Stanford and USC Battle For Top Spots In Final Day Of The 2016 Pac 12 Championships

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Day four of the 2016 Pac 12 Men’s Championships continued with fast swims across the board.


  • 200 BACK
  • 100 FREE
  • 200 BREAST
  • 200 FLY

200 BACK

Patrick Mulcare of USC delivered the top time in prelims of the 200 back, stopping the clock at a sizzling 1:40.22.

Stanford’s Patrick Conaton placed second in prelims with a time of 1:40.85, shaving 2.41 seconds off his entry time of 1:43.26.

Thane Maudslien of Arizona rounded out the top three with a time of 1:41.60 with Stanford’s Ryan Arata finishing close behind with a time of 1:41.66 for fourth.

USC’s Jonathan Knox took fifth in prelims with a 1:41.92, while ASU’s Barkley Perry posted a 1:42.00 for sixth.

Arizona’s Chatham Dobbs and Cal’s Connor Green finished seventh and eighth with a 1:42.47 and 1:43.29.

100 FREE

Stanford’s Sam Perry dashed to the top of the qualifiers list in the 100 free turning in a 42.92 to be the only athlete under the 43-second mark.

Cal’s Justin Lynch and Arizona’s Renny Richmond stopped the clock a slim .02 seconds apart to return as second and third for tonight’s finals. Lynch turned in a 43.08 over Richmond’s 43.10.

The field only narrowed after that with the fourth through sixth place qualifiers posting times within .08 seconds of each other. USC’s Ralf Tribuntsov snagged fourth with a qualifying time of 43.21 while teammate Reed Malone posted a 43.25 for fifth. Richard Bohus of ASU finished sixth with a 43.29.

ASU teammate Tadas Duskinas grabbed seventh with a 43.34 and Stanford’s Spencer DeShon finished eighth in prelims with a 43.46.


Steven Stumph of USC blasted to a 1:53.61 in prelims to return as tonight’s top qualifier in the 200 breaststroke. Stumph succeeded in shaving 3.09 seconds off his entry time of 1:56.70.

ASU’s Christian Lorenz posted the second fastest time of the morning, qualifying for tonight’s finals with a time of 1:55.03, while third went to Stanford’s Matt Anderson and his time of 1:55.24.

Cal teammates Matt Whittle and Hunter Cobleigh grabbed fourth and fifth respectively. Whittle stopped the clock at a 1:55.52 over Cobleigh’s 1:55.59.

Gage Crosby of Arizona and Morten Klarskov of USC tied for sixth after both stopping the clock at a 1:56.13, while Arizona’s Blair Bish rounded out the top eight with a 1:56.23.

200 FLY

Arizona’s Justin Wright turned in the top time in the 200 fly with a 1:42.19, while Stanford’s Gray Umbach finished second with a time of 1:42.41.

Andrew Seliskar of Cal finished third in prelims with a time of 1:43.58 just ahead of Stanford’s Jimmy Yoder (1:43.62).

Patrick Park of ASU grabbed fifth with a time of 1:43.72, while Cal’s Long Gutierrez was sixth with a 1:44.17.

Arizona’s Rasmus Skjaerpe (1:44.56) and Stanford’s Abrahm DeVine (1:44.77) finished seventh and eighth respectively.


Ted Miciau of Stanford holds a narrow lead after prelims of platform diving with a score of 365.10.

ASU’s Heikki Makikallio finished second in prelims with a 362.05, while Utah’s Jake Crayne turned in a score of 356.75 to return as third tonight.

USC’s Dash Enos posted a score of 347.25 for fourth over Stanford’s Tarek Abdelghany’s 341.25.

Arizona’s Dominic Ricotta (339.55), USC’s Collin Pollard (331.90), and USC’s Deon Reid (324.60) also made the top eight.