NCAA Division I Men’s Championships: USC Edges NC State for 400 Free Relay Crown

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Southern California edged NC State for the men’s 400-yard free relay title to close out the NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.

USC’s Cristian Quintero, Santo Condorelli, Ralf Tribuntsov and Dylan Carter put up a time of 2:47.06 for the victory.  Meanwhile, NC State’s Ryan Held, Simonas Bilis, Soeren Dahl and David Williams took second in 2:47.14.

That’s just a .08 second difference, but doesn’t break the NCAA record for the closest 400-yard free relay in men’s NCAA history.

Texas downed Auburn in 1981 by just .03 seconds, 2:54.84 to 2:54.87.

California’s Tyler Messerschmidt, Seth Stubblefield, Fabio Gimondi and Ryan Murphy earned third overall in 2:48.15.

That’s USC’s ninth victory in the 400-yard free relay.

Other wins:

1960 Southern California (Donald Redington, Robert Mounton, Lance Larson, Jon Henrichs), 3:18.5
1966 Southern California (John Gilchrist, John Lambert, Ken Krueger, Roy Saari), 3:08.05
1969 Southern California (Dan Frawley, Russ Kidder, Frank Heckl, Don Havens), 3:02.77
1970 Southern California (Mark Mader, Mike Weston, Dan Frawley, Frank Heckl), 3:03.91
1971 Southern California (Kim Tutt, James McConica, Michael Weston, Frank Heckl), 3:02.38
1976 Southern California (Joe Bottom, Bruce Furniss, John Naber, Scott Findorff), 2:57.54
1977 Southern California (Bruce Furniss, Mark Greenwood, Scott Findorff, Joe Bottom), 2:55.28
2013 Southern California (Cristian Quintero, Dimitri Colupaev, Jack Wagner, Vlad Morozov), 2:48.33

  1 Southern Califor              2:48.24    2:47.06         40  
     1) Quintero, Cristian SR         2) r:+0.34 Condorelli, Santo SO 
     3) r:+0.41 Tribuntsov, Ralf FR   4) r:+0.13 Carter, Dylan SO     
    r:+0.69  20.31        42.39 (42.39)
        1:02.18 (19.79)     1:24.11 (41.72)
        1:43.65 (19.54)     2:05.75 (41.64)
        2:25.47 (19.72)     2:47.06 (41.31)
  2 NC State                      2:49.18    2:47.14         34  
     1) Held, Ryan FR                 2) r:+0.33 Bilis, Simonas JR    
     3) r:+0.15 Dahl, Soeren SO       4) r:+0.12 Williams, David SR   
    r:+0.68  20.30        42.45 (42.45)
        1:01.84 (19.39)     1:23.56 (41.11)
        1:43.03 (19.47)     2:05.59 (42.03)
        2:25.22 (19.63)     2:47.14 (41.55)
  3 California                    2:48.28    2:48.15         32  
     1) Messerschmidt, Tyler JR       2) r:+0.13 Stubblefield, Seth SR
     3) r:+0.23 Gimondi, Fabio SR     4) r:+0.19 Murphy, Ryan SO      
    r:+0.71  20.63        42.83 (42.83)
        1:02.92 (20.09)     1:24.77 (41.94)
        1:44.81 (20.04)     2:07.01 (42.24)
        2:26.24 (19.23)     2:48.15 (41.14)
  4 Texas                         2:50.96    2:49.10         30  
     1) Ellis, Matt JR                2) r:+0.32 Conger, Jack SO      
     3) r:+0.27 Darmody, Kip SR       4) r:+0.21 Schooling, Joseph FR 
    r:+0.70  20.60        42.72 (42.72)
        1:02.69 (19.97)     1:24.89 (42.17)
        1:44.99 (20.10)     2:07.36 (42.47)
        2:26.79 (19.43)     2:49.10 (41.74)
  5 Stanford                      2:50.52    2:49.39         28  
     1) Perry, Sam FR                 2) r:+0.34 Nolan, David SR      
     3) r:+0.17 Kremer, Tom JR        4) r:+0.19 Stephens, Thomas SR  
    r:+0.62  20.33        43.08 (43.08)
        1:02.95 (19.87)     1:24.57 (41.49)
        1:44.56 (19.99)     2:06.80 (42.23)
        2:26.94 (20.14)     2:49.39 (42.59)
  6 Michigan                      2:49.39    2:49.73         26  
     1) Powers, Paul FR               2) r:+0.03 Glanda, Justin SR    
     3) r:+0.32 Nielsen, Ander Lie JR 4) r:+0.19 Ortiz, Bruno SR      
    r:+0.67  20.27        43.10 (43.10)
        1:02.68 (19.58)     1:25.76 (42.66)
        1:45.99 (20.23)     2:08.37 (42.61)
        2:27.66 (19.29)     2:49.73 (41.36)
  7 Auburn                        2:50.49    2:51.17         24  
     1) Mendes, Arthur JR             2) r:+0.16 Molacek, Jacob FR    
     3) r:+0.21 Duderstadt, Mihael SO 4) r:+0.39 Darmody, Kyle SO     
    r:+0.70  20.40        43.31 (43.31)
        1:03.34 (20.03)     1:26.30 (42.99)
        1:46.27 (19.97)     2:09.02 (42.72)
        2:28.87 (19.85)     2:51.17 (42.15)
  8 Louisville                    2:51.48    2:51.26         22  
     1) Lindenbauer, Matthias SO      2) r:+0.11 Carroll, Trevor SO   
     3) r:+0.39 Dahlia, Thomas SR     4) r:+0.47 Edelen, Rudy SR      
    r:+0.70  20.96        43.50 (43.50)
        1:03.61 (20.11)     1:26.33 (42.83)
        1:46.67 (20.34)     2:08.68 (42.35)
        2:28.87 (20.19)     2:51.26 (42.58)
  1. Texas                             528   2. California                        399
  3. Michigan                          312   4. Southern Cali                     278
  5. Florida                           248   6. Stanford                          209
  7. Georgia                         208.5   8. NC State                        199.5
  9. Auburn                            182  10. Alabama                           176
 11. Missouri                        132.5  12. Indiana                           126
 13. Arizona                         125.5  14. Tennessee                         111
 15. Louisville                      105.5  16. Ohio St                            90
 17. Purdue                             75  18. UNC                              52.5
 19. South Carolina                     51  20. Miami (Fl)                         49
 21. Wisconsin                          48  22. Univ of Utah                     40.5
 23. Brigham Young                      30  24. Penn St                            27
 25. Minnesota                          24  26. Unlv (M)                           20
 26. Florida St                         20  28. Georgia Tech                       19
 29. Wku                                18  29. Northwestern                       18
 31. Virginia Tech                      17  32. Denver                             12
 33. Notre Dame                          8  33. Virginia                            8
 35. Iowa                                7  36. Penn                                6
 37. University of Hawaii                5  38. Texas A&M                         4.5
 39. Southern Methodist University       2  39. Yale                                2

2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships, Live Results – Results