2022 MEN’S PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, March 2-Saturday, March 5, 2022
- Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center, Federal Way, Washington
- Defending champions: Cal (4x)
- Start times: 11:00 am prelims / 6:00 pm finals (PST)
- Event Schedule
- Diving Results
- Championship Central
- Live Results
- Live Stream
- Day 3 Live Recap
Men’s 100 Butterfly:
After Stanford freshman Andrei Minakov broke the Pac-12 meet record and freshman record this morning in the prelims of the Pac-12 conference championships, he threw down a time of 43.90 in finals to win by over a second, taking down the conference record and his own freshman record in the process. In addition, he joins Caeleb Dressel, Tom Shields, and Joseph Schooling as the only men who have broken 44 seconds in the event, and is the first to do so since Dressel in 2018.
Minakov’s swim makes him the fourth fastest 100 flyer of all time and the fastest in the NCAA this season, surpassing Youssef Ramadan‘s 44.08 from ACCs two weeks ago.
ALL-TIME MEN’S 100 FLY PERFORMERS:
- Caeleb Dressel, Florida, 42.80 (2018)
- Joseph Schooling, Texas, 43.75 (2017)
- Tom Shields, Californa Aquatics, 43.84 (2016)
- Andrei Minakov, Stanford, 43.90 (2022)
- Youssef Ramadan, Virginia Tech, 44.08 (2022)
In one day, Minakov has dropped nearly a second off his his personal best, which sat at a 44.78 before this meet from mid-season. He split 20.38/23.56 this race compared to the 20.65/24.13 he split at the NC State Invitational in November, showing improvements in both his front and back half of the race.
Additionally, Minakov split a 19.49 on fly during the opening night of the championships to help Stanford capture the conference title in the 200 medley relay, which was the third-fastest 50 fly relay split of all time. He also finished second in the 50 free in a time of 19.08.