No. 3 USC Falls To No. 2 Cal, 174-125

    Feb. 7, 2014


    Sophomore diver Collin Pollard posted a pair of springboard wins while senior Dimitri Colupaev and sophomore Maclin Davis each won one race apiece in No. 2 Cal's 174-125 victory over No. 3 USC on Friday (Feb. 7) at the nearly completed Uytengsu Aquatics Center.

    USC fell to 3-1 overall, 2-1 in the Pac-12 while Cal improved to 6-0, 3-0.

    Cal opened the meet with a win in the 200y medley relay in 1:27.00 while Troy's group of senior Chase Bloch, junior Sergio Lujan Rivera, Davis and freshman Santo Condorelli took second in 1:27.85.

    In a back-and-forth battle in the 1000y free, Cal's Jeremy Bagshaw, the nation's fastest swimmer in the event entering the meet, out-touched Trojan junior Cristian Quintero, 9:02.19 to 9:02.24. Quintero led the race with 50 to go but Bagshaw passed him over the final 25.

    Colupaev captured USC's first win of the day with a 1:37.04 in the 200y free. Fourth after 50, Coluapev led 50 yards later and held on for the win, outdueling Cal's Trent Williams to the wall (1:37.46).

    The Bears' Ryan Murphy (46.95) and Jacob Pebley (48.26), both top 12 in the 100y back this year, went 1-2 in the race with Trojan freshman Dylan Carter third (48.86).

    Cal's Chuck Katis hit the wall first to win the 100y breast (54.70), 0.49 off the pool record, while Trojan sophomore Morten Klarskov took second (55.73). The Bears' Marcin Tarczynski then took first in the 200y fly in 1:45.79, safely ahead of USC second-place finisher Cary Wright (1:47.30). Cal's Henry Chung claimed first in the 50y free (20.56).



    In diving, competed last week with the women's teams in Los Angeles, Pollard, a transfer from Cal, won the 1-meter with 327.35 while Trojan junior Jordan Gear was second (312.00). Pollard (329.40) and Gear (304.60) went 1-2 on 3-meter as well.

    Following the diving break, Cal's Tyler Messerschmidt beat the field to the wall in the 100y free with a 44.13 while Colupaev touched second (44.36) and Condorelli finished third (44.81).

    Murphy (1:43.52) and Pebley (1:44.46) went 1-2 again in the 200y back with Wright finishing third (1:49.08) and Bear Josh Prenot followed with a win in the 200y breast in 1:59.22 with Katis second (1:59.73) and Trojan Ridge Altman third (2:03.12).

    Bagshaw came back in the 500y free to win going away in 4:21.19 while Quintero finished second in 4:29.06 and freshman Reed Malone finished third (4:31.04).

    Davis disrupted the string of Cal swim wins with a 47.53 in the 100y fly, comfortably ahead of Cal's Tarczynski's 48.36.

    Prenot won again to close the individual events with a 3:51.93 in the 400y IM with teammate Adam Hinshaw second (3:55.62) while Wright took third (4:00.01).

    USC, defending NCAA and Pac-12 champion in the 400y free relay (though no longer featuring record-holder Vladimir Morozov), won the event to close today's meet as Quintero, Condorelli, Carter and Colupaev won in 2:56.13, just 0.83 off the pool record. Colupaev held off a charging Seth Stubblefield as Cal finished second in 2:56.45.