2020 Pac-12 Men’s Championships Day 3 Finals: Reece Whitley Throws Down 50.85 100 Breast

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The 2020 Pac-12 Men’s Championships continued with Friday’s finals session from Federal Way, Washington.

Stanford had the lead heading into the Friday night, but Cal placed 10 in the A finals for the session. Hugo Gonzalez and Ryan Hoffer started the Golden Bears off with wins on Friday. But it was Reece Whitley who had the big swim of the night, going 50.85 in the 100 breaststroke as Dave Durden‘s Golden Bears won all but one event on the night went from second place to a commanding lead.

Cal now leads the meet with 576 points. Arizona State is second with 414, followed by Arizona (387), Stanford (385.5), Utah (296) and USC (279.5).

Here is a look at the session:

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Day 3 Results

Pac-12 Men’s Championships: 400 IM

Looking to burst into first place, Cal started Friday night strong with a 1-2-3-5 finish in the 400 IM.

Sophomore Hugo Gonzalez dropped five seconds from his prelims time to win in 3:36.60, finishing five seconds ahead of teammate Jason Louser (3:41.98).

Cal’s Sean Grieshop was third in 3:42.19, finishing a second ahead of Arizona’s Etay Gurevich (3:43.19).

Cal’s Chris Jhong took fifth in 3:43.51, ahead of Arizona State’s Benjamin Olszweski (3:44.62), Stanford’s Alex Liang (3:45.28) and Utah’s Jackson Cunningham (3:49.86).

Event 10  Men 400 Yard IM
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    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals        
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Gonzalez, Hugo         SO CAL-PC            3:41.31    3:36.60  
                 23.25        49.88 (26.63)
        1:18.09 (28.21)     1:45.25 (27.16)
        2:15.22 (29.97)     2:45.68 (30.46)
        3:11.75 (26.07)     3:36.60 (24.85)
  2 Louser, Jason          FR CAL-PC            3:40.44    3:41.98  
                 23.39        50.69 (27.30)
        1:19.01 (28.32)     1:46.83 (27.82)
        2:17.59 (30.76)     2:48.88 (31.29)
        3:16.12 (27.24)     3:41.98 (25.86)
  3 Grieshop, Sean         JR CAL-PC            3:43.86    3:42.18  
                 23.67        50.85 (27.18)
        1:19.15 (28.30)     1:46.72 (27.57)
        2:18.74 (32.02)     2:50.78 (32.04)
        3:17.15 (26.37)     3:42.18 (25.03)
  4 Gurevich, Etay         SR ARIZ-AZ           3:46.43    3:43.19  
                 22.66        49.89 (27.23)
        1:18.56 (28.67)     1:47.38 (28.82)
        2:18.06 (30.68)     2:49.67 (31.61)
        3:16.84 (27.17)     3:43.19 (26.35)
  5 Jhong, Chris           SO CAL-PC            3:41.41    3:43.51  
                 24.04        51.28 (27.24)
        1:20.25 (28.97)     1:48.86 (28.61)
        2:20.19 (31.33)     2:51.77 (31.58)
        3:18.08 (26.31)     3:43.51 (25.43)
  6 Olszewski, Benjamin    SR ASU-AZ            3:46.77    3:44.62  
                 23.90        50.95 (27.05)
        1:20.01 (29.06)     1:48.98 (28.97)
        2:21.20 (32.22)     2:54.29 (33.09)
        3:19.80 (25.51)     3:44.62 (24.82)
  7 Liang, Alex            JR STAN-PC           3:44.38    3:45.28  
                 23.52        50.64 (27.12)
        1:19.68 (29.04)     1:47.73 (28.05)
        2:20.20 (32.47)     2:53.26 (33.06)
        3:19.38 (26.12)     3:45.28 (25.90)
  8 Cunningham, Jackson    SO UTAH-UT           3:48.43    3:49.86  
                 24.82        53.15 (28.33)
        1:22.97 (29.82)     1:52.17 (29.20)
        2:24.49 (32.32)     2:56.87 (32.38)
        3:24.13 (27.26)     3:49.86 (25.73)

 

Pac-12 Men’s Championships: 100 Butterfly

Cal’s Ryan Hoffer made it 2-for-2 by winning the 100 butterfly in 44.85, following up his win in the 50 free on Thursday.

It was another big event for the Golden Bears who went 1-3-4.

Arizona State’s Cody Bybee was second in 45.19, followed by Cal’s Zheng Quah (45.24) and Pawel Sendyk (45.48).

Arizona’s Noah Reid took fifth in 46.15, followed by USC’s Nikola Miljenic (46.16), Arizona State’s Evan Carlson (46.24) and Utah’s Ben Waterman (46.48).

 Event 11  Men 100 Yard Butterfly
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    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals        
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Hoffer, Ryan           JR CAL-PC              45.54      44.85  
                  9.37        20.54 (11.17)
          32.35 (11.81)       44.85 (12.50)
  2 Bybee, Cody            SO ASU-AZ              45.48      45.19  
                  9.48        21.12 (11.64)
          32.93 (11.81)       45.19 (12.26)
  3 Quah, Zheng            SR CAL-PC              45.83      45.24  
                  9.48        20.95 (11.47)
          32.78 (11.83)       45.24 (12.46)
  4 Sendyk, Pawel          SR CAL-PC              45.87      45.48  
                  9.29        20.83 (11.54)
          32.90 (12.07)       45.48 (12.58)
  5 Reid, Noah             JR ARIZ-AZ             46.29      46.15  
                  9.73        21.37 (11.64)
          33.40 (12.03)       46.15 (12.75)
  6 Miljenic, Nikola       JR USC-CA              46.61      46.16  
                  9.57        21.12 (11.55)
          33.33 (12.21)       46.16 (12.83)
  7 Carlson, Evan          JR ASU-AZ              46.51      46.24  
                  9.77        21.47 (11.70)
          33.83 (12.36)       46.24 (12.41)
  8 Waterman, Ben          SO UTAH-UT             46.23      46.48  
                 10.09        21.63 (11.54)
          33.94 (12.31)       46.48 (12.54)

Pac-12 Men’s Championships: 200 Free

Cal’s Trenton Julian made it three wins in a row for the Golden Bears by winning the 200 free.

Julian touched the wall in 1:33.17 to hold off a trio of Arizona State Sun Devils.

ASU freshman Jack Dolan was second in 1:33.99, followed by fellow freshman Julian Hill (1:33.56) and junior Carter Swift (1:33.64).

Arizona’s Daniel Namir finished fifth in 1:33.96, ahead of teammate Jorge Iga (1:34.12), Arizona State freshman Andrew Gray (1:34.66) and Stanford’s Mason Gonzalez (1:35.84).

Event 12  Men 200 Yard Freestyle
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    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals        
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Julian, Trenton        JR CAL-PC            1:33.62    1:33.17  
                 21.82        45.31 (23.49)
        1:09.19 (23.88)     1:33.17 (23.98)
  2 Dolan, Jack            FR ASU-AZ            1:33.55    1:33.29  
                 21.56        45.37 (23.81)
        1:09.32 (23.95)     1:33.29 (23.97)
  3 Hill, Julian           FR ASU-AZ            1:34.54    1:33.56  
                 22.07        45.86 (23.79)
        1:09.73 (23.87)     1:33.56 (23.83)
  4 Swift, Carter          JR ASU-AZ            1:33.93    1:33.64  
                 21.73        45.92 (24.19)
        1:10.07 (24.15)     1:33.64 (23.57)
  5 Namir, Daniel          SO ARIZ-AZ           1:34.48    1:33.96  
                 22.32        46.22 (23.90)
        1:10.12 (23.90)     1:33.96 (23.84)
  6 Iga, Jorge             SR ARIZ-AZ           1:33.71    1:34.12  
                 21.97        45.93 (23.96)
        1:09.97 (24.04)     1:34.12 (24.15)
  7 Gray, Andrew           FR ASU-AZ            1:34.60    1:34.66  
                 22.26        46.23 (23.97)
        1:10.88 (24.65)     1:34.66 (23.78)
  8 Gonzalez, Mason        SO STAN-PC           1:34.54    1:35.84  
                 21.85        45.99 (24.14)
        1:11.07 (25.08)     1:35.84 (24.77)

Pac-12 Men’s Championships: 100 Breaststroke

Cal’s Reece Whitley put together a sizzling 100 breaststroke race to win the Pac-12 title.

Whitley won the race in 50.85, the second-fastest time in the NCAA this season, only behind Minnesota’s Max McHugh (50.67).

Stanford’s Hank Poppe took second in 52.33, going 2-3 with teammate Brennan Pastorek (52.37).

Cal’s Karl Arvidsson finished fourth in 52.62, ahead of Utah’s Andrew Britton (52.95) and Jaek Horner (53.14).

Arizona’s Ty Wells (53.29) and Ryan Foote (53.51) rounded out the top eight.

 Event 13  Men 100 Yard Breaststroke
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    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals        
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Whitley, Reece         SO CAL-PC              51.26      50.85  
                 10.73        23.86 (13.13)
          37.13 (13.27)       50.85 (13.72)
  2 Poppe, Hank            SR STAN-PC             52.83      52.33  
                 11.41        24.46 (13.05)
          38.06 (13.60)       52.33 (14.27)
  3 Pastorek, Brennan      JR STAN-PC             51.98      52.37  
                 10.93        24.33 (13.40)
          38.20 (13.87)       52.37 (14.17)
  4 Arvidsson, Karl        SR CAL-PC              52.60      52.62  
                 11.18        24.63 (13.45)
          38.28 (13.65)       52.62 (14.34)
  5 Britton, Andrew        SO UTAH-UT             53.17      52.95  
                 11.05        24.55 (13.50)
          39.16 (14.61)       52.95 (13.79)
  6 Horner, Jaek           FR UTAH-UT             53.50      53.14  
                 11.51        25.03 (13.52)
          38.86 (13.83)       53.14 (14.28)
  7 Wells, Ty              SO ARIZ-AZ             53.27      53.29  
                 11.25        24.81 (13.56)
          38.76 (13.95)       53.29 (14.53)
  8 Foote, Ryan            FR ARIZ-AZ             53.59      53.51  
                 11.41        24.97 (13.56)
          39.01 (14.04)       53.51 (14.50)

Pac-12 Men’s Championships: 100 Backstroke

Arizona State senior Zachary Poti held off a Cal duo to earn the victory in the 100 backstroke, snapping the four-event win streak by the Golden Bears.

Poti touched the wall in 44.98, ahead of Cal’s Daniel Carr (45.18) and Bryce Mefford (46.11).

Arizona’s Thomas Anderson took fourth in 46.28, followed by Stanford’s Benjamin Ho (46.42), Cal’s Andy Xianyang Song (46.80), Cal’s Ethan Young (46.94) and USC’s Jack Kirby (47.04).

Event 14  Men 100 Yard Backstroke
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    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals        
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Poti, Zachary          SR ASU-AZ              44.14      44.98  
                 10.48        21.48 (11.00)
          33.26 (11.78)       44.98 (11.72)
  2 Carr, Daniel           JR CAL-PC              45.09      45.18  
                 10.62        21.88 (11.26)
          33.55 (11.67)       45.18 (11.63)
  3 Mefford, Bryce         JR CAL-PC              46.33      46.11  
                 10.88        22.28 (11.40)
          34.15 (11.87)       46.11 (11.96)
  4 Anderson, Thomas       SR ARIZ-AZ             46.04      46.28  
                 10.92        22.37 (11.45)
          34.15 (11.78)       46.28 (12.13)
  5 Ho, Benjamin           SR STAN-PC             46.36      46.42  
                 10.71        22.17 (11.46)
          34.39 (12.22)       46.42 (12.03)
  6 Song, Andy Xianyang    SR CAL-PC              47.13      46.80  
                 10.74        22.40 (11.66)
          34.44 (12.04)       46.80 (12.36)
  7 Young, Ethan           SR CAL-PC              46.57      46.94  
                 10.90        22.60 (11.70)
          34.95 (12.35)       46.94 (11.99)
  8 Kirby, Jack            FR USC-CA              46.79      47.04  
                 11.08        22.83 (11.75)
          35.07 (12.24)       47.04 (11.97)

Pac-12 Men’s Championships: 200 Medley Relay

Cal continued its dominating night by winning the 200 medley relay, edging Arizona State.

Cal’s Daniel Carr, Reece Whitley, Pawel Sendyk and Ryan Hoffer won in 1:22.16.

Arizona State’s Zachary Poti, Elijah Warren, Cody Bybee and Jack Dolan finished second in 1:22.75.

Stanford was disqualified for an early takeoff by the second swimmer.

Arizona was disqualified for an early takeoff by the third swimmer.

Event 15  Men 200 Yard Medley Relay
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    School                                 Seed     Finals        
====================================================================
  1 CAL-PC  'A'                         1:23.12    1:22.16  
     1) Carr, Daniel JR               2) Whitley, Reece SO            
     3) Sendyk, Pawel SR              4) Hoffer, Ryan JR              
                 20.62        44.14 (23.52)
        1:03.89 (19.75)     1:22.16 (18.27)
  2 ASU-AZ  'A'                         1:24.23    1:22.75  
     1) Poti, Zachary SR              2) Warren, Elijah SO            
     3) Bybee, Cody SO                4) Dolan, Jack FR               
                 20.82        44.48 (23.66)
        1:04.21 (19.73)     1:22.75 (18.54)
  3 UTAH-UT  'A'                        1:25.84    1:25.76  
     1) Chiun, Felix JR               2) Britton, Andrew SO           
     3) Deryk, Cooper SO              4) O'Haimhirgin, Liam SR        
                 22.97        46.55 (23.58)
        1:06.60 (20.05)     1:25.76 (19.16)
  4 USC-CA  'A'                         1:26.55    1:27.15  
     1) Kirby, Jack FR                2) McDermott, Matt SR           
     3) Miljenic, Nikola JR           4) Saunders, Max FR             
                 21.85        47.25 (25.40)
        1:07.89 (20.64)     1:27.15 (19.26)
 -- UTAH-UT  'B'                        1:27.75   X1:29.06  
     1) Hynes, Jp FR                  2) Hernandez-Nietling, Lex FR   
     3) Montgomery, Colten SR         4) Contreras, Santi JR          
                 22.12        47.80 (25.68)
        1:09.15 (21.35)     1:29.06 (19.91)
 -- STAN-PC  'A'                        1:26.86         DQ  
      Early take-off swimmer #2
     1) Ho, Benjamin SR               2) Pastorek, Brennan JR         
     3) Macmillan, Will SR            4) Greenberg, Jordan JR         
                 21.64        45.33 (23.69)
        1:05.77 (20.44)          DQ (19.55)
 -- ARIZ-AZ  'A'                        1:25.47         DQ  
      Early take-off swimmer #3
     1) Anderson, Thomas SR           2) Wells, Ty SO                 
     3) Reid, Noah JR                 4) Ercegovic, Marin SO          
                 21.41        45.48 (24.07)
        1:05.75 (20.27)          DQ (18.87)
 -- UTAH-UT  'C'                        1:29.00        XDQ  
      Early take-off swimmer #2
     1) Hernandez-Nietling, Max FR    2) Nations, Grant FR            
     3) Giandinoto, Cole SO           4) Allen, Chris FR              
                 23.70        49.33 (25.63)
        1:11.33 (22.00)          DQ (21.08)

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