Relay Records Fall Against USC
BERKELEY, Calif. – California opened and closed Saturday's dual meet at Spieker Aquatics Complex against USC in the same fashion – setting a pool record in a relay – as the Golden Bears went on to defeat the Trojans, 107-76.
In the first event of the day, the foursome of Daniel Carr, Reece Whitley, Ryan Hoffer and Björn Seeliger covered the 200-yard medley relay in 1:24.62, shaving 0.19 seconds off the old mark set in 2019. A little over an hour later, the quartet of Hoffer, Carr, Destin Lasco and Seeliger completed the 400 free relay in 2:50.09, a nearly three-second improvement over the previous record (2:52.87 from 2005).
In between, Cal captured four of the seven individual races, including 1-2-3 sweeps in the 500 free and 200 breast.
Zach Yeadon was the first to claim a first-place finish when he out-dueled teammate Sean Grieshop in the 500 free. Yeadon touched the wall in 4:22.21, with Grieshop right behind in 4:23.07. Then, Whitley cruised to an almost five-second win in the 200 breast, finishing 1:53.75 to runner-up Hugo González's 1:58.39.
Carr won the 200 back in 1:43.23, and Seeliger took the 50 free in 19.42 to round out the Bears' list of victors on the day.
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