Trojans In Third After Pac-12 Championships Opening Night

    Junior Dylan Carter came within 0.12 of breaking the school record in the 200y free today.
    March 1, 2017


    Junior Dylan Carter turned in a PR 200y free opening leg of the 800y free relay and almost set a record over the distance to highlight the Trojans’ two relays on the first night of the 2017 Pac-12 Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Federal Way, Wash., on Wednesday (March 1).

    Cal won both races and leads after the two-event first night with 80 points and is followed by Stanford (66), USC and Arizona (62 apiece), Arizona State (52) and Utah (52).

    Carter, senior Michael Domagala, sophomore Patrick Mulcare and senior Reed Malone clocked a season-best 6:15.34 for third, 3:27 back of winner Cal and 0.25 behind second-place Stanford.

    Carter’s lead off swim of 1:32.15 was the fastest in the race, 0.01 ahead of ASU’s Cameron Craig. It lowered Carter’s best effort from 1:32.61 and came with 0.12 of Cristian Quintero’s 2015 school record.

    The Trojans almost re-set their school record in the opening 200y medley relay as junior Ralf Tribuntsov, sophomores Carsten Vissering and Kyle Grissom and junior Santo Condorelli took fourth in 1:23.98, 0.08 off the school record.

    The meet continues Thursday through Saturday with prelims at 11a.m. and finals at 6 p.m. each day.