March 4, 2013
FEDERAL WAY, WASH. -Bolstered by several solid swims - including Pac-12 runner-up finishes by junior Marcin Tarczynski (200 IM), sophomore Adam Hinshaw (500 free) and the 200 free relay (junior Shayne Fleming, sophomore Fabio Gimondi, freshman Nick Dillinger, sophomore Seth Stubblefield) - the Cal men's swimming and diving team remains in first place Monday (March 4) at the 2013 Pac-12 Championships in Federal Way, Wash.
The Golden Bears, the defending 2011 and 2012 NCAA team champions, have garnered 298.5 points, ahead of second place Stanford (278) and third place USC (218).
Tarczynski, the defending 2012 NCAA champion in the 200 IM, swam an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 1:43.10 at the Pac-12 meet, while freshman Josh Prenot was third (1:43.73) and senior Ben Hinshaw was fourth (1:45.10).
In the 500 free, Adam Hinshaw produced a mark of 4:18.08, and junior Jeremy Bagshaw finished third with a time of 4:18.65. Another top individual finish for Cal on Monday night was sophomore Seth Stubblefield placing third in the 50 free with a time of 19.64.
Finally, the Bears' 200 free relay clocked in with a time of 1:17.76 for their second place finish.
"Our guys did a nice job of racing tonight," said Cal coach David Durden. "It was a nice swim by Shayne Fleming to lead-off our 200 free relay, which was faster than his individual swim, and Seth Stubblefield had a nice split at the end of that relay. We will have to be on point tomorrow morning with a good session."
On Tuesday, Cal swimmers will be competing in the 400 IM, the 100 fly, the 200 free, the 100 breast and the 100 back. Bear senior Tom Shields is the defending Pac-12 champion in the 100 fly and was the 2012 conference runner-up in the 100 back.