DeVine/Levant Take Double Wins in PAC-12 Victory Over USC

USC V. Stanford (Men)

  • February 9th, 2019
  • Stanford, CA
  • Results
  • Final Scores
    • Stanford 196- USC 93

After facing Cal on Friday, the USC men went into day 2 of PAC-12 rivalry with their dual meet against the Stanford men. Stanford defeated USC 196-93, along with exhibitioning non-winners in 5 events.

Meet Highlights

The 400 free relay had one of the tightest battles of the meet, with USC and Stanford neck-and-neck throughout the whole race. Patrick Mulcare (48.28 BK), Carsten Vissering (52.07 BR), and Alex Valente (47.04) gave USC a decent lead over Stanford going into the last leg. However, Stanford senior Abrahm DeVine was ready to challenge USC’s free anchor Nikola Miljenic. Miljenic (43.95) was able to hold off DeVine’s 43.17 split to give USC the narrow victory by 0.07 with a 3:11.42.

Stanford junior True Sweetser responded with a dominant win in the 1000 free with a 9:00.43. Shortly after, freshman teammate Jack Levant took a win in the 200 free (1:35.04). Levant took a middle-distance double with his win in the 500 free (4:20.25).

The 100 back was the closest race of the meet, with Stanford’s Patrick Conaton and USC’s Patrick Mulcare swimming within hundredths of each other. Conaton and Mulcare took their first 50s out in 23.89/23.82, and came home in 24.66/24.74, respectively. Yet Conaton had the one-hundredth advantage over Mulcare to take out the USC swimmer 48.55 to 48.56.

Carsten Vissering, who won the 100 breast in the Cal dual on Friday, also won the 100 against Stanford with a 52.38.

Abrahm DeVine took double wins for Stanford with his victories in the 100 free (44.59) and 200 IM (1:47.51).

In the 400 free relay, Stanford’s relay of Patrick Conaton (44.92), Cole Cogswell (44.28), Jack Levant (43.64), and Mason Gonzalez (43.86) won with a 2:56.70. The USC relay took a DQ in the event, but would have finished with a 2:58.80.

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USC will be in action next on February 23rd against Utah while Stanford will have their turn against Cal on the same day.

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4 years ago

I think you mean 4Med at the top of the page

4 years ago

Stanford looking good. USC looking bad.

Reply to  SaintJoseph
4 years ago

Nah, I think Salo finally realized that you have to swim a bit tired at dual meets in order to have something to taper off of at the end of the season. They used to look lights out every meet but then barely drop at the end of the year. Hopefully that has changed.

Reply to  CraigH
4 years ago

I think Salo does a pretty decent job developing his swimmers. He has no depth due to the high cost of attendance. If Sancov could break out at NCAAs it would do wonders for his high school recruiting. Right now he seems to do better attracting the foreign swimmers.

Reply to  Taa
4 years ago

Women get 14 full rides. I think you can field a pretty good ncaaa team on 14 full scholarships. Just saying. The men have 8. If you make good choices on recruiting then 8 goes a long way. Stanford is expensive and they seem to do all right!

Reply to  Superfan
4 years ago

Stanford is expensive, however they have incredible tuition waiver programs. If your parents make below $65,000, they aren’t expected to make any contribution toward cost. If your parents make below $125,000, all tuition is covered. The waivers are then phased up to $225,000.

That, and tuition that’s actually a little cheaper than USC, helps make those 14 scholarships go a long, long way.

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