2022 Pac-12 Men’s Championships Day 1: Arizona State Breaks Meet Record in 800 Free Relay

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Grant House; Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The 2022 Pac-12 Men’s Swimming Championships kicked off from Federal Way, Washington with two relays.

The 200 medley relay and 800 freestyle relay were on tap for the opening session, though diving happened alongside the women’s meet and has been scored.

Diving gave Stanford the early lead over Utah in the meet with three diving events already scored. Those points could be big as Stanford is chasing Cal on paper for the team title.

Stanford won the opening 200 medley relay as well to built its lead but Arizona State stole the show with a Pac-12 meet record in the 800 free relay.

Here are the team scores after Day 1:

  Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 5                       
 
  1. Stanford University               207   2. Utah, University of               183
  3. University of Arizona             148   4. Southern California, Universit    137
  5. Arizona State University          105   6. California University,Berkeley     64

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Pac-12 Men’s 200 Medley Relay

The Stanford Cardinal, already leading after diving, took a huge step and kept the lead after the first swimming event, winning the 200 medley relay.

Leon MacAlister, Ron Polonsky, Andrei Minakov and Jonny Affeld won the race in 1:22.74, an NCAA automatic qualifier. The quartet dropped a second from its seed time.

Arizona State’s Jack Dolan, John Heaphy, Cody Bybee and Grant House took second in 1:22.95, also an “A” cut.

Taking third in an “A” cut was Cal’s Daniel Carr, Liam Bell, Dare Rose and Bjorn Seeliger (1:23.26).

 

Event 4  Men 200 Yard Medley Relay
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         NCAA: N 1:21.54  3/24/2017 Texas
                          J. Shebat, W. Licon, J. Schooling, B. Riingold
       PAC-12: M 1:21.82  2018      University of So California
                          Glinta, Vissering, Carter, Condorelli
 PAC-12 Champ: P 1:22.16  2020      Univ of California, Berkeley
                          D. Carr, R. Whitley, P. Sendyk, R. Hoffer
                 1:24.22  A Standard
                 1:24.83  B Standard
    School                           Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 STAN  'A'                     1:23.98    1:22.74 A       40  
     1) MacAlister, Leon JR           2) r:0.22 Polonsky, Ron FR      
     3) r:0.08 Minakov, Andrei FR     4) r:-0.05 Affeld, Jonny SO     
    r:+0.64  21.03        44.43 (23.40)
        1:03.92 (19.49)     1:22.74 (18.82)
  2 ASU  'A'                      1:23.98    1:22.95 A       34  
     1) Dolan, Jack JR                2) r:0.18 Heaphy, John JR       
     3) r:0.16 Bybee, Cody SR         4) r:0.33 House, Grant SR       
    r:+0.66  20.96        44.54 (23.58)
        1:04.14 (19.60)     1:22.95 (18.81)
  3 CAL  'A'                      1:24.28    1:23.26 A       32  
     1) Carr, Daniel SR               2) r:0.15 Bell, Liam JR         
     3) r:0.26 Rose, Dare SO          4) r:0.19 Seeliger, Bjorn SO    
    r:+0.60  20.97        44.41 (23.44)
        1:04.99 (20.58)     1:23.26 (18.27)
  4 USC  'A'                      1:24.90    1:23.76 A       30  
     1) Makrygiannis, Evangelos FR    2) r:0.02 Pellini, Trent 5Y     
     3) r:0.23 Sancov, Alexei SR      4) r:-0.13 Miljenic, Nikola 5Y  
    r:+0.71  21.59        44.26 (22.67)
        1:04.79 (20.53)     1:23.76 (18.97)
  5 Utah  'A'                     1:24.47    1:23.87 A       28  
     1) Ungur, Andrei SR              2) r:0.00 Horner, Jaek JR       
     3) r:0.21 Deryk, Cooper SR       4) r:0.06 O'Haimhirgin, Finn JR 
    r:+0.64  21.42        44.87 (23.45)
        1:04.96 (20.09)     1:23.87 (18.91)
  6 Arizona  'A'                  1:25.55    1:24.10 A       26  
     1) Santana, Brendan GR           2) r:0.21 Foote, Ryan JR        
     3) r:-0.01 Miller, Seth SO       4) r:0.00 Combs, Tai SR         
    r:+0.65  21.66        45.08 (23.42)
        1:05.06 (19.98)     1:24.10 (19.04)

 

Pac-12 Men’s 800 Freestyle

Arizona State claimed victory in the 800 freestyle relay. Grant House led off in a 1:30.54 for the Sun Devils, an effort among the fastest in history. Carter Swift (1:33.61), Julian Hill (1:32.20) and Leon Marchand (1:31.16) followed and ASU won in 6:07.51.

The Sun Devils broke the Pac-12 meet record of 6:10.94 set by Cal in 2019 and were just two tenths off of the overall conference record.

Stanford’s Luke Maurer, Leon MacAlister, Ron Polonsky and Preston Force took second in 6:08.73.

Cal’s Robin Hanson, Gabriel Jett, Trenton Julian and Destin Lasco took third in 6:09.98.

 

Event 5  Men 800 Yard Freestyle Relay
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         NCAA: N 6:05.08  3/27/2019 Texas
                          D. Kibler, A. Katz, J. Newkiek, T. Hass
       PAC-12: M 6:07.31  2019      Univ of California, Berkley
                          Seliskar,   Mefford,  Julian, Thomas
 PAC-12 Champ: P 6:10.94  2019      Univ of California, Berkeley
                          Quah, Seliskar, Julian, Thomas
                 6:16.80  A Standard
                 6:21.32  B Standard
    School                           Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 ASU  'A'                      6:10.86    6:07.51PA       40  
     1) House, Grant SR               2) Swift, Carter SR             
     3) Hill, Julian JR               4) Marchand, Leon FR            
                 20.98        43.78 (43.78)
      1:07.03 (1:07.03)   1:30.54 (1:30.54)
        1:51.91 (21.37)     2:14.96 (44.42)
      2:39.27 (1:08.73)   3:04.15 (1:33.61)
        3:25.37 (21.22)     3:48.38 (44.23)
      4:12.21 (1:08.06)   4:36.35 (1:32.20)
        4:57.27 (20.92)     5:20.43 (44.08)
      5:44.28 (1:07.93)   6:07.51 (1:31.16)
  2 STAN  'A'                     6:15.98    6:08.73PA       34  
     1) Maurer, Luke SO               2) MacAlister, Leon JR          
     3) Polonsky, Ron FR              4) Forst, Preston SO            
                 21.68        45.24 (45.24)
      1:09.01 (1:09.01)   1:32.99 (1:32.99)
        1:54.26 (21.27)     2:17.72 (44.73)
      2:41.45 (1:08.46)   3:06.08 (1:33.09)
        3:26.50 (20.42)     3:49.45 (43.37)
      4:13.15 (1:07.07)   4:37.58 (1:31.50)
        4:58.56 (20.98)     5:21.79 (44.21)
      5:45.18 (1:07.60)   6:08.73 (1:31.15)
  3 CAL  'A'                      6:14.95    6:09.98PA       32  
     1) Hanson, Robin FR              2) Jett, Gabriel FR             
     3) Julian, Trenton SR            4) Lasco, Destin SO             
                 21.57        44.96 (44.96)
      1:09.00 (1:09.00)   1:33.50 (1:33.50)
        1:55.10 (21.60)     2:18.62 (45.12)
      2:43.00 (1:09.50)   3:06.40 (1:32.90)
        3:27.29 (20.89)     3:50.22 (43.82)
      4:13.86 (1:07.46)   4:37.88 (1:31.48)
        4:59.14 (21.26)     5:22.64 (44.76)
      5:46.49 (1:08.61)   6:09.98 (1:32.10)
  4 Arizona  'A'                  6:16.93    6:14.43 A       30  
     1) Ingram, Hunter JR             2) Namir, Daniel SR             
     3) Fail, Brooks 5Y               4) Purdy, Ryan JR               
                 21.79        45.38 (45.38)
      1:09.64 (1:09.64)   1:33.68 (1:33.68)
        1:54.58 (20.90)     2:17.91 (44.23)
      2:42.08 (1:08.40)   3:06.46 (1:32.78)
        3:27.83 (21.37)     3:51.75 (45.29)
      4:15.78 (1:09.32)   4:39.89 (1:33.43)
        5:01.69 (21.80)     5:25.70 (45.81)
      5:49.91 (1:10.02)   6:14.43 (1:34.54)
  5 USC  'A'                      6:22.24    6:17.03 B       28  
     1) Sancov, Alexei SR             2) Matheson, Daniel FR          
     3) Johansson, Victor SR          4) Saunders, Max JR             
                 21.39        44.86 (44.86)
      1:09.01 (1:09.01)   1:33.39 (1:33.39)
        1:55.41 (22.02)     2:19.39 (46.00)
      2:43.89 (1:10.50)   3:08.42 (1:35.03)
        3:30.27 (21.85)     3:54.10 (45.68)
      4:18.43 (1:10.01)   4:43.06 (1:34.64)
        5:04.73 (21.67)     5:28.76 (45.70)
      5:52.90 (1:09.84)   6:17.03 (1:33.97)
  6 Utah  'A'                     6:42.52    6:26.63         26  
     1) Kovacic, Marko SO             2) Waterman, Ben SR             
     3) Carlson, Noah JR              4) O'Haimhirgin, Finn JR        
                 21.53        45.67 (45.67)
      1:10.27 (1:10.27)   1:35.07 (1:35.07)
        1:56.50 (21.43)     2:20.52 (45.45)
      2:45.68 (1:10.61)   3:11.84 (1:36.77)
        3:33.44 (21.60)     3:57.70 (45.86)
      4:23.15 (1:11.31)   4:49.23 (1:37.39)
        5:10.75 (21.52)     5:35.14 (45.91)
      6:00.86 (1:11.63)   6:26.63 (1:37.40)
Pac-12 Diving Recap

Event 1  Men 1 mtr Diving
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         NCAA: N 473.75  3/28/2013 Kristian Ipsen, STAN
       PAC-12: M 520.40  2015      Kristian Ipsen, STAN
 PAC-12 Champ: P 520.40  2015      Kristian Ipsen, STAN
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                             === Finals ===                              
 
  1 Casey, Conor     SR STAN               393.55     375.05         20  
  2 Ryan, Jack       FR STAN               332.05     367.30         17  
  3 Wang, Sean       FR USC                330.70     364.40         16  
  4 Chen, Tony       SR Utah               281.10     334.05         15  
  5 Markentin, Bjor  JR Arizona            308.25     317.35         14  
  6 Korovin, George  JR USC                364.60     297.70         13  
  7 Smyth, Ben       FR Utah               277.10     287.35         12  
  8 Hollenbeck, Hun  SO STAN               285.70     252.20         11  

Event 2  Men 3 mtr Diving
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 529.10  3/27/2015 Samuel Dorman, Florida
       PAC-12: M 520.40  2015      Kristian Ipsen, STAN
 PAC-12 Champ: P 451.80  2011      Constantin Blaha, STAN
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                             === Finals ===                              
 
  1 Casey, Conor     SR STAN               439.15     431.35         20  
  2 Markentin, Bjor  JR Arizona            366.00     403.20         17  
  3 Ryan, Jack       FR STAN               388.30     376.40         16  
  4 Pennock, Jenner  JR Utah               337.90     367.15         15  
  5 Chen, Tony       SR Utah               381.85     366.60         14  
  6 Korovin, George  JR USC                331.65     349.35         13  
  7 Correa, Eric     SR Arizona            325.05     309.35         12  
  8 Hollenbeck, Hun  SO STAN               322.75       1.00         11 

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         NCAA: N 548.90  3/26/2011 Nick McCory, Duke
       PAC-12: M 487.25  2012      Ben Grado, ARIZ
 PAC-12 Champ: P 476.80  2010      Riley McCormick, ASU
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                             === Finals ===                              
 
  1 Korovin, George  JR USC                344.40     373.95         20  
  2 Smyth, Ben       FR Utah               309.45     345.40         17  
  3 Markentin, Bjor  JR Arizona            321.75     344.65         16  
  4 McDivitt, Luke   JR Utah               307.20     335.10         15  
  5 Correa, Eric     SR Arizona            348.25     321.60         14  
  6 Pennock, Jenner  JR Utah               331.45     313.60         13  
  7 Lundgren, Zacho     ASU                286.40     274.95         12  
  8 Ryan, Jack       FR STAN               282.50     260.50         11