California defends Pac-12 Men's Swimming and Diving Title
No. 2 CALIFORNIA claimed the Pac-12 Men's Swimming and Diving Championship team title for the third-straight year and the seventh time in program history. The Bears collected 10 Individual and 4 relay titles to earn a total score of 856 and be crowned champion.
No. 13 ARIZONA made nine podium appearances propelling it to a second-place finish with a total score of 578. Junior Brooks Fail capped off an impressive week for the Wildcats taking first in the 1650-yard freestyle with the second-fastest time in the country this year (14:44.60). No. 16 STANFORD claimed third place with a score of 573.5 thanks to standout Zach Poti and a notable headstart from Conor Casey, who won two of three diving titles the week prior.
No. 10 ARIZONA STATE came in third with a score of 567, No. 25 Utah earned fifth with a score of 384, and No. 21 USC posted a score of 318.5 to take sixth.
• Arizona’s Brooks Fail claimed the Wildcats’ first Pac-12 title in the 1650-yard freestyle with a mark of 14:44.60, the second-fastest time in the Conference this season.
• Cal’s Sean Grieshop placed second with a time of 14:41.09 and Stanford’s Grant Shoults took third (14:52.09).
• All three times are good for an NCAA ‘B’ Cut.
• California’s Daniel Carr earned his fourth Pac-12 title of the week with the fourth-fastest time in the country and a new Pac-12 Championship record.
• Zach Poti of Arizona State claimed second place with the second-fastest time in the Conference this season(1:39.31).
• Cal’s Hugo Gonzalez earned a mark of 1:39.66, the third-fastest time the league has seen this season.
• Carr’s time was good for an NCAA ‘A’ cut and Poti and Gonzales’ time were both good for ‘B’ cuts.
• Ryan Hoffer of California collected his third Pac-12 titles recording the second-fastest in the nation this season (41.45).
• Arizona State’s Carter Swift took second, posting the eighth-fastest time in the country this year (42.05)
• Arizona’s Marin Ercegovic claimed third place with a 42.31 mark, the third-fastest time in the league this year.
• Hoffer earned an NCAA ‘A’ cut and Swift and Ercegovic earned ‘B’ cuts.
• Cal’s Reece Whitley took first place in the 100 Breast, posting the fastest in the country this season (1:49.85)
• Stanford’s Daniel Roy and Brennan Pastorek claimed second and third place, respectively with the fourth- and fifth-fastest times in the league this season.
• Whitley recorded an NCAA ‘A’ cut time and Roy and Ercegovic earned ‘B’ cuts.
• Cal’s Zheng Quah earned his third-straight 200 fly title beating out the Pac-12 Championship record he set last season with an NCAA ‘A’ standard time of 1:39.15.
• Fellow Bear Julian Trenton took second with the second-fastest time in the league this season (1:40.78).
• Arizona’s Brooks Fail earned third place with a 1:42.93 mark.
400-yard Freestyle Relay
• Bears Michael Jensen, Pawek Sendyk, Carr and Hoffer topped the Pac-12 Championship record (2:46.92) to take first place in the 400 free relay.
• Arizona State’s Evan Carlson, Cody Bybee, Jack Dolan and Swift claimed second place with a time of 2:47.24.
• Arizona’s Jorge Iga, Noah Reid, Thomas Anderson and Ercegovic earned third place with a 2:51.05 mark.
• All three teams posted NCAA ‘A’ cut finishes.
1. California - 856
2. Arizona - 578
3. Stanford - 573.5
4. Arizona State - 567
5. Utah - 384
6. USC - 318.5