Day three finals of the 2016 Pac 12 Championships displayed multiple close match-ups with Stanford (275) leading the competition by a strong 46 points.
- 400 IM
- 100 FLY
- 200 FREE
- 100 BREAST
- 100 BACK
- 3-METER DIVING
- 400 MEDLEY RELAY
Andrew Seliskar of Cal rose to the top of the podium in the 400 IM with a sizzling 3:39.78. Seliskar shaved 3.49 seconds off his prelims time of 3:43.27.
Stanford teammates Abrahm DeVine and Curtis Ogren finished second and third respectively. DeVine delivered a 3:40.20 to move up to second and take off 2.37 seconds from his prelims time of 3:42.57, while Ogren slipped to third with a final time of 3:41.43.
USC’s Patrick Mulcare and Cal’s Connor Green battled for fourth, turning in times .02 seconds apart. A faster back half from Mulcare allowed him to gain on Green’s early lead and out-touch him for fourth with a 3:43.35 over Green’s 3:43.37.
Stanford teammates Max Williamson and Danny Thomson grabbed sixth and seventh with times of 3:46.04 and 3:46.61.
Cal’s Ken Takahashi rounded out the top eight with a 3:48.88.
Cal’s Justin Lynch and USC’s Alex Valente battled for a close first, finishing a slim .02 seconds apart. Lynch stopped the clock at a 46.08 over Valente’s 46.10.
The close times continued with Arizona’s Renny Richmond and ASU’s Tadas Duskinas posted strikingly close times for third and fourth respectively. Richmond turned in a 46.11 over Duskinas’ 46.13.
Fifth went to Stanford’s Connor Black who posted a final time of 46.37, while teammates Gray Umbach (46.71) and Andrew Liang (46.73) finished sixth and seventh.
Long Gutierrez of Cal was eighth with a 52.67.
Reed Malone of USC maintained his mid-distance prowess with a 1:33.08 win in the 200 free. Malone succeeded in shaving .47 seconds off his prelims time of 1:33.55.
Cal gathered places second through fourth with all three teammates posting times within 1.19 seconds. Long Gutierrez led the Cal charge with a 1:33.44, while teammate Trent Williams picked up third with a 1:34.11. Sophomore Kyle Coan finished fourth overall with a 1:34.63.
Michael Domagala of USC picked up fifth with a final time of 1:35.06 over Arizona’s Ricky Maestri (1:35.21).
Bence Kiraly of Utah (1:35.33) and Liam Egan of Stanford (1:35.74) finished seventh and eighth.
Connor Hoppe of Cal rocketed from his sixth place seed from prelims to first in finals, posting a final time of 51.86. The sophomore was out in a 24.29 and came back in a quick 27.57.
USC’s Carsten Vissering and Arizona’s Blair Bish posted close times as they battled for second. Bish split a 24.57 over Vissering’s 24.61 for the first 50, but Vissering kicked it into gear in the back half to finish second with a 52.41 over Bish’s 52.58.
David Morgan of USC grabbed fourth with a time of 53.00, while Cal’s Carson Sand took fifth with a 53.05.
ASU’s Christian Lorenz was sixth overall with a 53.10 over Arizona’s Gage Crosby (53.39).
USC’s Steven Stumph rounded out the top eight with a time of 53.49.
The 100 back field was led by a sophomore and two freshmen with Ralf Tribuntsov of USC maintaining his spot at the top of the 100 back rankings with a quick 45.57, adding slightly to his prelims time of 45.30.
Arizona’s Chatham Dobbs turned in a final time of 45.72 for second, while Stanford’s Ryan Dudzinski finished third overall with a 46.28.
ASU’s Richard Bohus and Stanford’s Arata turned in similar times of 46.49 and 46.57 for fourth and fifth. Bohus jumped ahead of Arata from the start posting a 22.55 at the 50 over Arata’s 22.69.
Stanford teammate Patrick Conaton finished sixth with a final time of 47.16 over ASU’s Reid Elliot (47.78) and Cal’s Michael Thomas (47.81).
Dash Enos of USC maintained his first place seed in 3-meter diving with a total of 419.35.
Stanford teammates Connor Kuremsky and Bradley Christensen finished second and third respectively. Kuremsky posted an accumulated 367.25 points, while Christensen posted 360.85 points.
Utah’s Josiah Purss turned in a total of 357.85 points for fourth, while USC’s Collin Pollard took fifth with 357.40.
USC’s Deon Reid (346.90), Arizona’s Dominic Ricotta (340.85), and ASU’s David Hoffer (329.10) rounded out the top eight.
400 MEDLEY RELAY
Cal’s relay team of Andrew Seliskar (47.29), Connor Hoppe (51.72), Justin Lynch (45.35), and Long Gutierrez (42.52) delivered the top time in the 400 medley relay with a combined time of 3:06.89.
USC’s Patrick Mulcare (46.54), Carsten Vissering (52.50), Alex Valente (46.24), and Ralf Tribuntsov (41.86) posted a combined time of 3:07.14 to finish second and shave 5.34 seconds off their entry time of 3:12.48.
Third went to the men of Arizona where the team of Chatham Dobbs (45.94), Blair Bish (52.74), Renny Richmond (45.98), and Chad Idensohn (43.62) finished with a time of 3:08.28.
Stanford finished fourth with a time of 3:08.37 ahead of ASU’s 3:08.78.
Arizona’s ‘B’ relay finished sixth overall with a 3:17.69 over Utah’s ‘B’ relay of 3:21.89.
Utah’s ‘A’ relay was disqualified.