March 5, 2013
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - Stanford went without a win but held on to second place through day three of the Pac-12 Conference Men's Swimming Championships at the King County Aquatic Center. Cal remained atop the leaderboard at the end of Tuesday's events with 583 points as Stanford (520) and USC (404.5) rounded out the top three.
"We finished up the day with some great swims and many promising swims," Goldman Family Director of Men's Swimming Ted Knapp said. "We're very excited for tomorrow and the remainder of the championship season."
Third place went to Matt Thompson in the 400 individual medley on the heels of a 3:45.82 performance. Drew Cosgarea (3:44.40) shaved nearly five seconds off his morning swim for ninth. Bryan Offutt (3:46.30) was 10th overall and Mason Shaw (3:48.39) was 11th.
Aaron Wayne (46.60) and Mack Montgomery (48.21) contributed a 14th-place finish.
David Nolan stretched out for a second-place 46.38 in the 100 back.
Matthew Swanston (47.80) was ninth and Will Gunderson (48.24) was 11th in the 100 back.
Stanford streaked through the 400 medley relay with a 3:08.08, which was good for an NCAA A-cut. The duties went to Nolan, Shaw, Umbach and Wayne.
The meet concludes Wednesday starting at 11 a.m. (PT) with preliminaries. The finals start at 6 p.m. The day's events will include the 1,650 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly and the 400 free relay.
Live results will be available at GoStanford.com.