Southern California Dominates 800 Free Relay To Close Night Two

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AUSTIN, Texas, March 28. USC put together a strong swim in the final heat of the men’s 800-yard free relay timed final event en route to the NCAA title at the NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.

USC’s Cristian Quintero (1:32.84), Reed Malone (1:34.32), Dylan Carter (1:33.25) and Dimitri Colupaev (1:32.68) pulled off a 6:13.09 for the win, better than the 6:13.27 Florida use to win a year ago. That’s USC’s eighth win in the history of the event, joining Florida for second all time behind Texas’ 12 wins.

“It’s my last NCAA (Championships) so it’s a big deal for me how well I’ve done these two days. I’m really proud of what I’ve accomplished,” Quintero said. “We still have one more day and I wanted to step up and go fast. It’s really been good. It’s really exciting. Swimming relays is always really exciting. I love swimming relays. It’s a risk with the exchanges and all of that. But it’s a fun race, especially with the 800 free relay when you win like that.”

Florida’s Mitch D’Arrigo (1:34.05), Sebastien Rousseau (1:33.90), Marcin Cieslak (1:33.66) and Dan Wallace (1:33.13) tracked down second overall with a time of 6:14.74, while Stanford’s Drew Cosgarea (1:34.22), Thomas Stephens (1:34.76), David Nolan (1:32.89) and Tom Kremer (1:33.80) finished third in 6:15.67 out of the third heat of the timed final event.

Michigan (6:16.37), Texas (6:16.72), California (6:17.26), Auburn (6:17.29) and NC State (6:18.40) comprised the rest of the top eight.

Georgia (6:18.53), Louisville (6:18.58), Indiana (6:21.88), South Carolina (6:21.98), Wisconsin (6:22.00), Arizona (6:22.14), Tennessee (6:23.31) and Ohio State (6:23.42) also scored team points by finishing ninth through 16th.

Splits
1 Southern Cal. 6:12.54 6:13.09 40
1) Quintero, Cristian JR 2) r:+0.27 Malone, Reed FR
3) r:+0.01 Carter, Dylan FR 4) r:+0.36 Colupaev, Dimitri SR
r:+0.71 21.54 44.83 (44.83)
1:09.02 (1:09.02) 1:32.84 (1:32.84)
1:54.64 (21.80) 2:18.70 (45.86)
2:42.94 (1:10.10) 3:07.16 (1:34.32)
3:28.14 (20.98) 3:51.55 (44.39)
4:15.66 (1:08.50) 4:40.41 (1:33.25)
5:01.35 (20.94) 5:24.68 (44.27)
5:48.53 (1:08.12) 6:13.09 (1:32.68)
2 Florida 6:13.03 6:14.74 34
1) D’Arrigo, Mitch FR 2) r:+0.30 Rousseau, Sebatien SR
3) r:+0.36 Cieslak, Marcin SR 4) r:+0.24 Wallace, Dan JR
r:+0.74 22.58 46.21 (46.21)
1:10.05 (1:10.05) 1:34.05 (1:34.05)
1:55.47 (21.42) 2:19.26 (45.21)
2:43.72 (1:09.67) 3:07.95 (1:33.90)
3:29.65 (21.70) 3:53.59 (45.64)
4:17.74 (1:09.79) 4:41.61 (1:33.66)
5:03.11 (21.50) 5:26.70 (45.09)
5:50.68 (1:09.07) 6:14.74 (1:33.13)
3 Stanford 6:20.58 6:15.67 32
1) Cosgarea, Drew JR 2) r:+0.46 Stephens, Thomas JR
3) r:+0.23 Nolan, David JR 4) r:+0.36 Kremer, Tom SO
r:+0.69 22.39 46.27 (46.27)
1:10.05 (1:10.05) 1:34.22 (1:34.22)
1:55.96 (21.74) 2:19.90 (45.68)
2:44.13 (1:09.91) 3:08.98 (1:34.76)
3:30.54 (21.56) 3:54.68 (45.70)
4:18.68 (1:09.70) 4:41.87 (1:32.89)
5:03.20 (21.33) 5:26.94 (45.07)
5:51.28 (1:09.41) 6:15.67 (1:33.80)

Team Standings
1. Texas 318.5
2. California 312.5
3. Florida 279
4. Michigan 225
5. Georgia 200
6. USC 140
7. Arizona 135.5
8. Auburn 121
9. Stanford 117
10. Florida State 96

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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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