2016 Pac 12 Men’s Championships: Day 1 Live Recap

Photo Courtesy: Andy Ringgold

The first evening of the 2016 Pac 12 Men’s Championships featured a pair of exciting relays with Arizona and California each picking up a win.

California ended day 1 in the lead with 72 points, while Arizona (70), USC (68), Stanford (62) were all in the mix in the top four.  Arizona State (56) and Utah (52) closed out the rest of the scoring.

200 medley relay

Arizona jumped out of the gates with a victory in the sprint medley relay.  Chatham Dobbs (21.02), Andrew Sovero (23.58), Chad Idensohn (19.95) and Renny Richmond (19.19) claimed the title in 1:23.74.

USC’s Ralf Tribuntsov (21.11), Carsten Vissering (23.69), Alex Valente (20.39) and Kyle Grissom (19.31) raced to second in 1:24.50 with California’s Andrew Seliskar (21.97), Connor Hoppe (23.36), Justin Lynch (20.16) and Tyler Messerschmidt (19.13) putting up a third-place 1:24.61.

Stanford (1:25.10), Arizona State (1:25.35) and Utah (1:27.92) rounded out the six scoring relays with both the Arizona B (1:26.28) and USC B (1:27.24) relays also among the top eight.

Time Trials

During time trials, Arizona’s Justin Wright clocked an NCAA A cut time of 1:41.77 in the 200-yard fly.

800 free relay

California’s Trent Williams (1:34.63), Andrew Seliskar (1:35.01), Kyle Coan (1:33.75) and Long Gutierrez (1:33.24) turned in a 6:16.63 to win the Pac 12 title.

USC’s Patrick Mulcare (1:34.49), Michael Domagala (1:33.91), Morten Klarskov (1:36.43) and Reed Malone (1:31.94) finished just behind with a second-place effort of 6:16.77.

Stanford’s Gray Umbach (1:33.94), Max Williamson (1:35.66), Sean Duggan (1:35.02) and Liam Egan (1:33.54) clocked a third-place time of 6:18.16.

Arizona (6:19.31), Arizona State (6:24.26), and Utah (6:26.15) rounded out the six scoring teams.

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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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