Cal Poly Pac-12 Recap

The Cal Poly Mustangs and the rest of the Pac-12 Conference competed at East Los Angeles College Swim Center last Wednesday through Saturday in the 2012 Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships.

For a recap of Cal Poly’s performance on Wednesday, the opening day of the meet, click here.

On Thursday, the Cal Poly squad of freshmen Mackey Hopen and Christian Renfro, sophomore Drew Casier, and junior Omar Dwidar placed eighth in the 200-yard freestyle relay. They posted a time of 1 minute, 23.78 seconds.

On Friday, sophomore distance swimmer Konrad Antoniuk placed 19th in the 400 individual medley with a time of 3:58.38. He was followed closely by teammate Carter Price. The freshman placed 24th with a 4:04.76.

Also placing in Friday night’s bonus finals was sophomore Joseph Wasko, who posted a time of 50.60 in the 100 butterfly to place 24th. Renfro also placed in the 200 freestyle by swimming it in 1:38.21. He earned 18th place.

There was a trio of Mustangs competing in the 100 breaststroke Friday night. Hopen swam in the consolation final and finished 16th with a time of 56.22. In the bonus final, freshman Jimmy Deiparine and Dwidar recorded times of 56.73 and 57.21, respectively.

The 400 medley relay closed out Friday’s finals session. The Mustangs placed eighth by swimming a 3:24.58. The relay was composed of Wasko, Deiparine, freshman Jesse McWhirk, and Renfro.

One of the strongest events of the meet for Cal Poly was the 1,650 freestyle, which took place on Saturday. Antoniuk finished 13th, the highest placing for a a Mustang for an individual event in the meet. His time was 15:35.01. Price placed 20th with a 15:55.20, and was followed closely by teammate Adrian Brynnel, a sophomore. Brynnel posted a 15:56.21. Freshman Cameron Johnson put up a 16:37.91 to finish in 22nd place.

Later Saturday night, Deiparine and freshman Tyler Pickett swam in the bonus heat of the 200 breaststroke. They placed 17th and 21st with times of 2:05.50 and 2:10.49, respectively.

The final event of the meet was the 400 freestyle relay. Dwidar, Hopen, Renfro, and Casier teamed to finish the race in 3:04.55, an eighth place finish.

In the team standings, the Mustangs finished in eighth place with 120 points.

Stanford University won its 31st straight Pac-12 title with 939.5 points. The runner-up was defending national champion UC Berkley, with 808 points. The final team standings are below.

1. Stanford University: 939.5

2. UC Berkeley: 808

3. University of Arizona: 543

4. University of Southern California: 517

5. University of Utah: 258.5

6. UC Santa Barbara: 251.5

7. Arizona State University: 221.5

8. Cal Poly: 120

For complete results for the men’s Pac-12 Swimming and Diving Championship meet, click here.

The 2012 Men’s NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships will take place at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Seattle, Wash., March 22-24.


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