Cal Takes Down UCSD; Post-Grads Shine

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Michael Petrides contributed to the Bears' win by claiming the 100 and 200 freestyles, while also helping the 400 freestyle relay team claiming victory.

The Golden Bears of the University of California-Berkeley men’s team had a split squad this weekend, with half competing in Los Angeles against USC and half racing Division II opponent UC-San Diego.

In addition to the regular duel meet, some post-graduates training with Cal and Team Elite-San Diego swam some exhibition races. Highlights include:


Cal – 166, UCSD – 90



Cal Recap

LOS ANGELES – California flexed its depth on Friday afternoon with a pair of dual meet victories against Pac-12 Conference foe USC and UC San Diego at Uytengsu Aquatics Center and Canyonview Aquatic Center, respectively.

Half of Cal’s squad cruised past USC, 161-130, in Los Angeles before the other half handled its own business in a 166-90 win over the Tritons in San Diego. Cal improved to 5-0 in the dual meet format this season and has won 11 consecutive dual meets dating back to Oct. 3, 2018.

In Los Angeles, Zheng Wen Quah and Reece Whitley anchored Cal’s performance with 18 points apiece. Quah won both butterfly events, touching the wall in 46.76 in the 100 fly and 1:43.95 in the 200 fly, while Whitley swept the breaststroke races (53.22 in the 100 breast; 1:54.64 in the 200 breast). Both swimmers also won the 200 medley relay as they paired with Daniel Carr and Michael Jensen for a 1:26.11 finish.

Other individual victories over USC were earned by Sean Grieshop in the 500 free (4:24.65), Ryan Hoffer in the 50 free (19.64), Jensen in the 100 free (44.41), Trenton Julian in the 1000 free (9:02.88) and Bryce Mefford in the 100 back (47.18).

In San Diego, a four-pronged attack by Calvin David, Chris Jhong, Michael Petridesand Ethan Young paved the way to Cal’s second win of the afternoon. David captured victories in the 1000 free (9:22.88) and 500 free (4:32.28).  Jhong was the fastest finisher in the 200 breast (2:02.10) and 200 IM (1:48.14). Petrides won the 200 free (1:38.44) and 100 free (44.85) and played a role in Cal’s 400 free relay win (2:59.41). Young swept the backstroke events, taking the 100 in 48.51 and the 200 in 1:47.07.

Marcos Rico Peng earned a win in the 100 breast (55.86) while Jack Xie won in the 200 fly (1:48.04).

Cal will round out its two-day trip to SoCal with a non-scoring long course competition against UC San Diego at noon on Saturday, Feb. 8. The meet will be held at Southwestern College in Chula Vista.

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USCD Recap

LA JOLLA, Calif. – The University of California, San Diego men’s swimming team wrapped up its first day of competition against California at Canyonview Aquatic Center. Their score against Cal

The competition featured swimmers from Team Elite, post graduate California swimmers and some of the top swimmers in the sport including Jacob Pebley, Tom Shield and Gabby Deluth.

The Tritons started the meet with bang and won the 200-yard Medley Relay with a ppol record time of 1:29.05. Tyler James, Edgar Chin, Lance Freiman and Spencer Daily made up the relay team.

Spencer Daily’s performance was the highlight of the day. He won the first event of the day in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 20.34. Later he would pick up a win in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 48.65.

Edgar Chin came in second in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke. His time in the 100 was 55.93 and his 200 time was 2:04.99. Hayden Johnson had a strong race in the 500-yard and finished second with a time of 4:33.04.

The Tritons resume competition and will race long course February 8 at Southwestern College at noon.

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