Stanford Distance, Cal Sprint Depth Leads Pac-12 Day 2 Prelims

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Liam Egan. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The second day of the Pac-12 Men’s Championships is underway with three morning prelim events.

DAY 2 PRELIMS RESULTS

500 Free

Stanford’s Liam Egan took the top seed in the 500 free, finishing in 4:15.61, leading a 1-2-3-4 finish for the Cardinal. Teammate Johann Calloni took the second seed at 4:17.22, followed by Grant Shoults (4:17.47) and Matthew Hirschberger (4:17.50).

Egan was two seconds ahead, but the next three Stanford swimmers finished less than half a second apart. Stanford’s James Murphy also took the seventh seed (4:18.53).

Cal’s Sean Grieshop took the fifth seed (4:17.87), followed by teammate Nick Norman (4:18.16). Arizona’s Brendan Meyer took the eighth seed (4:19.05).

Event 6  Men 500 Yard Freestyle
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         NCAA: N 4:08.42  3/23/2017 Clark Smith, Texas
       Pac-12: M 4:08.92  2009      Jean Basson, ARIZ
 Pac 12 Champ: P 4:10.67  2017      Grant Shoults, STAN
                 4:12.49  A Standard
                 4:24.99  B Standard
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Egan, Liam       SR STAN-PC           4:14.03    4:15.61 qB     
                 23.67        48.89 (25.22)
        1:14.29 (25.40)     1:39.74 (25.45)
        2:05.28 (25.54)     2:31.13 (25.85)
        2:57.04 (25.91)     3:23.21 (26.17)
        3:49.57 (26.36)     4:15.61 (26.04)
  2 Calloni, Johann  FR STAN-PC           4:16.60    4:17.22 qB     
                 24.09        50.15 (26.06)
        1:16.29 (26.14)     1:42.41 (26.12)
        2:08.61 (26.20)     2:34.54 (25.93)
        3:00.21 (25.67)     3:26.38 (26.17)
        3:52.35 (25.97)     4:17.22 (24.87)
  3 Shoults, Grant   SO STAN-PC           4:11.34    4:17.47 qB     
                 24.06        50.14 (26.08)
        1:16.31 (26.17)     1:42.97 (26.66)
        2:09.48 (26.51)     2:36.09 (26.61)
        3:02.44 (26.35)     3:28.54 (26.10)
        3:54.28 (25.74)     4:17.47 (23.19)
  4 Hirschberger, M  FR STAN-PC           4:19.32    4:17.50 qB     
                 23.58        48.89 (25.31)
        1:14.74 (25.85)     1:40.70 (25.96)
        2:06.71 (26.01)     2:32.74 (26.03)
        2:58.79 (26.05)     3:25.12 (26.33)
        3:51.58 (26.46)     4:17.50 (25.92)
  5 Grieshop, Sean   FR CAL-PC            4:16.36    4:17.87 qB     
                 23.72        49.26 (25.54)
        1:15.51 (26.25)     1:41.55 (26.04)
        2:07.78 (26.23)     2:33.88 (26.10)
        3:00.00 (26.12)     3:26.26 (26.26)
        3:52.39 (26.13)     4:17.87 (25.48)
  6 Norman, Nick     JR CAL-PC            4:18.19    4:18.16 qB     
                 23.65        49.25 (25.60)
        1:15.09 (25.84)     1:40.91 (25.82)
        2:06.90 (25.99)     2:32.99 (26.09)
        2:59.18 (26.19)     3:25.65 (26.47)
        3:51.90 (26.25)     4:18.16 (26.26)
  7 Murphy, James    SO STAN-PC           4:20.52    4:18.53 qB     
                 23.86        49.49 (25.63)
        1:15.24 (25.75)     1:41.28 (26.04)
        2:07.69 (26.41)     2:33.98 (26.29)
        3:00.38 (26.40)     3:26.69 (26.31)
        3:52.93 (26.24)     4:18.53 (25.60)
  8 Meyer, Brendan   SO U of A-AZ         4:20.64    4:19.05 qB     
                 24.11        50.27 (26.16)
        1:16.54 (26.27)     1:43.00 (26.46)
        2:09.30 (26.30)     2:35.67 (26.37)
        3:01.82 (26.15)     3:28.12 (26.30)
        3:54.03 (25.91)     4:19.05 (25.02)

200 IM

Cal and Stanford each put four swimmers in the final of the 200 IM and it went in groups of twos.

Matthew Josa took the top seed (1:42.08) for the Golden Bears, followed by teammate Andrew Seliskar (1:42.39).

Then it was the Stanford duo of Curtis Ogren (1:44.25) and Abrahm DeVine (1:44.31) going 4-5.

Cal’s Trenton Julian (1:44.59) and Michael Thomas (1:44.60) went 5-6 and Stanford’s Alex Liang (1:44.81) and Jack Walsh (1:44.96) went 7-8.

Event 7  Men 200 Yard IM
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         NCAA: N 1:39.38  3/26/2015 David Nolan, STAN
       Pac-12: M 1:39.38  2015      Dave Nolan, STAN
 Pac 12 Champ: P 1:40.07  2015      Dave Nolan, STAN
                 1:41.88  A Standard
                 1:49.09  B Standard
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Josa, Matthew    SR CAL-PC            1:44.34    1:42.08 qB     
                 21.48        47.41 (25.93)
        1:16.68 (29.27)     1:42.08 (25.40)
  2 Seliskar, Andre  JR CAL-PC            1:42.46    1:42.39 qB     
                 22.34        48.82 (26.48)
        1:17.83 (29.01)     1:42.39 (24.56)
  3 Ogren, Curtis    SR STAN-PC           1:49.05    1:44.25 qB     
                 23.10        49.34 (26.24)
        1:18.80 (29.46)     1:44.25 (25.45)
  4 DeVine, Abrahm   JR STAN-PC           1:41.99    1:44.31 qB     
                 22.20        47.56 (25.36)
        1:17.71 (30.15)     1:44.31 (26.60)
  5 Julian, Trenton  FR CAL-PC            1:47.28    1:44.59 qB     
                 22.28        48.98 (26.70)
        1:19.79 (30.81)     1:44.59 (24.80)
  6 Thomas, Michael  JR CAL-PC            1:42.83    1:44.60 qB     
                 22.61        48.50 (25.89)
        1:19.49 (30.99)     1:44.60 (25.11)
  7 Liang, Alex      FR STAN-PC           1:45.21    1:44.81 qB     
                 22.88        48.75 (25.87)
        1:19.54 (30.79)     1:44.81 (25.27)
  8 Walsh, Jack      JR STAN-PC           1:46.57    1:44.96 qB     
                 22.74        48.57 (25.83)
        1:19.28 (30.71)     1:44.96 (25.68)

50 Free

Cal’s sprinting depth capped a fast day of prelims as the Golden Bears took the top seed as well as 3-4-5 in the 50 free.

Justin Lynch took the top seed in 19.10, followed by USC’s Santo Condorelli (19.22).

Cal’s Pawel Sendyk (19.33), Michael Jensen (19.36) and Ryan Hoffer (10.46) went 3-4-5.

Stanford’s Alberto Mestre (19.51), took the sixth seed, followed by Arizona’s Chatham Dobbs (19.52) and USC’s Dylan Carter (19.56).

Event 8  Men 50 Yard Freestyle
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         NCAA: N 18.20  3/24/2016 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
       Pac-12: M 18.63  2013      Vladimir Morozov, USC
 Pac 12 Champ: P 18.80  2014      Brad Tandy, ARIZ
                 19.05  A Standard
                 20.19  B Standard
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Lynch, Justin    SR CAL-PC              19.27      19.10 qB     
                  9.22         19.10 (9.88)
  2 Condorelli, San  SR USC-CA              19.48      19.22 qB     
                  9.16        19.22 (10.06)
  3 Sendyk, Pawel    SO CAL-PC              19.17      19.33 qB     
                  9.28        19.33 (10.05)
  4 Jensen, Michael  SO CAL-PC              19.36      19.36 qB     
                  9.36        19.36 (10.00)
  5 Hoffer, Ryan     FR CAL-PC              19.13      19.46 qB     
                  9.39        19.46 (10.07)
  6 Mestre, Alberto  FR STAN-PC             19.74      19.51 qB     
                  9.45        19.51 (10.06)
  7 Dobbs, Chatham   JR U of A-AZ           20.07      19.52 qB     
                  9.22        19.52 (10.30)
  8 Carter, Dylan    SR USC-CA              19.58      19.56 qB     
                  9.42        19.56 (10.14)