Cal Men wins 17 of 18 swimming races en route to fourth consecutive Pac-12 title

MEN’S PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021

On Wednesday, the Cal Bears were dominant in the group by winning their fourth consecutive Pac-12 men’s title in Houston, beating runner-up Stanford Cardinal by 182 points. This is the eighth conference title of the Bears in the history of the program and the sixth under the guidance of coach Dave Durden.

After sitting in fifth place after the diving portion of the bout, Cal gradually erased the deficit by winning every swimming event in the first two days of competition, finally finishing 17/18 in the pool, including cleaning all five relays. .

Cal finished with a total of 970 points, followed by Stanford (788) and Arizona (644). Despite the absence of Arizona State, which opted for redshirts all season, this was not a record score for the Bears. It is still the third highest since 2000, behind Stanford’s 990.5 in 2007 and Cal’s 971 in 2018.

The team was led by a stellar senior class that included Ryan Hoffer, Trenton Julian, Daniel Carr, Bryce Mefford, Sean Grieshop and Zach Yeadon.

Hoffer was named Swimmer of the Meet by sweeping his individual events for the second consecutive year, winning the 50 free, 100 free and 100 fly for 60 …

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