Arizona State, USC Take Top Seeds at Pac-12 Men’s Championships Day 3 Prelims

Cameron Craig. Photo Courtesy: Dan D'Addona

The third day of the Pac-12 Men’s Championships is underway after five morning prelim events. Cal and Stanford took top seeds during the session, but so did Arizona State and USC.

DAY 3 PRELIMS RESULTS

400 IM

Stanford’s Curtis Ogren took the top seed in the 400 IM (3:41.63), leading a trio of Cardinal swimmers to make the final.

Cal’s Andrew Seliskar was second (3:44.03), leading a quartet of Golden Bears to make the final.

Cal’s Sean Grieshop was third (3;44.07), followed by Stanford’s Alex Liang (3:44.25), Arizona’s Nick Thorne (3:44.26), Stanford’s Abrahm DeVine (3:44.41), Cal’s Ken Takahashi (3:45.11) and Cal’s Michael Thomas (3:45.46).

 
 Event 10  Men 400 Yard IM
==================================================================
         NCAA: N 3:33.42  3/24/2017 Chase Kalisz, Georgia
       Pac-12: M 3:38.58  2014      Josh Prenot, CAL
 Pac 12 Champ: P 3:38.83  2015      Josh Prenot, CAL
                 3:39.95  A Standard
                 3:54.49  B Standard
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Ogren, Curtis    SR STAN-PC           3:43.53    3:41.63 qB     
                 23.53        50.20 (26.67)
        1:18.36 (28.16)     1:45.55 (27.19)
        2:16.69 (31.14)     2:48.86 (32.17)
        3:15.40 (26.54)     3:41.63 (26.23)
  2 Seliskar, Andre  JR CAL-PC            3:43.11    3:44.03 qB     
                 23.66        50.68 (27.02)
        1:20.22 (29.54)     1:48.79 (28.57)
        2:19.59 (30.80)     2:50.11 (30.52)
        3:17.54 (27.43)     3:44.03 (26.49)
  3 Grieshop, Sean   FR CAL-PC            3:43.30    3:44.07 qB     
                 24.11        51.66 (27.55)
        1:20.20 (28.54)     1:48.00 (27.80)
        2:19.99 (31.99)     2:52.39 (32.40)
        3:18.87 (26.48)     3:44.07 (25.20)
  4 Liang, Alex      FR STAN-PC           3:45.32    3:44.25 qB     
                 24.08        51.59 (27.51)
        1:19.85 (28.26)     1:47.71 (27.86)
        2:19.97 (32.26)     2:52.81 (32.84)
        3:18.79 (25.98)     3:44.25 (25.46)
  5 Thorne, Nick     SR U of A-AZ         3:41.47    3:44.26 qB     
                 23.36        50.35 (26.99)
        1:19.02 (28.67)     1:46.94 (27.92)
        2:19.15 (32.21)     2:52.22 (33.07)
        3:19.03 (26.81)     3:44.26 (25.23)
  6 DeVine, Abrahm   JR STAN-PC           3:44.75    3:44.41 qB     
                 23.47        50.97 (27.50)
        1:19.82 (28.85)     1:48.04 (28.22)
        2:19.59 (31.55)     2:51.85 (32.26)
        3:18.97 (27.12)     3:44.41 (25.44)
  7 Takahashi, Ken   JR CAL-PC            3:50.01    3:45.11 qB     
                 24.04        51.79 (27.75)
        1:20.73 (28.94)     1:49.27 (28.54)
        2:20.57 (31.30)     2:52.65 (32.08)
        3:19.25 (26.60)     3:45.11 (25.86)
  8 Thomas, Michael  JR CAL-PC            3:42.71    3:45.46 qB     
                 23.52        50.23 (26.71)
        1:18.83 (28.60)     1:46.94 (28.11)
        2:19.51 (32.57)     2:52.10 (32.59)
        3:20.00 (27.90)     3:45.46 (25.46)

100 Fly

Cal’s Justin Lynch picked up right where he left off after winning the 50 free on Thursday. Lynch took the top seed in the 100 butterfly (42.25), leading a 1-2-2 finish as Matthew Josa and Zheng Quah tied for the second seed at 45.66.

Arizona’s Chatham Dobbs took the fourth seed (45.72), followed by Stanford’s Brad Zdroik (45.84) and Andrew Liang (46.07), Cal’s Pawel Sendyk (46.26) and Utah’s Ben Scott (46.28).

Event 11  Men 100 Yard Butterfly
==================================================================
         NCAA: N 43.58  3/24/2017 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
       Pac-12: M 44.18  2009      Austin  Staab, STAN
 Pac 12 Champ: P 44.66  2011      Austin Staab, STAN
                 45.49  A Standard
                 48.29  B Standard
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Lynch, Justin    SR CAL-PC              45.51      45.25 qA     
                  9.48        20.97 (11.49)
          32.97 (12.00)       45.25 (12.28)
  2 Josa, Matthew    SR CAL-PC              45.27      45.66 qB     
                  9.47        21.28 (11.81)
          33.55 (12.27)       45.66 (12.11)
  2 Quah, Zheng      SO CAL-PC              46.31      45.66 qB     
                  9.72        21.36 (11.64)
          33.46 (12.10)       45.66 (12.20)
  4 Dobbs, Chatham   JR U of A-AZ           46.84      45.72 qB     
                  9.38        20.88 (11.50)
          32.87 (11.99)       45.72 (12.85)
  5 Zdroik, Brad     JR STAN-PC             46.05      45.84 qB     
                  9.58        21.09 (11.51)
          33.24 (12.15)       45.84 (12.60)
  6 Liang, Andrew    SR STAN-PC             45.87      46.07 qB     
                  9.80        21.53 (11.73)
          33.64 (12.11)       46.07 (12.43)
  7 Sendyk, Pawel    SO CAL-PC              47.21      46.26 qB     
                  9.50        21.30 (11.80)
          33.61 (12.31)       46.26 (12.65)
  8 Scott, Ben       SR UTAH-UT             47.17      46.28 qB     
                  9.79        21.56 (11.77)
          33.84 (12.28)       46.28 (12.44)

200 Free

Arizona State’s Cameron Craig will look to earn a first-place finish that is not from Cal or Stanford. The sophomore took the top seed in the 200 free (1:33.97), ahead of teammate Grant House (1:34.14).

USC’s Dylan Carter was third (1:34.32), followed by Cal’s Bryce Mefford (1:34.57), Utah’s Liam O’Haimhirgin (1:34.72), Cal’s Trenton Julian (1:34.74), Arizona’s Jorge Iga Cesar (1:34.81) and Cal’s Kyle Coan (1:34.96).

Event 12  Men 200 Yard Freestyle
==================================================================
         NCAA: N 1:30.46  3/25/2016 Townley Haas, Texas
       Pac-12: M 1:31.20  2006      Simon Burnett, ARIZ
 Pac 12 Champ: P 1:31.71  2017      Cameron Craig, USC
                 1:32.54  A Standard
                 1:37.99  B Standard
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Craig, Cameron   SO ASU-AZ            1:33.29    1:33.97 qB     
                 22.09        45.73 (23.64)
        1:09.82 (24.09)     1:33.97 (24.15)
  2 House, Grant     FR ASU-AZ            1:33.69    1:34.14 qB     
                 22.10        46.10 (24.00)
        1:10.36 (24.26)     1:34.14 (23.78)
  3 Carter, Dylan    SR USC-CA            1:33.24    1:34.32 qB     
                 21.85        46.23 (24.38)
        1:10.73 (24.50)     1:34.32 (23.59)
  4 Mefford, Bryce   FR CAL-PC            1:35.41    1:34.57 qB     
                 22.26        46.20 (23.94)
        1:10.06 (23.86)     1:34.57 (24.51)
  5 O'Haimhirgin, L  SO UTAH-UT           1:35.47    1:34.72 qB     
                 22.25        46.36 (24.11)
        1:10.28 (23.92)     1:34.72 (24.44)
  6 Julian, Trenton  FR CAL-PC            1:37.27    1:34.74 qB     
                 22.38        46.84 (24.46)
        1:10.92 (24.08)     1:34.74 (23.82)
  7 Iga Cesar, Jorg  SO U of A-AZ         1:34.88    1:34.81 qB     
                 21.91        45.93 (24.02)
        1:10.23 (24.30)     1:34.81 (24.58)
  8 Coan, Kyle       SR CAL-PC            1:37.59    1:34.96 qB     
                 21.82        45.62 (23.80)
        1:09.99 (24.37)     1:34.96 (24.97)

100 Breast

USC’s Carsten Vissering took the top seed in the 100 breaststroke, finishing in 52.03.

Cal’s Connor Hoppe took the second seed (52.32), followed by Stanford’s Matt Anderson (52.73), Cal’s Matt Whittle (52.87), Stanford’s Brennan Pastorek (52.89), Stanford’s Hank Poppe (52.92), USC’s Mario Koenigsperger (52.95) and Arizona’s Matthew Salerno (53.09).

 Event 13  Men 100 Yard Breaststroke
==================================================================
         NCAA: N 50.04  3/28/2014 Kevin Cordes, ARIZ
       Pac-12: M 50.04  2014      Kevin Cordes, ARIZ
 Pac 12 Champ: P 51.23  2014      Kevin Cordes, ARIZ
                 51.74  A Standard
                 55.39  B Standard
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Vissering, Cars  JR USC-CA              52.66      52.03 qB     
                 11.06        24.21 (13.15)
          37.94 (13.73)       52.03 (14.09)
  2 Hoppe, Connor    SR CAL-PC              52.16      52.32 qB     
                 11.24        24.59 (13.35)
          38.41 (13.82)       52.32 (13.91)
  3 Anderson, Matt   JR STAN-PC             52.92      52.73 qB     
                 11.07        24.73 (13.66)
          38.64 (13.91)       52.73 (14.09)
  4 Whittle, Matt    SR CAL-PC              53.76      52.87 qB     
                 11.27        24.75 (13.48)
          38.71 (13.96)       52.87 (14.16)
  5 Pastorek, Brenn  FR STAN-PC             53.18      52.89 qB     
                 11.17        24.73 (13.56)
          38.67 (13.94)       52.89 (14.22)
  6 Poppe, Hank      SO STAN-PC             53.73      52.92 qB     
                 11.40        24.81 (13.41)
          38.48 (13.67)       52.92 (14.44)
  7 Koenigsperger,   SO USC-CA              52.97      52.95 qB     
                 11.29        24.80 (13.51)
          38.62 (13.82)       52.95 (14.33)
  8 Salerno, Matthe  JR U of A-AZ           53.35      53.09 qB     
                 11.33        24.81 (13.48)
          38.71 (13.90)       53.09 (14.38)

100 Back

Without Cal graduate Ryan Murphy, the 100 backstroke is wide open as the top eight finished within a second of each other and four tenths separated the first through fourth seeds.

USC’s Ralf Tribuntsov took the top seed at 45.47 and teammate Robert Glinta was third (45.77).

Dobbs swam his second of a Friday double and took the second seed (45.69).

Stanford’s Ryan Dudzinski took the fourth seed (45.84), followed by Arizona’s Thomas Anderson (46.16), Utah’s Paul Ungur (46.32), Cal’s Daniel Carr (46.35) and Arizona State’s Zach Poti (46.37).

Event 14  Men 100 Yard Backstroke
==================================================================
         NCAA: N 43.49  3/25/2016 Ryan Murphy, CAL
       Pac-12: M 44.17  2015      Ryan Murphy, CAL
 Pac 12 Champ: P 44.76  2017      Ryan Murphy, CAL
                 45.25  A Standard
                 48.49  B Standard
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Tribuntsov, Ral  SR USC-CA              46.01      45.47 qB     
                 10.72        21.96 (11.24)
          33.71 (11.75)       45.47 (11.76)
  2 Dobbs, Chatham   JR U of A-AZ           48.78      45.69 qB     
                 10.67        22.04 (11.37)
          33.83 (11.79)       45.69 (11.86)
  3 Glinta, Robert   FR USC-CA              45.97      45.77 qB     
                 10.66        21.85 (11.19)
          33.75 (11.90)       45.77 (12.02)
  4 Dudzinski, Ryan  JR STAN-PC             45.84      45.84 qB     
                 10.94        22.28 (11.34)
          34.00 (11.72)       45.84 (11.84)
  5 Anderson, Thoma  SO U of A-AZ           47.31      46.16 qB     
                 11.02        22.51 (11.49)
          34.27 (11.76)       46.16 (11.89)
  6 Ungur, Paul      SR UTAH-UT             46.04      46.32 qB     
                 10.60        22.25 (11.65)
          34.27 (12.02)       46.32 (12.05)
  7 Carr, Daniel     FR CAL-PC              45.96      46.35 qB     
                 10.76        22.26 (11.50)
          34.40 (12.14)       46.35 (11.95)
  8 Poti, Zachary    SO ASU-AZ              45.43      46.37 qB     
                 11.01        22.43 (11.42)
          34.40 (11.97)       46.37 (11.97)
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Dan D'Addona is the lead college swim writer for Swimming World. He has covered swimming at all levels since 2003, including the NCAA championships, USA nationals, Duel in the Pool and Olympic trials. He is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a graduate of Central Michigan University. He currently lives in Holland, Michigan, where he also is the Sports Editor at The Holland Sentinel.

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