2017 Men’s Pac-12 Championships: Stanford Maintains Lead, Cal Surges to Second

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Stanford continued their charge towards the 2017 Pac-12 title during day three of the 2017 Pac-12 Swimming & Diving Championships.

Cal bypassed USC to move into the second place position with 523 points, while USC settles into third with 494.

ASU sits in fourth with 373, just ahead of Arizona (246) and Utah (167).

2017 Men’s Pac-12 Championships, Day Three Finals – Results

Events:

  • 400 IM Final
  • 100 Fly Final
  • 200 Free Final
  • 100 Breast Final
  • 100 Back Final
  • 400 Medley Relay

400 IM

Cal’s Andrew Seliskar topped the competition in the men’s 400 IM with a final time of 3:39.53. The sophomore scratched 6.81 seconds off his prelims time of 3:46.34 for his victory.

Stanford’s Abrahm DeVine posted a second place finish of 3:41.76, while Arizona’s Nick Thorne finished third with a 3:44.42.

Max Williamson of Stanford took fourth overall with a time of 3:44.61, followed by uSC’s Patrick Mulcare’s 3:45.17.

Cal’s Ken Takahashi was sixth with a time of 3:47.38, just ahead of the Stanford duo of Justin Buck (3:47.73) and Curtis Ogren (3:48.54).

 Event 10  Men 400 Yard IM
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    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Seliskar, Andrew       SO CAL-PC            3:46.34    3:39.53   20  
       22.79    26.38    27.79    26.78
       30.62    31.76    26.93    26.48
  2 DeVine, Abrahm         SO STAN-PC           3:44.39    3:41.76   17  
       23.11    26.78    27.87    27.59
       31.59    32.20    27.15    25.47
  3 Thorne, Nick           JR ARIZ-AZ           3:44.56    3:44.42   16  
       23.60    26.68    29.12    28.48
       32.43    32.88    26.40    24.83
  4 Williamson, Max        SR STAN-PC           3:48.93    3:44.61   15  
       23.71    27.51    28.51    28.23
       31.99    32.04    26.63    25.99
  5 Mulcare, Patrick       SO USC-CA            3:45.54    3:45.17   14  
       23.82    27.63    28.65    27.31
       32.29    32.92    26.37    26.18
  6 Takahashi, Ken         SO CAL-PC            3:44.92    3:47.38   13  
       24.02    27.27    29.06    28.51
       31.69    33.19    27.14    26.50
  7 Buck, Justin           SR STAN-PC           3:47.02    3:47.73   12  
       24.02    27.67    29.74    28.75
       32.52    32.61    26.79    25.63
  8 Ogren, Curtis          JR STAN-PC           3:47.34    3:48.54   11  
       24.29    27.57    28.56    27.64
       32.69    33.20    27.62    26.97

100 Fly

Cal delivered a 1-2 punch in finals of the men’s 100 fly. Matthew Josa led the charge with a 45.41, finishing just ahead of teammate Justin Lynch and his time of 45.47.

Andrew Liang of Stanford secured third with a time of 45.52, while ASU’s Tadas Duskinas picked up fourth with a 45.71.

Fellow Sun Devil Andrew Porter was fifth overall with a 45.75, followed by Arizona’s Chatham Dobbs’ 45.94.

USC’s Santo Condorelli and Alex Valente finished seventh and eighth with times of 46.09 and 46.61 respectively.

 Event 11  Men 100 Yard Butterfly
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    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Josa, Matthew          JR CAL-PC              45.68      45.41   20  
        9.43    11.66    11.92    12.40
  2 Lynch, Justin          JR CAL-PC              45.51      45.47   17  
        9.54    11.45    11.99    12.49
  3 Liang, Andrew          JR STAN-PC             46.03      45.52   16  
        9.47    11.61    11.87    12.57
  4 Duskinas, Tadas        SR ASU-AZ              46.36      45.71   15  
        9.40    11.49    12.02    12.80
  5 Porter, Andrew         JR ASU-AZ              45.78      45.75   14  
        9.64    11.70    11.90    12.51
  6 Dobbs, Chatham         SO ARIZ-AZ             46.18      45.94   13  
        9.68    11.73    11.99    12.54
  7 Condorelli, Santo      JR USC-CA              46.20      46.09   12  
        9.54    11.57    12.35    12.63
  8 Valente, Alex          SO USC-CA              46.02      46.61   11  
        9.97    11.81    12.09    12.74

200 Free

Cameron Craig of ASU picked up the win in the 200 free with a time of 1:31.71, shaving 1.63 seconds off his prelims time of 1:33.34.

USC’s Dylan Carter finished a close second with a time of 1:31.98, while Stanford’s Grant Shoults took the bronze with a time of 1:33.74.

Long Gutierrez of Cal turned in a 1:33.80 for fourth overall, followed by USC’s Reed Malone and his time of 1:34.01.

Cal’s Kyle Coan and Michael Jensen finished sixth and seventh with times of 1:34.36 and 1:34.61 respectively.

Austin Phillips of Utah rounded out the top eight with a time of 1:34.78.

 Event 12  Men 200 Yard Freestyle
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    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Craig, Cameron         FR ASU-AZ            1:33.34    1:31.71   20  
       21.58    23.25    23.64    23.24
  2 Carter, Dylan          JR USC-CA            1:34.53    1:31.98   17  
       21.33    23.12    23.78    23.75
  3 Shoults, Grant         FR STAN-PC           1:34.46    1:33.74   16  
       22.15    23.61    23.82    24.16
  4 Gutierrez, Long        SR CAL-PC            1:34.22    1:33.80   15  
       21.94    23.26    24.17    24.43
  5 Malone, Reed           SR USC-CA            1:34.37    1:34.01   14  
       21.86    23.61    24.29    24.25
  6 Coan, Kyle             JR CAL-PC            1:34.94    1:34.36   13  
       21.29    23.26    24.41    25.40
  7 Jensen, Michael        FR CAL-PC            1:34.31    1:34.61   12  
       22.02    24.05    24.32    24.22
  8 Phillips, Austin       SO UTAH-UT           1:34.20    1:34.78   11  
       21.67    23.62    24.32    25.17

100 Breast

Carsten Vissering of USC delivered the top time in the men’s 100 breast, powering to a top time of 51.45. Vissering’s time moves him to fourth in the rankings for the 2016-17 season.

Arizona’s Blair Bish picked up a narrow second place win over Cal’s Connor Hoppe. Bish stopped the clock at a 52.32 over Hoppe’s 52.38.

Christian Lorenz of ASU finished fourth overall with a 52.63, followed by Stanford’s Matt Anderson’s 52.70.

Cal’s Carson Sand (52.84), USC’s Steven Stumph (53.01), and Cal’s Matt Whittle (53.49) completed the top eight.

 Event 13  Men 100 Yard Breaststroke
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    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Vissering, Carsten     SO USC-CA              51.82      51.45   20  
       10.92    13.16    13.37    14.00
  2 Bish, Blair            SO ARIZ-AZ             52.61      52.32   17  
       10.93    13.28    14.02    14.09
  3 Hoppe, Connor          JR CAL-PC              52.29      52.38   16  
       10.86    13.61    13.59    14.32
  4 Lorenz, Christian      JR ASU-AZ              52.32      52.63   15  
       11.29    13.35    14.04    13.95
  5 Anderson, Matt         SO STAN-PC             52.69      52.70   14  
       11.04    13.52    13.92    14.22
  6 Sand, Carson           SO CAL-PC              52.72      52.84   13  
       11.25    13.48    13.74    14.37
  7 Stumph, Steven         SR USC-CA              53.00      53.01   12  
       11.24    13.84    13.78    14.15
  8 Whittle, Matt          JR CAL-PC              53.05      53.49   11  
       11.31    13.65    14.10    14.43

100 Back

Ryan Murphy of Cal blasted past the competition in finals of the men’s 100 back, finishing .47 seconds ahead of the competition with a 44.76. That time sits just shy of his 2016-17 season best of 44.61 set in early December.

ASU’s Richard Bohus finished second overall with a time of 45.23, improving upon his season best of 46.00.

Ralf Tribuntsov of USC picked up third with a time of 45.60, followed by Stanford’s Ryan Dudzinski and his time of 45.88.

Andrew Liang of Stanford was fifth with a 46.17, while Arizona’s Thomas Anderson took sixth with a 46.31.

Utah’s Paul Ungur and Justin McArthur were seventh and eighth with times of 46.32 and 46.51.

 Event 14  Men 100 Yard Backstroke
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    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Murphy, Ryan           SR CAL-PC              45.94      44.76   20  
       10.44    11.01    11.66    11.65
  2 Bohus, Richard         SR ASU-AZ              45.91      45.23   17  
       10.39    11.22    11.81    11.81
  3 Tribuntsov, Ralf       JR USC-CA              45.74      45.60   16  
       10.79    11.33    11.78    11.70
  4 Dudzinski, Ryan        SO STAN-PC             45.84      45.88   15  
       11.21    11.53    11.75    11.39
  5 Liang, Andrew          JR STAN-PC             46.54      46.17   14  
       10.98    11.42    11.78    11.99
  6 Anderson, Thomas       FR ARIZ-AZ             46.41      46.31   13  
       10.85    11.26    11.92    12.28
  7 Ungur, Paul            JR UTAH-UT             46.31      46.32   12  
       10.61    11.38    12.01    12.32
  8 McArthur, Justin       SO UTAH-UT             46.60      46.51   11  
       10.88    11.58    12.12    11.93

400 Medley Relay

The Cal men improved upon their 2016-17 season best of 3:03.82. Ryan Murphy (44.91), Andrew Seliskar (52.08), Matthew Josa (44.90), and Michael Jensen (41.56) posted a combined time of 3:03.45 for first.

ASU’s Richard Bohus (44.95), Christian Lorenz (52.76), Andrew Porter (44.78), and Cameron Craig powered to a close second place finish of 3:03.63.

Ryan Dudzinski (46.12), Matt Anderson (52.06), Andrew Liang (45.00), and Sam Perry (41.32) of Stanford finished third overall with a time of 3:04.50.

USC grabbed fourth with a time of 3:04.51, followed by Arizona and their time of 3:07.18.

Arizona’s ‘B’ and ‘C’ relays finished sixth and seventh respectively with times of 3:12.81 and 3:14.94, while Cal’s ‘B’ relay was eighth with a time of 3:18.90.

 Event 15  Men 400 Yard Medley Relay
==================================================================================
    School                                 Seed     Finals Points 
==================================================================================
  1 CAL-PC  'A'                         3:03.82    3:03.45   40  
     1) Murphy, Ryan SR               2) Seliskar, Andrew SO          
     3) Josa, Matthew JR              4) Jensen, Michael FR           
       21.60    44.91    24.12    52.08
       20.24    44.90    19.23    41.56
  2 ASU-AZ  'A'                         3:07.20    3:03.63   34  
     1) Bohus, Richard SR             2) Lorenz, Christian JR         
     3) Porter, Andrew JR             4) Craig, Cameron FR            
       21.72    44.95    24.17    52.76
       20.28    44.78    19.66    41.14
  3 STAN-PC  'A'                        3:07.48    3:04.50   32  
     1) Dudzinski, Ryan SO            2) Anderson, Matt SO            
     3) Liang, Andrew JR              4) Perry, Sam JR                
       22.71    46.12    24.04    52.06
       20.64    45.00    19.16    41.32
  4 USC-CA  'A'                         3:05.66    3:04.51   30  
     1) Tribuntsov, Ralf JR           2) Vissering, Carsten SO        
     3) Carter, Dylan JR              4) Condorelli, Santo JR         
       22.19    45.57    23.73    51.84
       20.65    45.23    19.02    41.87
  5 ARIZ-AZ  'A'                        3:08.02    3:07.18   28  
     1) Dobbs, Chatham SO             2) Bish, Blair SO               
     3) Idensohn, Chad SO             4) Iga, Jorge FR                
       22.02    46.38    24.19    51.93
       20.97    45.95    20.39    42.92
  6 ARIZ-AZ  'B'                        3:16.11   x3:12.81  
     1) Lujan, Matt SO                2) Crosby, Gage SR              
     3) Maestri, Ricky JR             4) Jones, Parks SO              
       23.63    48.98    24.96    53.70
       21.37    46.74    20.33    43.39
  7 ARIZ-AZ  'C'                        3:16.17   x3:14.94  
     1) Elhajj, Aaron FR              2) Wihanto, William SO          
     3) Thorne, Nick JR               4) Wright, Justin JR            
       24.22    49.88    24.40    53.41
       21.71    46.54    21.35    45.11
  8 CAL-PC  'B'                              NT   x3:18.90  
     1) Young, Ethan FR               2) Arvidsson, Karl FR           
     3) Farrar, Spencer SO            4) Grigorishin, Ivan FR         
       23.05    48.61    25.08    54.10
       22.45    49.58    22.00    46.61

Results can be found on Meet Mobile – 2017 Men’s Pac12 Swimming/Diving Championships 

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