Stanford Men Hold Off USC — Barely

Sam Perry. Photo Courtesy: Andy Ringgold

The No. 4 Stanford men survived a close call against No. 10 USC, beating the Trojans, 151.5-148, in a Pac-12 dual meet on Saturday, despite 10 event wins by USC>

The Cardinal (5-0, 4-0 Pac-12) fell behind early with second place in the 200-yard medley relay. Ryan Dudzinski, Matt Anderson, Andrew Liang and Sam Perry swam 1:26.02 and were narrowly edged by the Trojans (6-2, 2-2).

Johannes Calloni (9:07:13) won the 1000 free. Brad Zdroik (1:45.19) won the 200-yard butterfly.

The day started with a brief ceremony honoring the senior Trojan swimmers and divers before their final home meet. The seniors recognized were All-Americans Santo Condorelli, Dylan Carter, Ralf Tribuntsov and Dashiell Enos, as well as Pawel Furtek, Jon Knox, Jason O’Brien and Dylan Marin.

The Trojans got off to a great start, winning the 200y medley relay. Freshman Robert Glinta, junior Carsten Vissering and seniors Carter and Condorelli won the relay with a total time of 1:25.44, a season-best for the Trojans in this event. They were led by anchor Condorelli’s 19.35.

Carter helped his team in a big way again in the 200y free, winning with a time of 1:36.07. Glinta followed suit in the 100 back, winning in 46.16. Patrick Mulcare placed second in this race at 47.43. Vissering kept things on track for USC, winning the 100 breast in 53.41. Condorelli captured first place in the 50y free with a time of 19.73. Carter came through yet again, winning the 100y free in 44.16. This was followed up by a Mulcare win in the 200y back in 1:42.24.

Henry Fusaro, Enos, and Marin combined for a sweep of 1-meter springboard with scores of 338.33, 319.88, and 301.05 respectively. Mulcare then won the 200y IM for his second first-place effort of the day. Finally, in the final event of the day, the 400y free, Carter, Tribuntsov, Justin Nguyen and Glinta grabbed first place in 2:56.06. Nguyen led the way with a 20.80 time.

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Author: Daniel D'Addona

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Dan D'Addona is the lead college swim writer for Swimming World. He has covered swimming at all levels since 2003, including the NCAA championships, USA nationals, Duel in the Pool and Olympic trials. He is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a graduate of Central Michigan University. He currently lives in Holland, Michigan, where he also is the Sports Editor at The Holland Sentinel.

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