2020 MEN’S PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, March 4 – Saturday, March 7 (Diving Feb. 26-29)
- Federal Way, WA (Pacific Time Zone)
- Prelims 11 a.m./Finals 6 p.m. Pacific Time
- Defending Champion: Cal (2x) (results)
- Championship Central
- Estimated NCAA Invite Times
- Diving Recap
- NCAA ‘A’ Cuts
- Psych Sheets
- Live Results
- Heat Sheets (prelims)
Arizona State senior Zach Poti, the defending Pac-12 Champion in the 100 back, took down a Meet Record in prelims at the 2020 Pac-12 Championships. Poti swam a lifetime best by 8 tenths, leading the heats in 44.14. That took down the former record of 44.76 set by Cal’s Olympic Champion Ryan Murphy in 2017. Murphy is the World Record holder in the long course 100 back.
That swim makes Poti the 6th fastest in history, moving ahead of Grand Canyon’s Mark Nikolaev. Coming into this meet, Poti had a lifetime best of 44.93. He tied that time on the leadoff of the 400 medley relay on Wednesday night. While ASU’s relay was ultimately DQed for a false start on the breast-to-fly exchange, Poti’s time still stood.
ALL-TIME TOP PERFORMERS – MEN’S 100 BACK
Poti was nearly a second faster than any other swimmer in prelims. Tonight, he’ll battle with Cal’s Daniel Carr, the 200 IM champion, for the title.