Three-way Tie Stuns Day 3 of Pac-12 Men’s Championships

Andrew Seliskar. Photo Courtesy: Andy Ringgold / Aringo Photos

Night three of the Pac-12 Men’s Championships had some fireworks.

As Cal and Stanford battled with top-end speed and depth, a three-way tie to win the 100 backstroke stunned the entire conference.

USC’s Ralf Tribuntsov, Robert Glinta and Utah’s Paul Ungur touched the wall together at 45.52 to split the points three ways.

Meanwhile in the team scoring, Cal leads with 677 points, followed by Stanford (544), USC (411.33), Arizona State (285), Arizona (259) and Utah (221.66).

DAY 3 FULL RESULTS

400 IM

Cal’s Andrew Seliskar opened the night with a victory in the 400 IM. He broke the Pac-12 Championship meet record with a time of 3:38.65.

Meanwhile, Stanford’s Abrahm DeVine was disqualified, which will cost the Cardinal some points.

Stanford still got some points in the event as Curtis Ogren (3:40.25) finished second.

Cal’s Sean Grieshop was third (2:42.06), followed by Stanford’s Alex Liang (3:43.89), Cal’s Michael Thomas (3:44.25), Arizona’s Nick Thorne (3:44.53) and Cal’s Ken Takahashi (3:46.55).

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            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Seliskar, Andre  JR CAL-PC            3:44.03    3:38.65PA       20  
                 23.02        49.69 (26.67)
        1:17.98 (28.29)     1:45.85 (27.87)
        2:16.45 (30.60)     2:47.29 (30.84)
        3:13.68 (26.39)     3:38.65 (24.97)
  2 Ogren, Curtis    SR STAN-PC           3:41.63    3:40.25 B       17  
                 23.25        50.34 (27.09)
        1:18.35 (28.01)     1:45.61 (27.26)
        2:16.94 (31.33)     2:48.26 (31.32)
        3:14.88 (26.62)     3:40.25 (25.37)
  3 Grieshop, Sean   FR CAL-PC            3:44.07    3:42.06 B       16  
                 24.30        51.91 (27.61)
        1:20.45 (28.54)     1:48.30 (27.85)
        2:19.75 (31.45)     2:51.40 (31.65)
        3:17.27 (25.87)     3:42.06 (24.79)
  4 Liang, Alex      FR STAN-PC           3:44.25    3:43.89 B       15  
                 23.80        51.29 (27.49)
        1:19.67 (28.38)     1:47.78 (28.11)
        2:19.81 (32.03)     2:52.55 (32.74)
        3:18.55 (26.00)     3:43.89 (25.34)
  5 Thomas, Michael  JR CAL-PC            3:45.46    3:44.25 B       14  
                 23.46        50.58 (27.12)
        1:19.29 (28.71)     1:47.24 (27.95)
        2:19.65 (32.41)     2:52.56 (32.91)
        3:19.15 (26.59)     3:44.25 (25.10)
  6 Thorne, Nick     SR U of A-AZ         3:44.26    3:44.53 B       13  
                 23.48        50.68 (27.20)
        1:19.37 (28.69)     1:47.46 (28.09)
        2:19.84 (32.38)     2:52.60 (32.76)
        3:19.00 (26.40)     3:44.53 (25.53)
  7 Takahashi, Ken   JR CAL-PC            3:45.11    3:46.55 B       12  
                 23.97        51.20 (27.23)
        1:19.64 (28.44)     1:47.94 (28.30)
        2:20.03 (32.09)     2:52.70 (32.67)
        3:19.75 (27.05)     3:46.55 (26.80)
 -- DeVine, Abrahm   JR STAN-PC           3:44.41         DQ        
                 23.15        50.45 (27.30)
        1:17.85 (27.40)     1:44.59 (26.74)
        2:15.56 (30.97)     2:47.74 (32.18)
        3:14.70 (26.96)          DQ (24.80)

100 Fly

Cal kept the winning going, going 1-2 in the 100 butterfly. Justin Lynch kept his first seed in tact by cruising to a win in 45.14.

Teammate Matthew Josa was tied with another teammate Zheng Quah in prelims for the second seed. Josa ended up second (45.37) and Quah was fifth (45.60).

Arizona’s Chatham Dobbs took third (45.40) and Stanford’s Andrew Liang was fourth (45.48).

Stanford’s Brad Zdroik was sixth (45.79), followed by Cal’s Pawel Sendyk (46.35) and Utah’s Ben Scott (46.53).

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            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Lynch, Justin    SR CAL-PC              45.25      45.14 A       20  
                  9.48        20.96 (11.48)
          32.93 (11.97)       45.14 (12.21)
  2 Josa, Matthew    SR CAL-PC              45.66      45.37 A       17  
                  9.38        21.07 (11.69)
          32.80 (11.73)       45.37 (12.57)
  3 Dobbs, Chatham   JR U of A-AZ           45.72      45.40 A       16  
                  9.34        20.84 (11.50)
          32.87 (12.03)       45.40 (12.53)
  4 Liang, Andrew    SR STAN-PC             46.07      45.48 A       15  
                  9.61        21.09 (11.48)
          33.23 (12.14)       45.48 (12.25)
  5 Quah, Zheng      SO CAL-PC              45.66      45.60 B       14  
                  9.69        21.33 (11.64)
          33.29 (11.96)       45.60 (12.31)
  6 Zdroik, Brad     JR STAN-PC             45.84      45.79 B       13  
                  9.78        21.30 (11.52)
          33.29 (11.99)       45.79 (12.50)
  7 Sendyk, Pawel    SO CAL-PC              46.26      46.35 B       12  
                  9.50        21.22 (11.72)
          33.58 (12.36)       46.35 (12.77)
  8 Scott, Ben       SR UTAH-UT             46.28      46.53 B       11  
                  9.79        21.58 (11.79)
          34.06 (12.48)       46.53 (12.47)

200 Free

Arizona State’s Cameron Craig broke the Cal and Stanford win streaks, holding his top seed in the 200 free and winning in 1:33.09.

USC’s Dylan Carter was second (1:33.15), followed by Arizona State’s Grant House (1:33.58).

Cal’s Kyle Coan was fourth (1:34.97), followed by teammates Trenton Julian (1:34.62) and Bryce Mefford (1:34.67). Arizona’s Jorge Iga Cesar was seventh (1:34.86) and Utah’s Liam O’Haimhirgin was eighth (1:36.60).

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            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Craig, Cameron   SO ASU-AZ            1:33.97    1:33.09 B       20  
                 21.80        45.34 (23.54)
        1:09.25 (23.91)     1:33.09 (23.84)
  2 Carter, Dylan    SR USC-CA            1:34.32    1:33.15 B       17  
                 21.67        45.35 (23.68)
        1:09.56 (24.21)     1:33.15 (23.59)
  3 House, Grant     FR ASU-AZ            1:34.14    1:33.58 B       16  
                 21.92        45.84 (23.92)
        1:09.95 (24.11)     1:33.58 (23.63)
  4 Coan, Kyle       SR CAL-PC            1:34.96    1:34.07 B       15  
                 21.71        45.21 (23.50)
        1:09.36 (24.15)     1:34.07 (24.71)
  5 Julian, Trenton  FR CAL-PC            1:34.74    1:34.62 B       14  
                 21.97        45.69 (23.72)
        1:10.28 (24.59)     1:34.62 (24.34)
  6 Mefford, Bryce   FR CAL-PC            1:34.57    1:34.67 B       13  
                 22.34        46.26 (23.92)
        1:10.39 (24.13)     1:34.67 (24.28)
  7 Iga Cesar, Jorg  SO U of A-AZ         1:34.81    1:34.86 B       12  
                 22.06        46.16 (24.10)
        1:10.45 (24.29)     1:34.86 (24.41)
  8 O'Haimhirgin, L  SO UTAH-UT           1:34.72    1:36.60 B       11  
                 22.17        46.56 (24.39)
        1:11.50 (24.94)     1:36.60 (25.10)

100 Breast

Cal’s Connor Hoppe won the 100 breaststroke in 51.91, overtaking first seed Carsten Vissering (52.00) from USC.

Stanford’s Matt Anderson finished third (52.37), followed by teammate Hank Poppe (52.66), Arizona’s Matthew Salerno (52.84), Cal’s Matt Whittle (53.06), Stanford’s Brennan Pastorek (53.14) and USC’s Mario Koenigsperger (53.21).

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            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Hoppe, Connor    SR CAL-PC              52.32      51.91 B      
    r:+0.69  11.17        24.51 (13.34)
          37.97 (13.46)       51.91 (13.94)
  2 Vissering, Cars  JR USC-CA              52.03      52.00 B      
    r:+0.66  10.83        23.98 (13.15)
          37.61 (13.63)       52.00 (14.39)
  3 Anderson, Matt   JR STAN-PC             52.73      52.37 B      
    r:+0.63  11.01        24.58 (13.57)
          38.23 (13.65)       52.37 (14.14)
  4 Poppe, Hank      SO STAN-PC             52.92      52.66 B      
    r:+0.71  11.33        24.70 (13.37)
          38.35 (13.65)       52.66 (14.31)
  5 Salerno, Matthe  JR U of A-AZ           53.09      52.84 B      
    r:+0.75  11.27        24.73 (13.46)
          38.48 (13.75)       52.84 (14.36)
  6 Whittle, Matt    SR CAL-PC              52.87      53.06 B      
    r:+0.61  11.27        24.90 (13.63)
          38.90 (14.00)       53.06 (14.16)
  7 Pastorek, Brenn  FR STAN-PC             52.89      53.14 B      
    r:+0.66  11.20        24.81 (13.61)
          38.77 (13.96)       53.14 (14.37)
  8 Koenigsperger,   SO USC-CA              52.95      53.21 B      
    r:+0.66  11.26        24.79 (13.53)
          38.68 (13.89)       53.21 (14.53)

100 Back

With Ryan Murphy graduated from Cal, the backstroke was wide open. It still is as an incredible three-way tie stunned the Pac-12.

USC’s Ralf Tribuntsov, Robert Glinta and Utah’s Paul Ungur touched the wall together at 45.52 to split the points three ways.

Arizona’s Chatham Dobbs was fourth (45.98), followed by Stanford’s Ryan Dudzinski (46.02), Arizona’s Thomas Anderson (46.18), Cal’s Daniel Carr (46.26) and Arizona State’s Zach Poti (46.99).

 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            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Tribuntsov, Ral  SR USC-CA              45.47      45.52 B     7.6666
                 10.88        22.21 (11.33)
          33.91 (11.70)       45.52 (11.61)
  1 Ungur, Paul      SR UTAH-UT             46.32      45.52 B     7.6666
                 10.32        21.33 (11.01)
          33.33 (12.00)       45.52 (12.19)
  1 Glinta, Robert   FR USC-CA              45.77      45.52 B     7.6666
                 10.75        22.04 (11.29)
          33.88 (11.84)       45.52 (11.64)
  4 Dobbs, Chatham   JR U of A-AZ           45.69      45.98 B       15  
                 10.62        22.23 (11.61)
          34.26 (12.03)       45.98 (11.72)
  5 Dudzinski, Ryan  JR STAN-PC             45.84      46.02 B       14  
                 10.98        22.32 (11.34)
          34.17 (11.85)       46.02 (11.85)
  6 Anderson, Thoma  SO U of A-AZ           46.16      46.18 B       13  
                 10.96        22.56 (11.60)
          34.35 (11.79)       46.18 (11.83)
  7 Carr, Daniel     FR CAL-PC              46.35      46.26 B       12  
                 10.83        22.50 (11.67)
          34.49 (11.99)       46.26 (11.77)
  8 Poti, Zachary    SO ASU-AZ              46.37      46.99 B       11  
                 10.97        22.32 (11.35)
          34.58 (12.26)       46.99 (12.41)

400 Medley Relay

Cal’s Daniel Carr, Andrew Seliskar, Matthew Josa and Justin Lynch won the 400 medley relay  to close the evening session, finishing in 3:03.91.

USC was second (3:04.95), followed by Stanford (3:04.95).

Results had a technical glitch and will be updates as soon as available.

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