top seed, followed by Cardinal freshman Jack LeVant.
Arizona State currently holds a 27 point lead in the team standings – primarily due to diving points – over second place Stanford. Cal is currently 23 points behind Stanford for third.
Men’s 500 Free – Prelims
- Pac-12 Meet Record: 4:10.67, Grant Shoults, Stanford, 2017
- Pac-12 Conference Record: 4:08.92, Jean Basson, Arizona, 2009
- 2019 NCAA Estimated Qualifying Time: 4:15.44
Last year, Stanford put five guys in the A-Final, and took three out of the top four spots the year before that. This year, however, a change of the guard is being lead by USC freshman Victor Johansson, who took the top spot in the heats with his 4:14.52. Cal also picked up big with three A-finalists out of Trenton Julian, Sean Grieshop, and Nick Norman.
Arizona sophomore Brooks Fail secured his soon-to-be first time appearance in a Pac-12 final, as he didn’t make the Arizona roster last year, but qualified for NCAAs in the 500 at a time trial. He finished fourth with a 4:15.99.
- Victor Johansson, USC – 4:14.52
- Trenton Julian, Cal – 4:15.01
- Sean Grieshop, Cal – 4:15.96
- Brooks Fail, Arizona – 4:15.99
- Johannes Calloni, Stanford – 4:16.09
- Matthew Hirschberger, Stanford – 4:16.41
- James Murphy, Stanford – 4:16.88
- Nick Norman, Cal – 4:17.80
Men’s 200 IM – Prelims
- Pac-12 Meet Record: 1:40.07, David Nolan, Stanford, 2015
- Pac-12 Conference Record: 1:39.38, David Nolan, Stanford, 2015
- 2019 NCAA Estimated Qualifying Time: 1:43.88
Arizona freshman David Schlicht, who was a mid-season addition to the Wildcat roster from Australia, dropped a whopping three seconds off of his entry time to finish first in the heats of the 200 IM with his 1:43.12.
Just like in the 500, Cal and Stanford both got three in. Mike Thomas and Andrew Seliskar lead the way for Cal, finishing second and third in the prelims. Abrahm DeVine and Brennan Pastorek occupy the fifth and six spots heading into tonight.
Sophomore Grant House put ASU in their first individual championship final, touching fourth this morning with a 1:43.97.
- David Schlicht, Arizona – 1:43.12
- Mike Thomas, Cal – 1:43.87
- Andrew Seliskar, Cal – 1:43.93
- Grant House, ASU – 1:43.97
- Abrahm DeVine, Stanford – 1:43.98
- Brennan Pastorek, Stanford – 1:44.18
- Daniel Carr, Cal – 1:44.29
- Alex Liang, Stanford – 1:44.38
Men’s 50 Free – Prelims
- Pac-12 Meet Record: 18.80, Brad Tandy, Arizona, 2014
- Pac-12 Conference Record: 18.63, Vlad Morozov, USC, 2013
- 2019 NCAA Estimated Qualifying Time: 19.35
The California Bears rolled on to claim the top four spots in the preliminary session of the men’s 50 free. Leading the way is Pawel Sendyk, the fastest returner from last year’s meet, at 19.09. Touching behind him was Ryan Hoffer (19.38), Michael Jensen (19.55), and sophomore Nate Biondi (19.56), who just posted a lifetime best in last night’s time trial at 19.47.
Utah senior Austin Phillips secured the Utes’s first individual finalist in the top eight, placing seventh with his 19.61.