Cal Men Use Depth to Beat USC

Matthew Josa. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The Cal men defeated rival USC 168-123 at USC on Friday.

Daniel Carr, Connor Hoppe, Matthew Josa and Ryan Hoffer got the Bears on the board right away as their 200-yard medley relay time of 1:26.07 provided a win in the opening event.

Nick Norman touched the wall first with a time of 9:04.39 in the 1000 free.

Mike Thomas led a 1-2-3 Cal finish in the 200 fly, finishing in a time of 1:44.96 to edge teammates Josa and Jack Xie. The Bears followed by taking the top four spots in the 50 free as Hoffer (19.79), Pawel Sendyk, Justin Lynch and Michael Jensen scored maximum points in the event.

Hoffer swam a 44.20 in the 100 free to earn his second win and Lynch and Jensen rounding out the top three. Freshman Bryce Mefford picked up a win in the 200 back with a time of 1:42.96, Norman secured his own double with a winning time of 4:26.28 in the 500 free, Josa won the 100 fly in 46.64 and Seliskar found the winner’s circle with a time of 1:45.09 in the 200 IM.

USC’s Dylan Carter held off Seliskar to win the 200 free in 1:33.24 in a pool record, breaking former Bear Tom Shields‘ mark of 1:33.70.

Robert Glinta followed with a win in the 100y back in 47.28 while Carsten Vissering, rounding into form in his second meet of the season, won the 100 breast in USC season-best 52.66.

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Author: Daniel D'Addona

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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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