2020 Pac-12 Men’s Championships: Cal Wins 800 Free Relay; DQs 400 Medley

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The 2020 Pac-12 Men’s Championships kicked off with a short session that involved just two relays.

The 800 free relay and 400 medley relay comprised the session. Cal is the defending champion and got off to a strong start with an win in the 800 free relay, but disqualified the 400 medley relay, as did Arizona State. With diving having happened last week,  that leaves USC in first place ahead of Stanford and Cal is stunningly in sixth heading into Day 2.

Not that it is any time to panic for Cal fans. Their depth can make up for the misstep.

Here is a look at what happened on the opening night:

Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 5                       
 
  1. University of Southern Calif      167   2. Stanford University               163
  3. University OF Arizona             159   4. Utah, University of               134
  5. Arizona State University           81   6. Univ of California, Berkeley       68

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Pac-12 Men’s Championships: 800 Free Relay

Cal started strong with a win in the 800 free relay. Zheng Quah, Bryce Mefford, Daniel Carr and Trenton Julian won the event in 6:11.47.

Julian anchored with a 1:32.24 split.

Arizona State’s Jack Dolan, Carter Swift, Liam Bresette and Cody Bybee finished second in 6:12.17.

Arizona’s Daniel Namir, Jorge Iga, Hunter Ingram and Brooks Fail finished third in 6:14.80.

Stanford’s Will Macmillan, Jack LeVant, James Murphy and Grant Shoults took fourth in 6:15.79.

Event 4  Men 800 Yard Freestyle Relay
==================================================================================
         NCAA: N 6:05.08  3/27/2019 Texas, Texas
                          D. Kibler, A. Katz, J. Newkiek, T. Haas
       Pac-12: M 6:07.31  2019      California, CAL
                          Seliskar, Mefford, Julian, Thomas
 Pac 12 Champ: P 6:10.94  2019      California, CAL
                          Quah,  Seliskar, Julian,  Thomas
    School                                 Seed     Finals Points 
==================================================================================
  1 CAL-PC  'A'                         6:18.51    6:11.47   40  
     1) Quah, Zheng SR                2) Mefford, Bryce JR            
     3) Carr, Daniel JR               4) Julian, Trenton JR           
                 21.20        44.78 (44.78)
      1:08.51 (1:08.51)   1:33.31 (1:33.31)
        1:55.17 (21.86)     2:18.65 (45.34)
      2:42.72 (1:09.41)   3:06.75 (1:33.44)
        3:27.41 (20.66)     3:50.52 (43.77)
      4:14.50 (1:07.75)   4:39.23 (1:32.48)
        5:00.67 (21.44)     5:24.16 (44.93)
      5:47.88 (1:08.65)   6:11.47 (1:32.24)
  2 ASU-AZ  'A'                         6:19.69    6:12.17   34  
     1) Dolan, Jack FR                2) Swift, Carter JR             
     3) Bresette, Liam SO             4) Bybee, Cody SO               
                 20.95        44.46 (44.46)
      1:08.59 (1:08.59)   1:33.33 (1:33.33)
        1:54.74 (21.41)     2:18.58 (45.25)
      2:42.63 (1:09.30)   3:05.98 (1:32.65)
        3:26.85 (20.87)     3:50.46 (44.48)
      4:14.79 (1:08.81)   4:39.38 (1:33.40)
        5:00.28 (20.90)     5:23.87 (44.49)
      5:47.58 (1:08.20)   6:12.17 (1:32.79)
  3 ARIZ-AZ  'A'                        6:19.70    6:14.80   32  
     1) Namir, Daniel SO              2) Iga, Jorge SR                
     3) Ingram, Hunter FR             4) Fail, Brooks JR              
                 21.78        45.50 (45.50)
      1:09.44 (1:09.44)   1:33.66 (1:33.66)
        1:55.20 (21.54)     2:18.78 (45.12)
      2:42.73 (1:09.07)   3:06.63 (1:32.97)
        3:28.31 (21.68)     3:52.18 (45.55)
      4:16.53 (1:09.90)   4:40.64 (1:34.01)
        5:02.55 (21.91)     5:26.70 (46.06)
      5:50.73 (1:10.09)   6:14.80 (1:34.16)
  4 STAN-PC  'A'                        6:25.05    6:15.79   30  
     1) Macmillan, Will SR            2) LeVant, Jack SO              
     3) Murphy, James SR              4) Shoults, Grant SR            
                 21.64        45.16 (45.16)
      1:09.19 (1:09.19)   1:34.53 (1:34.53)
        1:55.87 (21.34)     2:19.45 (44.92)
      2:43.66 (1:09.13)   3:08.10 (1:33.57)
        3:29.36 (21.26)     3:53.00 (44.90)
      4:17.74 (1:09.64)   4:43.31 (1:35.21)
        5:04.51 (21.20)     5:28.09 (44.78)
      5:51.76 (1:08.45)   6:15.79 (1:32.48)
  5 USC-CA  'A'                         6:26.71    6:21.40   28  
     1) Sancov, Alexei SO             2) Margarino, Dom FR            
     3) Saunders, Max FR              4) Wigdel, Truls FR             
                 22.05        45.89 (45.89)
      1:10.02 (1:10.02)   1:34.20 (1:34.20)
        1:55.73 (21.53)     2:19.86 (45.66)
      2:44.71 (1:10.51)   3:09.40 (1:35.20)
        3:31.14 (21.74)     3:55.19 (45.79)
      4:19.98 (1:10.58)   4:44.83 (1:35.43)
        5:06.57 (21.74)     5:31.08 (46.25)
      5:56.34 (1:11.51)   6:21.40 (1:36.57)
  6 UTAH-UT  'A'                        6:35.05    6:26.49   26  
     1) O'Haimhirgin, Finn FR         2) King, Robert SO              
     3) Giandinoto, Cole SO           4) De Vos, Rahiti SR            
                 21.98        46.11 (46.11)
      1:10.97 (1:10.97)   1:36.40 (1:36.40)
        1:58.02 (21.62)     2:22.39 (45.99)
      2:47.43 (1:11.03)   3:12.78 (1:36.38)
        3:34.86 (22.08)     3:59.54 (46.76)
      4:24.99 (1:12.21)   4:50.60 (1:37.82)
        5:12.42 (21.82)     5:36.70 (46.10)
      6:01.54 (1:10.94)   6:26.49 (1:35.89)

Pac-12 Men’s Championships: 400 Medley Relay

The 400 medley relay took a turn as Cal and Arizona State both disqualified with early take-offs from the third swimmer in both spots.

Cal finished the race three seconds ahead of the field and would have been the champion if not for the DQ. Arizona State’s time would have placed them third.

Instead, Stanford’s Benjamin Ho, Hanke Poppe, Alex Liang and Mason Gonzalez won in 3:06.81.

Utah’s David Fridlander, Andrew Britton and Liam O’Haimhirgin took second in 3:07.49.

Arizona’s Thomas Anderson, Ryan Foote, Noah Reid and Marin Ercegovic took third in 3:08.04.

 Event 5  Men 400 Yard Medley Relay
==================================================================================
         NCAA: N 2:59.22  3/23/2017 Texas, Texas
                          J. Shebat, W. Licon, J. Schooling, J. Conger
       Pac-12: M 3:01.28  2016      California, CAL
                          Murphy, Prenot, Lynch, Gutierrez
 Pac 12 Champ: P 3:03.30  2009      California, CAL
                          Russell, Dugonjic, Moore, Adrian
    School                                 Seed     Finals Points 
==================================================================================
  1 STAN-PC  'A'                        3:10.71    3:06.81   40  
     1) Ho, Benjamin SR               2) Poppe, Hank SR               
     3) Liang, Alex JR                4) Gonzalez, Mason SO           
                 22.27        46.61 (46.61)
        1:10.24 (23.63)     1:37.94 (51.33)
        1:58.91 (20.97)     2:23.92 (45.98)
        2:44.21 (20.29)     3:06.81 (42.89)
  2 UTAH-UT  'A'                        3:10.41    3:07.49   34  
     1) Fridlander, David SO          2) Britton, Andrew SO           
     3) Deryk, Cooper SO              4) O'Haimhirgin, Liam SR        
                 22.75        47.47 (47.47)
        1:10.96 (23.49)     1:39.51 (52.04)
        1:59.69 (20.18)     2:25.42 (45.91)
        2:45.19 (19.77)     3:07.49 (42.07)
  3 ARIZ-AZ  'A'                        3:07.21    3:08.04   32  
     1) Anderson, Thomas SR           2) Foote, Ryan FR               
     3) Reid, Noah JR                 4) Ercegovic, Marin SO          
                 22.28        46.37 (46.37)
        1:11.13 (24.76)     1:39.72 (53.35)
        2:00.57 (20.85)     2:25.03 (45.31)
        2:45.22 (20.19)     3:08.04 (43.01)
  4 USC-CA  'A'                         3:11.37    3:09.56   30  
     1) Kirby, Jack FR                2) Ward, Sean SO                
     3) Sancov, Alexei SO             4) Miljenic, Nikola JR          
                 22.47        46.38 (46.38)
        1:11.85 (25.47)     1:41.34 (54.96)
        2:02.62 (21.28)     2:27.67 (46.33)
        2:47.16 (19.49)     3:09.56 (41.89)
 -- UTAH-UT  'B'                        3:15.75   X3:11.25  
     1) Hynes, Jp FR                  2) Horner, Jaek FR              
     3) Waterman, Ben SO              4) Contreras, Santi JR          
                 23.18        49.15 (49.15)
        1:13.32 (24.17)     1:41.62 (52.47)
        2:03.01 (21.39)     2:27.68 (46.06)
        2:48.07 (20.39)     3:11.25 (43.57)
 -- ARIZ-AZ  'B'                        3:11.38   X3:11.60  
     1) Anderson, Jack JR             2) Wells, Ty SO                 
     3) Taner, Brooks FR              4) Combs, Tai SO                
                 22.81        48.18 (48.18)
        1:12.67 (24.49)     1:40.97 (52.79)
        2:02.31 (21.34)     2:27.61 (46.64)
        2:47.66 (20.05)     3:11.60 (43.99)
 -- ARIZ-AZ  'C'                        3:15.00   X3:14.14  
     1) Murphy, Jack JR               2) Iida, Sam JR                 
     3) Coen, Ty SO                   4) Matson, Wyatt FR             
                 23.37        48.71 (48.71)
        1:13.22 (24.51)     1:41.43 (52.72)
        2:02.99 (21.56)     2:28.83 (47.40)
        2:49.89 (21.06)     3:14.14 (45.31)
 -- UTAH-UT  'C'                        3:17.25   X3:15.73  
     1) Hernandez-Nietling, Max FR    2) Hernandez-Nietling, Lex FR   
     3) Montgomery, Colten SR         4) Carlson, Noah FR             
                 23.20        49.32 (49.32)
        1:14.55 (25.23)     1:44.04 (54.72)
        2:05.58 (21.54)     2:30.80 (46.76)
        2:51.93 (21.13)     3:15.73 (44.93)
 -- USC-CA  'B'                              NT   X3:16.67  
     1) Retterer, Paul FR             2) Odgers, Jackson SO           
     3) Spektor, Ariel SO             4) Ama, Joao JR                 
                 23.66        48.94 (48.94)
        1:15.06 (26.12)     1:45.28 (56.34)
        2:06.66 (21.38)     2:32.82 (47.54)
        2:53.35 (20.53)     3:16.67 (43.85)
 -- CAL-PC  'A'                         3:03.89         DQ  
      Early take-off swimmer #3
     1) Young, Ethan SR               2) Whitley, Reece SO            
     3) Hoffer, Ryan JR               4) Sendyk, Pawel SR             
                 22.09        46.05 (46.05)
        1:09.76 (23.71)     1:36.70 (50.65)
        1:56.91 (20.21)     2:21.29 (44.59)
        2:40.59 (19.30)          DQ (41.56)
 -- ASU-AZ  'A'                         3:07.62         DQ  
      Early take-off swimmer #3
     1) Poti, Zachary SR              2) Warren, Elijah SO            
     3) Carlson, Evan JR              4) Swift, Carter JR             
                 21.52        44.93 (44.93)
        1:08.77 (23.84)     1:37.77 (52.84)
        1:58.46 (20.69)     2:23.15 (45.38)
        2:43.12 (19.97)          DQ (41.39)

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