California sweeps day one of Pac-12 Men's Swimming Championship
Federal Way, Wash. - California took the lead after the first day of competition at the Pac-12 Men’s Swimming Championships, held at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash. The Golden Bears won the 200-yard medley relay and 800-yard freestyle relay and are second place with162 points. Through the first five events, USC takes the lead with a score of 177 after the Trojans collected five top-three finishes at the Men’s Diving Championship last week.
200-yard Medley Relay
• California opened the 2018 Championships with a win. The quad of Daniel Carr, Connor Hoppe, Justin Lynch and Ryan Hoffer clocked a time of 1:23.14.
• Arizona took second in a time of 1:24.32 with the team of Thomas Anderson, Matthew Salerno, Chatham Dobbs, and Chad Idensohn.
• USC came in third in 124.43 with Robert Glinta, Carsten Vissering, Santo Condorelli, and Ralf Tribuntsov.
• All three times are good enough for an NCAA A qualifying time as well as Stanford’s 1.24.73 in fourth place and Arizona State earned a B cut at 1:24.97.
800-yard Freestyle Relay
• California ended the day victorious in both relays. The Bears bested the Sun Devils by a little over three seconds for a smooth finish. The team of Andrew Seliskar, Michael Thomas, Zheng Quah and Michael Jensen earned an NCAA A cut at 6:13.30
• The only team in the relay composed of all underclassmen, ASU’s Cameron Craig, Grant House, Evan Carlson, and Dylan Boyd finished second at 6:16.57
• Stanford finished third with 6:17.98 with the squad of Abrahm DeVine, Liam Egan, James Murphy, and Grant Shoults clocked a time fast enough for an NCAA A qualifying time.
Team Scores Through Event 5
1. USC - 177
2. California 162
3. Stanford – 156
4. Arizona State - 134
5. Utah - 125
5. Arizona - 62
Competition resumes on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. PT with the preliminary rounds of the 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard individual medley and 50-yard freestyle. The finals session for the morning session events plus the 200-yard freestyle relay (timed final) will begin at 6 p.m. PT.
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