2016 Pac 12 Men’s Championships: Day 3 Prelims Live Coverage

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Stanford leads in points after the first two days of the 2016 Pac 12 Men’s Championships with USC claiming second.

Events: 

  • 400 IM
  • 100 FLY
  • 200 FREE
  • 100 BREAST
  • 100 BACK
  • 3-METER DIVING

400 IM

Curtis Ogren of Stanford delivered a sizzling 3:40.79 to leap to the first-place seed for tonight’s finals. Ogren shaved 8.15 seconds off his entry time of 3:48.94 to claim the top seed. Teammate Abrahm DeVine returns as the second-place seed with a time of 3:42.57.

Cal’s Andrew Seliskar and Stanford’s Max Williamson posted matching times from heat four to both grab third after stopping the clock at a 3:43.27.

Cal’s Connor Green picked up fifth with a time of 3:44.01, while Danny Thomson of Stanford turned in a 3:44.73 for sixth.

Ken Takahashi of Cal (3:45.79) and Patrick Mulcare of USC (3:46.24) finished prelims as seventh and eighth respectively.

100 FLY

Cal’s Justin Lynch maintained his spot at the top of the qualifier’s list with a 45.62 showing in prelims, shaving a slim .04 seconds off his entry time of 45.66.

USC’s Alex Valente delivered a swift 46.05 from heat three to take 1.65 seconds off his entry time of 47.70. Joining Lynch and Valente in the top three is Arizona’s Renny Richmond. Richmond stopped the clock at the 46.17 mark to take .76 seconds off his entry time of 46.93.

Stanford’s Connor Black and Cal’s Long Gutierrez posted strikingly similar times for the fourth and fifth place seeds in tonight’s finals race. Black sits just ahead of Gutierrez with a 46.28 over Gutierrez’s 46.29.

Stanford’s Andrew Liang and Arizona’s Tadas Duskinas also kept it close, turning in times .01 seconds apart from separate heats. Liang claimed sixth with a 46.39 from heat three, while Duskinas posted a 46.40 from heat two.

Stanford’s Gray Umbach rounded out the top eight with a 46.47.

200 FREE

Reed Malone of USC continued to light up the mid-distance freestyle events with a prelims finish of 1:33.55 in the 200 free. Malone, last night’s 500 free winner, succeeded in shaving 1.93 seconds off his prelims time of 1:35.48.

Cal’s Long Gutierrez, the first-place seed going into prelims, shifted to second with a time of 1:34.29 from heat six, while teammate Trent Williams finished third in prelims with a 1:34.65.

Stanford’s Liam Egan stuck with Williams throughout heat five, finishing with a time of 1:34.75 to earn the fourth-place seed for tonight’s finals.

Arizona’s Ricky Maestri turned in a 1:34.81 for fifth, while Utah’s Bence Kiraly picked up sixth with a 1:34.94.

Kyle Croan of Cal (1:35.21) and Michael Domagala of USC (1:35.22) return as seventh and eighth respectively.

100 BREAST

USC displayed a strong breaststroke field, posting three of the top eight times. Freshman Carsten Vissering grabbed the top seed with a swift 52.50, shaving .59 seconds off his entry time of 53.09. Teammate David Morgan cleared his entry time of 54.75 by 1.69 seconds with a 53.06 for third in tonight’s finals heat.

Arizona’s Blair Bish delivered a 52.66 to claim the second place seed in tonight’s finals, taking .85 seconds off his entry time of 53.51.

The breaststroke field remained narrow with the fourth-seventh place seeds posting final times .14 seconds apart. Cal’s Carson Sand nabbed fourth with a 53.14, while Gage Crosby of Arizona took fifth with a 53.21.

Connor Hoppe of Cal finished sixth overall in prelims with a 53.24.

ASU’s Christian Lorenz and USC’s Steven Stumph tied for seventh with a time of 53.28.

100 BACK

Ralf Tribuntsov of USC rocketed to the first-place seed in the 100 back with a prelims time of 45.30. Tribuntsov’s time took 1.85 seconds off his entry time of 47.15.

Arizona’s Chatham Dobbs, the top qualifier going into prelims, posted a time of 45.58 for second and also dropped .79 seconds off his entry time of 46.37.

Stanford teammates Ryan Dudzinski and Ryan Arata grabbed third and fourth in prelims with a 46.01 and a 46.54 respectively.

ASU nabbed the fifth and sixth place seeds with junior teammates Richard Bohus and Reid Elliot posting times of 46.92 and 47.19.

There was another tie for seventh with Patrick Conaton of Stanford and Michael Thomas of Cal both finishing with times of 47.22.

3-METER DIVING

The 3-Meter diving event kicked off today with USC’s Dash Enos grabbing an early lead. Enos turned in a total of 375.65 points to claim the first place seed for tonight’s final rounds.

Last night’s 1-meter diving champion, Bradley Christensen of Stanford, posted the second highest score (357.35) to return as second.

ASU’s David Hoffer and Utah’s Josiah Purss delivered strikingly similar scores to return as third and fourth respectively. Hoffer sits above Purss 346.05 to 342.75.

Stanford’s Connor Kuremsky (341.95), USC’s Deon Reid (336.45), teammate Collin Pollard (329.80), and Arizona’s Dominic Ricotta (319.85) round out the top eight.

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Taylor Brien is the Circulation and Operations Manager at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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