Pac-12 Men’s Championship Day 2: Lynch, Cal Sprint Ahead

Justin Lynch Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Cal used a strong finish and quick sprinting to take the lead after Day 2 of the Pac-12 Men’s Championships.

The Golden Bears placed four in the 50 freestyle final, including champion Justin Lynch. That quartet came right back after a short break and won the 200 freestyle relay to close the evening.

Cal leads with 379 points. Stanford is second at 361, followed by USC (245), Arizona State (185), Utah (139) and Arizona (127).

DAY 2 RESULTS

Order of events

500 Free

Stanford had five in the final for the 500 free and picked up some big points to start the second night of finals.

Grant Shoults won the 500 free in 4:13.70, holding off Cal’s Sean Grieshop by nearly a second (4:14.44).

Stanford’s Liam Egan, who had the top seed in prelims, finished third (4:16.36), while teammates Matthew Hirschberger (4:16.60), Johann Calloni (4:16.85) and James Murphy (4:17.46) went 5-6-7 for the Cardinal.

Cal’s Nick Norman took fourth (4:16.41). Arizona’s Brendan Meyer took eighth (4:18.70).

 

Event 6  Men 500 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 4:08.42  3/23/2017 Clark Smith, Texas
       Pac-12: M 4:08.92  2009      Jean Basson, ARIZ
 Pac 12 Champ: P 4:10.67  2017      Grant Shoults, STAN
                 4:12.49  A Standard
                 4:24.99  B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Shoults, Grant   SO STAN-PC           4:17.47    4:13.70 B       20  
                 23.27        48.88 (25.61)
        1:14.93 (26.05)     1:40.94 (26.01)
        2:06.92 (25.98)     2:32.82 (25.90)
        2:58.10 (25.28)     3:23.59 (25.49)
        3:48.78 (25.19)     4:13.70 (24.92)
  2 Grieshop, Sean   FR CAL-PC            4:17.87    4:14.44 B       17  
                 23.54        49.17 (25.63)
        1:15.03 (25.86)     1:41.10 (26.07)
        2:07.21 (26.11)     2:33.19 (25.98)
        2:58.96 (25.77)     3:24.52 (25.56)
        3:49.94 (25.42)     4:14.44 (24.50)
  3 Egan, Liam       SR STAN-PC           4:15.61    4:16.36 B       16  
                 23.61        49.08 (25.47)
        1:14.76 (25.68)     1:40.72 (25.96)
        2:06.82 (26.10)     2:32.92 (26.10)
        2:58.85 (25.93)     3:24.70 (25.85)
        3:50.81 (26.11)     4:16.36 (25.55)
  4 Norman, Nick     JR CAL-PC            4:18.16    4:16.41 B       15  
                 23.69        49.22 (25.53)
        1:14.89 (25.67)     1:40.78 (25.89)
        2:06.78 (26.00)     2:32.82 (26.04)
        2:58.94 (26.12)     3:25.03 (26.09)
        3:51.17 (26.14)     4:16.41 (25.24)
  5 Hirschberger, M  FR STAN-PC           4:17.50    4:16.60 B       14  
                 23.25        48.58 (25.33)
        1:14.47 (25.89)     1:40.51 (26.04)
        2:06.68 (26.17)     2:32.86 (26.18)
        2:58.94 (26.08)     3:25.15 (26.21)
        3:51.24 (26.09)     4:16.60 (25.36)
  6 Calloni, Johann  FR STAN-PC           4:17.22    4:16.85 B       13  
                 23.47        48.88 (25.41)
        1:14.73 (25.85)     1:40.95 (26.22)
        2:07.34 (26.39)     2:33.27 (25.93)
        2:59.21 (25.94)     3:25.49 (26.28)
        3:51.67 (26.18)     4:16.85 (25.18)
  7 Murphy, James    SO STAN-PC           4:18.53    4:17.46 B       12  
                 23.47        48.94 (25.47)
        1:14.76 (25.82)     1:41.08 (26.32)
        2:07.51 (26.43)     2:33.64 (26.13)
        2:59.74 (26.10)     3:25.96 (26.22)
        3:52.08 (26.12)     4:17.46 (25.38)
  8 Meyer, Brendan   SO U of A-AZ         4:19.05    4:18.70 B       11  
                 23.82        49.52 (25.70)
        1:15.59 (26.07)     1:41.95 (26.36)
        2:08.26 (26.31)     2:34.60 (26.34)
        3:01.17 (26.57)     3:27.51 (26.34)
        3:53.61 (26.10)     4:18.70 (25.09)

200 IM

Stanford made it two-for-two to start Thursday’s finals as Abrahm DeVine dropped nearly three seconds from his prelims time to win the 200 IM in 1:41.17.

It was a final that was all Stanford and Cal swimmers.

Cal’s Andrew Seliskar (1:41.85) and Matthew Josa (1:42.35) went 2-3 for the Golden Bears.

Stanford’s Curtis Ogren finished fourth (1:44.03), followed by Cal’s Trenton Julian (1:44.04) and Michael Thomas (1:44.62). Stanford’s Alex Liang (1:45.10) and Jack Walsh (1:45.55) finished 7-8.

 

Event 7  Men 200 Yard IM
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 1:39.38  3/26/2015 David Nolan, STAN
       Pac-12: M 1:39.38  2015      Dave Nolan, STAN
 Pac 12 Champ: P 1:40.07  2015      Dave Nolan, STAN
                 1:41.88  A Standard
                 1:49.09  B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 DeVine, Abrahm   JR STAN-PC           1:44.31    1:41.17 A       20  
                 22.06        46.69 (24.63)
        1:16.50 (29.81)     1:41.17 (24.67)
  2 Seliskar, Andre  JR CAL-PC            1:42.39    1:41.85 A       17  
                 22.06        47.83 (25.77)
        1:17.18 (29.35)     1:41.85 (24.67)
  3 Josa, Matthew    SR CAL-PC            1:42.08    1:42.35 B       16  
                 21.70        47.71 (26.01)
        1:17.39 (29.68)     1:42.35 (24.96)
  4 Ogren, Curtis    SR STAN-PC           1:44.25    1:44.03 B       15  
                 23.01        49.01 (26.00)
        1:18.52 (29.51)     1:44.03 (25.51)
  5 Julian, Trenton  FR CAL-PC            1:44.59    1:44.04 B       14  
                 22.64        49.15 (26.51)
        1:19.57 (30.42)     1:44.04 (24.47)
  6 Thomas, Michael  JR CAL-PC            1:44.60    1:44.62 B       13  
                 22.35        48.63 (26.28)
        1:19.89 (31.26)     1:44.62 (24.73)
  7 Liang, Alex      FR STAN-PC           1:44.81    1:45.10 B       12  
                 23.05        48.91 (25.86)
        1:19.73 (30.82)     1:45.10 (25.37)
  8 Walsh, Jack      JR STAN-PC           1:44.96    1:45.55 B       11  
                 22.99        49.03 (26.04)
        1:20.04 (31.01)     1:45.55 (25.51)

50 Free

Cal ended Stanford’s streak of victories to start the night in the 50 free as Justin Lynch surged to the title in 19.00 as Cal went 1-3-5-6.

He finished five hundredths ahead of USC’s Santo Condorelli (19.05) and nine hundredths ahead of teammate Pawel Sendyk (19:09).

Arizona’s Chatham Dobbs took fourth (19.12) ahead of Cal’s Michael Jensen (19.19) and Ryan Hoffer (19.25).

USC’s Dylan Carter was seventh (19.40) and Stanford’s Alberto Mestre was eighth (19.61).

 

 Event 8  Men 50 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 18.20  3/24/2016 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
       Pac-12: M 18.63  2013      Vladimir Morozov, USC
 Pac 12 Champ: P 18.80  2014      Brad Tandy, ARIZ
                 19.05  A Standard
                 20.19  B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Lynch, Justin    SR CAL-PC              19.10      19.00 A       20  
                  9.17         19.00 (9.83)
  2 Condorelli, San  SR USC-CA              19.22      19.05 A       17  
                  9.10         19.05 (9.95)
  3 Sendyk, Pawel    SO CAL-PC              19.33      19.09 B       16  
                  9.16         19.09 (9.93)
  4 Dobbs, Chatham   JR U of A-AZ           19.52      19.12 B       15  
                  9.07        19.12 (10.05)
  5 Jensen, Michael  SO CAL-PC              19.36      19.19 B       14  
                  9.34         19.19 (9.85)
  6 Hoffer, Ryan     FR CAL-PC              19.46      19.25 B       13  
                  9.27         19.25 (9.98)
  7 Carter, Dylan    SR USC-CA              19.56      19.40 B       12  
                  9.37        19.40 (10.03)
  8 Mestre, Alberto  FR STAN-PC             19.51      19.61 B       11  
                  9.46        19.61 (10.15)

200 Free Relay

The Cal sprinters continued their roll, winning the 200 free relay to close Day 2.

Lynch, Sendyk, Hoffer and Jensen were all in the final of the 50 free and came back to win the event in 1:15.78.

USC was second (1:15.78), followed by Stanford (1:16.69).

 

Event 9  Men 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
==================================================================================
         NCAA: N 1:14.08  3/26/2009 Auburn, Auburn
                          J. Andkjaer, G. Louw, K. Norys, M. Targett
       Pac-12: M 1:15.13  2009      California, CAL
                          Adrian, Moore, Daniels, Clark
 Pac 12 Champ: P 1:15.54  2009      Stanford, STAN
                          Coville, Staab, Dundord J, Dunford D
                 1:17.62  A Standard
                 1:18.35  B Standard
    School                           Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 CAL-PC  'A'                   1:15.73    1:15.78 A       40  
     1) Lynch, Justin SR              2) Sendyk, Pawel SO             
     3) Hoffer, Ryan FR               4) Jensen, Michael SO           
                 19.06        37.86 (18.80)
          56.99 (19.13)     1:15.78 (18.79)
  2 USC-CA  'A'                   1:17.66    1:16.55 A       34  
     1) Condorelli, Santo SR          2) Carter, Dylan SR             
     3) Tribuntsov, Ralf SR           4) Grissom, Kyle JR             
                 19.34        38.16 (18.82)
          57.44 (19.28)     1:16.55 (19.11)
  3 STAN-PC  'A'                  1:18.07    1:16.69 A       32  
     1) Mestre, Alberto FR            2) Zdroik, Brad JR              
     3) Perry, Sam SR                 4) Liang, Andrew SR             
                 19.58        38.75 (19.17)
          57.66 (18.91)     1:16.69 (19.03)
  4 U of A-AZ  'A'                1:18.22    1:17.42 A       30  
     1) Dobbs, Chatham JR             2) Jones, Parks JR              
     3) Anderson, Thomas SO           4) Iga Cesar, Jorge SO          
                 19.24        38.71 (19.47)
          58.06 (19.35)     1:17.42 (19.36)
  5 ASU-AZ  'A'                   1:18.08    1:17.72 B       28  
     1) Craig, Cameron SO             2) Porter, Andrew SR            
     3) Carlson, Evan FR              4) Park, Patrick SR             
                 19.66        38.87 (19.21)
          58.25 (19.38)     1:17.72 (19.47)
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    flutterby

    Go Bears!

Author: Daniel D'Addona

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