2020 Pac-12 Men’s Championships Day 2 Finals: Cal Earns 1-2-3 Sweep in 200 IM and 50 Free

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The 2020 Pac-12 Men’s Championships continued with the finals session on Thursday.

After the relay disqualification on the first night, defending NCAA champion Cal had its work cut out.

But the Golden Bears earned two 1-2-3 sweeps on Thursday to bounce back. They still aren’t winning the meet, but are right on Stanford’s heels.

         Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 9                       
 
  1. Stanford University             283.5   2. Univ of California, Berkeley      278
  3. University OF Arizona             257   4. Arizona State University          211
  5. University of Southern Calif      210   6. Utah, University of             187.5

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Pac-12 Men’s Championships: 500 Free

After a smooth prelims swim to earn the top seed, Stanford’s Grant Shoults picked up the pace in the finals of the 500 freestyle, earning the Pac-12 title in the event in 4:12.15.

He dropped three seconds from his prelims time and was able to hold off a late-charging Trenton Julian of Cal, who took second in 4:12.77.

Arizona’s Brooks Fail finished third in 4:13.08, ahead of Arizona State’s Benjamin Olszewski (4:14.38).

Cal’s Sean Grieshop also moved up from the morning and finished fifth in 4:14.57, followed by Arizona State’s Liam Bresette (4:15.21), Julian Hill (4:16.95) and Cal’s Calvin David (4:22.05).

Event 6  Men 500 Yard Freestyle
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    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals        
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Shoults, Grant         SR STAN-PC           4:15.32    4:12.45  
                 22.95        48.04 (25.09)
        1:13.50 (25.46)     1:39.13 (25.63)
        2:04.99 (25.86)     2:30.58 (25.59)
        2:56.17 (25.59)     3:21.62 (25.45)
        3:47.10 (25.48)     4:12.45 (25.35)
  2 Julian, Trenton        JR CAL-PC            4:16.44    4:12.77  
                 22.67        47.53 (24.86)
        1:12.74 (25.21)     1:38.34 (25.60)
        2:04.04 (25.70)     2:30.02 (25.98)
        2:56.04 (26.02)     3:21.76 (25.72)
        3:47.53 (25.77)     4:12.77 (25.24)
  3 Fail, Brooks           JR ARIZ-AZ           4:15.80    4:13.08  
                 23.04        48.31 (25.27)
        1:14.10 (25.79)     1:39.92 (25.82)
        2:05.85 (25.93)     2:31.81 (25.96)
        2:57.83 (26.02)     3:23.63 (25.80)
        3:48.60 (24.97)     4:13.08 (24.48)
  4 Olszewski, Benjamin    SR ASU-AZ            4:17.30    4:14.38  
                 23.68        49.69 (26.01)
        1:15.79 (26.10)     1:41.94 (26.15)
        2:07.87 (25.93)     2:33.12 (25.25)
        2:58.30 (25.18)     3:23.73 (25.43)
        3:49.28 (25.55)     4:14.38 (25.10)
  5 Grieshop, Sean         JR CAL-PC            4:17.99    4:14.57  
                 23.50        48.84 (25.34)
        1:14.52 (25.68)     1:40.35 (25.83)
        2:06.21 (25.86)     2:31.96 (25.75)
        2:57.84 (25.88)     3:23.54 (25.70)
        3:49.18 (25.64)     4:14.57 (25.39)
  6 Bresette, Liam         SO ASU-AZ            4:18.04    4:15.21  
                 23.63        49.17 (25.54)
        1:14.93 (25.76)     1:40.73 (25.80)
        2:06.49 (25.76)     2:32.41 (25.92)
        2:58.09 (25.68)     3:23.97 (25.88)
        3:49.68 (25.71)     4:15.21 (25.53)
  7 Hill, Julian           FR ASU-AZ            4:15.62    4:16.95  
                 23.31        48.77 (25.46)
        1:14.64 (25.87)     1:40.47 (25.83)
        2:06.34 (25.87)     2:32.35 (26.01)
        2:58.14 (25.79)     3:23.96 (25.82)
        3:50.43 (26.47)     4:16.95 (26.52)
  8 David, Calvin          FR CAL-PC            4:17.98    4:22.05  
                 24.06        50.08 (26.02)
        1:16.26 (26.18)     1:42.36 (26.10)
        2:08.52 (26.16)     2:34.92 (26.40)
        3:01.41 (26.49)     3:28.48 (27.07)
        3:55.78 (27.30)     4:22.05 (26.27)

Pac-12 Men’s Championships: 200 IM

Cal’s Daniel Carr went a sub-1:42 to win the 200 IM and lead a 1-2-3 finish for the Golden Bears.

Car won the event in 1:41.79, followed by teammates Zheng Quah (1:42.93) and Bryce Mefford (1:43.57).

Arizona’s Etay Gurevich took fourth in 1:43.79, followed by Stanford’s Brennan Pastorek (1:44.02) and Alex Liang (1:44.14).

A fourth Cal swimmer finaled as Reece Whitley finished seventh in 1:44.23, holding off Arizona’s Sam Iida (1:45.69).

Event 7  Men 200 Yard IM
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    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals        
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Carr, Daniel           JR CAL-PC            1:42.15    1:41.79  
                 21.99        46.93 (24.94)
        1:17.11 (30.18)     1:41.79 (24.68)
  2 Quah, Zheng            SR CAL-PC            1:43.78    1:42.93  
                 21.50        46.53 (25.03)
        1:17.76 (31.23)     1:42.93 (25.17)
  3 Mefford, Bryce         JR CAL-PC            1:44.47    1:43.57  
                 22.23        48.05 (25.82)
        1:18.54 (30.49)     1:43.57 (25.03)
  4 Gurevich, Etay         SR ARIZ-AZ           1:44.57    1:43.79  
                 22.21        48.97 (26.76)
        1:18.39 (29.42)     1:43.79 (25.40)
  5 Pastorek, Brennan      JR STAN-PC           1:44.41    1:44.02  
                 22.80        49.39 (26.59)
        1:18.66 (29.27)     1:44.02 (25.36)
  6 Liang, Alex            JR STAN-PC           1:44.49    1:44.14  
                 22.55        48.86 (26.31)
        1:19.35 (30.49)     1:44.14 (24.79)
  7 Whitley, Reece         SO CAL-PC            1:44.53    1:44.23  
                 22.63        48.90 (26.27)
        1:18.45 (29.55)     1:44.23 (25.78)
  8 Iida, Sam              JR ARIZ-AZ           1:44.68    1:45.69  
                 22.78        49.05 (26.27)
        1:19.52 (30.47)     1:45.69 (26.17)

Pac-12 Men’s Championships: 50 Free

Cal went 1-2-3 for a second straight event as the sprinters dominated the 50 free.

Defending NCAA champion Ryan Hoffer won the race in 18.87 as Pawel Sendyk was also under 19 seconds, finishing second in 18.91.

Michael Jensen went a 19.38 to finish third and cap the 1-2-3 sweep for the Golden Bears.

Arizona’s Marin Ercegovic finished fourth in 19.41, followed by USC’s Nikolas Miljenic (19.48) and Arizona State’s Evan Carlson (19.50), Cody Bybee (19.52) and Jack Dolan (19.52), the latter duo tying for seventh.

Event 8  Men 50 Yard Freestyle
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    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals        
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Hoffer, Ryan           JR CAL-PC              19.10      18.87  
                  9.14         18.87 (9.73)
  2 Sendyk, Pawel          SR CAL-PC              19.15      18.91  
                  9.14         18.91 (9.77)
  3 Jensen, Michael        SR CAL-PC              19.41      19.38  
                  9.40         19.38 (9.98)
  4 Ercegovic, Marin       SO ARIZ-AZ             19.56      19.41  
                  9.42         19.41 (9.99)
  5 Miljenic, Nikola       JR USC-CA              19.53      19.48  
                  9.44        19.48 (10.04)
  6 Carlson, Evan          JR ASU-AZ              19.48      19.50  
                  9.50        19.50 (10.00)
  7 Bybee, Cody            SO ASU-AZ              19.64      19.52  
                  9.35        19.52 (10.17)
  7 Dolan, Jack            FR ASU-AZ              19.40      19.52  
                  9.36        19.52 (10.16)

Pac-12 Men’s Championships: 200 Free Relay

After going 1-2-3 in the 50 freestyle, it was no surprise that Cal won the 200 free relay.

But the Bears did so in record fashion as Pawel Sendyk, Ryan Hoffer, Michael Jensen and Zheng Quah won the race in 1:15.54 to break the Pac-12 meet record, which was previously held by Stanford in 2009.

Arizona finished second (1:16.33) behind Marin Ercegovic, Thomas Anderson, Jorge Iga and Noah Reid.

Arizona State’s Carter Swift, Evan Carlson, Cody Bybee and Jack Dolan took third in 1:16.79.

 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 1:14.46  2019      California, CAL
                          Sendyk, Hoffer, Jensen, Seliskar
 Pac 12 Champ: P 1:15.54  2009      Stanford, STAN
                          Coville, Staab, Dundord J, Dunford D
    School                                 Seed     Finals Points 
==================================================================================
  1 CAL-PC  'A'                         1:16.01    1:15.54P  40  
     1) Sendyk, Pawel SR              2) Hoffer, Ryan JR              
     3) Jensen, Michael SR            4) Quah, Zheng SR               
                 19.00        37.43 (18.43)
          56.30 (18.87)     1:15.54 (19.24)
  2 ARIZ-AZ  'A'                        1:16.66    1:16.33   34  
     1) Ercegovic, Marin SO           2) Anderson, Thomas SR          
     3) Iga, Jorge SR                 4) Reid, Noah JR                
                 19.36        38.21 (18.85)
          57.07 (18.86)     1:16.33 (19.26)
  3 ASU-AZ  'A'                         1:17.67    1:16.79   32  
     1) Swift, Carter JR              2) Carlson, Evan JR             
     3) Bybee, Cody SO                4) Dolan, Jack FR               
                 19.66        38.84 (19.18)
          58.14 (19.30)     1:16.79 (18.65)
  4 STAN-PC  'A'                        1:19.25    1:18.77   30  
     1) Ho, Benjamin SR               2) Greenberg, Jordan JR         
     3) Gonzalez, Mason SO            4) Macmillan, Will SR           
                 19.97        39.44 (19.47)
          59.01 (19.57)     1:18.77 (19.76)
  5 UTAH-UT  'A'                        1:18.27    1:18.85   28  
     1) Deryk, Cooper SO              2) O'Haimhirgin, Liam SR        
     3) Contreras, Santi JR           4) Fridlander, David SO         
                 19.78        39.18 (19.40)
          58.81 (19.63)     1:18.85 (20.04)
  6 USC-CA  'A'                         1:18.12    1:18.99   26  
     1) Miljenic, Nikola JR           2) Sancov, Alexei SO            
     3) Saunders, Max FR              4) Finello, Thomas SO           
                 19.77        39.58 (19.81)
          59.01 (19.43)     1:18.99 (19.98)

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