2022 Pac-12 Men’s Championships Day 4 Prelims: Cal Loads 16 into Finals, Aims to Catch Stanford

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Trenton Julian. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The 2022 Pac-12 Men’s Swimming Championships kicked off from Federal Way, Washington with Day 4 prelims.

The session has the 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke and 200 butterfly.

Cal had a big night on Thursday but still trails Stanford in the team standings heading into the final day. Cal put 16 swimmers into Saturday night finals while Stanford had just six.

2022 Pac-12 Men’s Championships Team Scores

  1. Stanford University             579.5   2. California University,Berkeley  516.5
  3. Arizona State University        459.5   4. University of Arizona           331.5
  5. Southern California, Universit    313   6. Utah, University of               237

2022 Pac-12 Men’s Championships Links

 

Pac-12 Men’s 200 Backstroke

Stanford junior Leon MacAlister dropped a second from his seed time to take the top seed in the 200 bacsktroke. He finished in 1:39.36 to finish about a half second ahead of the close field.

In a huge move, Cal took seeds 2-3-4-5-6 as the Golden Bears look to catch Stanford on the final day.

Cal senior Daniel Carr took the second seed (1:39.71), ahead of sophomore Destin Lasco (1:40.22), junior Sebastian Somerset (1:40.70), senior Bryce Mefford (1:41.29) and junior Colby Mefford (1:41.49).

USC freshman Evangelos Makrygiannis took the seventh spot (1:41.86) ahead of Stanford freshman Aaron Sequeira (1:41.94).

 Event 17  Men 200 Yard Backstroke
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         NCAA: N 1:35.73  3/26/2016 Ryan Murphy, CAL
       PAC-12: M 1:35.73  2016      Ryan Murphy, CAL
 PAC-12 Champ: P 1:37.87  2020      Daniel Carr, CAL
                 1:39.13  A Standard
                 1:45.04  B Standard
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 MacAlister, Leo  JR STAN              1:40.28    1:39.36 B      
     r:+0.68  23.08    25.08    25.20    26.00
  2 Carr, Daniel     SR CAL               1:40.09    1:39.71 B      
     r:+0.65  23.46    25.21    25.55    25.49
  3 Lasco, Destin    SO CAL               1:39.24    1:40.22 B      
     r:+0.69  23.93    25.50    25.70    25.09
  4 Somerset, Sebas  JR CAL               1:43.55    1:40.70 B      
     r:+0.63  23.77    25.29    25.45    26.19
  5 Mefford, Bryce   SR CAL               1:43.77    1:41.29 B      
     r:+0.65  24.12    25.63    25.57    25.97
  6 Mefford, Colby   JR CAL               1:43.59    1:41.49 B      
     r:+0.71  23.94    25.69    25.82    26.04
  7 Makrygiannis, E  FR USC               1:41.82    1:41.86 B      
     r:+0.76  23.88    25.75    26.23    26.00
  8 Sequeira, Aaron  FR STAN              1:43.26    1:41.94 B      
     r:+0.69  23.75    25.53    26.53    26.13
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  9 Coen, Ty         SR Arizona           1:43.84    1:42.45 B      
     r:+0.62  24.27    25.85    26.34    25.99
 10 Kirby, Jack      JR USC               1:46.79    1:42.59 B      
     r:+0.67  24.13    25.76    26.12    26.58
 11 Boratto, Alex    SR STAN              1:43.45    1:42.60 B      
     r:+0.72  24.29    25.78    26.25    26.28
 12 Maric, Ognjen    JR Arizona           1:44.04    1:42.62 B      
     r:+0.74  23.64    25.91    26.06    27.01
 13 Blinkman, Shane  JR STAN              1:45.80    1:43.12 B      
     r:+0.70  24.23    25.78    26.19    26.92
 14 Purdy, Ryan      JR Arizona           1:44.80    1:44.18 B      
     r:+0.62  25.01    26.69    26.29    26.19
 15 Garstang, Ryan   SO Utah              1:45.93    1:44.81 B      
     r:+0.60  24.26    26.32    26.77    27.46
 16 Retterer, Paul   JR USC               1:45.67    1:45.04 B      
     r:+0.83  24.80    26.39    26.86    26.99

Pac-12 Men’s 100 Freestyle

Cal had two swimmers tie for the top seed in the 100 freestyle and put four in the finals to continue their push toward Stanford, which did not put anyone in the 100 free finals.

Cal sophomore Bjorn Seeliger and freshman Jack Alexy each touched the all in 41.77 to tie for the top seed heading into tonight’s final.

Cal’s Matthew Jensen took the fifth spot (42.52) and Robin Hanson took the seventh seed (42.57).

Arizona State put three in the finals as senior Grant House took the third seed (42.15), senior Carter Swift took the fourth seed (42.30) and Jack Dolan took the sixth spot (42.53).

Event 18  Men 100 Yard Freestyle
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         NCAA: N 39.90  3/24/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
       PAC-12: M 40.76  2013      Vladmir Morozov, USC
 PAC-12 Champ: P 41.38  2013      Vladmir Morozov, USC
                 41.71  A Standard
                 43.80  B Standard
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Alexy, Jack      FR CAL                 43.12      41.77 B      
      r:+0.68  9.50    10.36    10.94    10.97
  1 Seeliger, Bjorn  SO CAL                 41.75      41.77 B      
      r:+0.54  9.07    10.36    10.93    11.41
  3 House, Grant     SR ASU                 42.06      42.15 B      
      r:+0.53  9.61    10.73    10.98    10.83
  4 Swift, Carter    SR ASU                 42.44      42.30 B      
      r:+0.62  9.61    10.58    11.16    10.95
  5 Jensen, Matthew  SO CAL                 43.08      42.52 B      
      r:+0.63  9.54    10.84    11.09    11.05
  6 Dolan, Jack      JR ASU                 42.26      42.53 B      
      r:+0.68  9.54    10.54    11.22    11.23
  7 Hanson, Robin    FR CAL                 43.33      42.57 B      
      r:+0.51  9.45    10.60    11.07    11.45
  8 Ercegovic, Mari  SR Arizona             43.23      42.59 B      
      r:+0.63  9.53    10.72    11.17    11.17
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  9 Minakov, Andrei  FR STAN                41.69      42.68 B      
      r:+0.50  9.43    10.71    11.53    11.01
 10 Maurer, Luke     SO STAN                43.27      42.69 B      
      r:+0.63  9.75    10.87    11.20    10.87
 11 Hawk, Dylan      SO CAL                 43.92      42.84 B      
      r:+0.70  9.85    10.67    11.19    11.13
 12 Sammon, Patrick  FR ASU                 43.57      42.88 B      
      r:+0.60  9.81    10.79    11.21    11.07
 13 Bybee, Cody      SR ASU                 42.71      43.04 B      
      r:+0.50  9.60    10.77    11.35    11.32
 14 Rico Peng, Marc  JR CAL                 44.85      43.05 B      
      r:+0.67  9.55    10.74    11.11    11.65
 15 Miljenic, Nikol  5Y USC                 42.25      43.15 B      
      r:+0.65  9.59    10.67    11.43    11.46
 15 Gonzalez, Mason  SR STAN                43.75      43.15 B      
      r:+0.68  9.81    10.84    11.22    11.28

Pac-12 Men’s 200 Breaststroke

Cal continued its last-day surge by taking the top two seeds in the 200 breaststroke and putting three in the finals.

Cal senior Reece Whitley took the top spot in 1:50.57, nearly a second ahead of the field and about two seconds off of his own Pac-12 record.

Senior teammate Hugo Gonzalez took the second seed in 1:51.27. The top two spots were “A” cuts.

Stanford senior Daniel Roy took the third spot in 1:52.37 ahead of USC freshman Chris O’Grady (1:52.66), Arizona State freshman Leon Marchand (1:52.97), who tied with Cal’s Jason Lauser for the fifth seed.

USC sophomore Ben Dillard took the seventh seed in 1:53.77, followed by Stanford freshman Ron Polonsky, who snagged the eighth seed (1:54.60).

Event 19  Men 200 Yard Breaststroke
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         NCAA: N 1:47.91  3/25/2017 Will Licon, Texas
       PAC-12: M 1:48.53  2020      Reecce Whitley, CAL
 PAC-12 Champ: P 1:48.86  2021      Reece Whitley, CAL
                 1:52.28  A Standard
                 1:58.43  B Standard
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Whitley, Reece   SR CAL               1:49.96    1:50.57 A      
     r:+0.60  24.89    28.10    28.68    28.90
  2 Gonzalez, Hugo   SR CAL               1:54.29    1:51.27 A      
     r:+0.65  25.00    28.71    28.67    28.89
  3 Roy, Daniel      SR STAN              1:52.54    1:52.37 B      
     r:+0.49  26.02    28.43    28.69    29.23
  4 O'Grady, Chris   FR USC               1:54.89    1:52.66 B      
     r:+0.60  25.51    29.07    28.76    29.32
  5 Marchand, Leon   FR ASU               1:54.47    1:52.97 B      
     r:+0.68  25.95    28.72    29.22    29.08
  5 Louser, Jason    JR CAL               1:57.39    1:52.97 B      
     r:+0.66  25.00    28.59    29.10    30.28
  7 Dillard, Ben     SO USC               1:52.44    1:53.77 B      
     r:+0.57  25.53    28.93    29.13    30.18
  8 Polonsky, Ron    FR STAN              1:57.71    1:54.60 B      
     r:+0.64  25.43    28.85    30.00    30.32
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  9 Cook, Jon        SR STAN              1:56.70    1:54.95 B      
     r:+0.63  26.10    29.12    29.60    30.13
 10 Laeuffer, Jacqu  JR CAL               1:57.75    1:55.05 B      
     r:+0.53  25.97    28.88    29.32    30.88
 11 Bell, Liam       JR CAL                    NT    1:55.53 B      
     r:+0.62  25.11    29.23    29.86    31.33
 12 Dang, Ethan      SO STAN              1:56.23    1:55.60 B      
     r:+0.53  26.33    28.93    29.58    30.76
 13 Pellini, Trent   5Y USC               1:56.56    1:55.87 B      
     r:+0.68  25.57    28.64    30.27    31.39
 14 Schlicht, David  JR ASU               1:54.57    1:55.91 B      
     r:+0.65  26.02    29.44    29.88    30.57
 15 Zheng, Hayden    FR STAN              1:57.69    1:56.26 B      
     r:+0.63  26.15    28.90    29.63    31.58
 16 Heaphy, John     JR ASU               1:57.77    1:56.35 B      
     r:+0.68  25.81    28.95    30.17    31.42

Pac-12 Men’s 200 Butterfly

Cal put four more in the finals in the 200 butterfly, including the top seed in the 200 butterfly.

Senior Trenton Julian toko the top spot in 1:41.22, just ahead of Arizona State junior Alexander Colson (1:41.25) and Cal sophomore Dare Rose (1:41.85).

Arizona State junior Andrew Gray took the fourth seed (1:42.25), followed by Stanford sophomore Preston Forst (1:42.30), USC senior Alexei Sancov (1:43.10), Cal senior Will Roberts (1:43.23) and Cal freshman Gabriel Jett (1:43.27).

Event 20  Men 200 Yard Butterfly
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         NCAA: N 1:37.35  3/25/2017 Jack Conger, Texas
       PAC-12: M 1:38.53  2021      Trenton Julian, CAL
 PAC-12 Champ: P 1:38.53  2021      Trenton Julian, CAL
                 1:40.44  A Standard
                 1:46.69  B Standard
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Julian, Trenton  SR CAL               1:39.66    1:41.22 B      
     r:+0.52  23.24    26.00    25.13    26.85
  2 Colson, Alexand  JR ASU               1:41.38    1:41.25 B      
     r:+0.48  22.86    26.10    25.92    26.37
  3 Rose, Dare       SO CAL               1:43.79    1:41.85 B      
     r:+0.52  23.03    25.69    26.13    27.00
  4 Gray, Andrew     JR ASU               1:43.39    1:42.25 B      
     r:+0.71  22.74    25.79    26.06    27.66
  5 Forst, Preston   SO STAN              1:45.51    1:42.30 B      
     r:+0.63  23.29    25.70    26.03    27.28
  6 Sancov, Alexei   SR USC               1:41.81    1:43.10 B      
     r:+0.63  23.00    25.73    26.69    27.68
  7 Roberts, Will    SR CAL               1:44.14    1:43.23 B      
     r:+0.60  23.15    26.02    26.76    27.30
  8 Jett, Gabriel    FR CAL               1:41.50    1:43.27 B      
     r:+0.69  23.46    26.34    26.55    26.92
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  9 Liang, Alex      SR STAN              1:43.66    1:43.63 B      
     r:+0.61  23.53    26.56    26.39    27.15
 10 Taner, Brooks    JR Arizona           1:43.95    1:43.87 B      
     r:+0.59  23.11    26.88    27.30    26.58
 11 Homans, Harry    JR USC               1:43.93    1:44.53 B      
     r:+0.53  23.55    26.16    26.98    27.84
 12 Hu, Ethan        SO STAN              1:46.90    1:44.87 B      
     r:+0.62  23.25    26.67    27.01    27.94
 13 Bresette, Liam   SR ASU               1:46.19    1:44.88 B      
     r:+0.62  23.14    26.66    27.06    28.02
 14 Fenlon, Matt     FR STAN              1:44.92    1:45.45 B      
     r:+0.51  23.34    26.30    27.17    28.64
 15 Mihm, Rick       SO STAN              1:46.06    1:45.53 B      
     r:+0.57  23.74    26.12    27.33    28.34
 16 Odgers, Jackson  SR USC               1:45.67    1:45.68 B      
     r:+0.60  23.91    26.64    27.50    27.63