By Jordan Parry, SDA Media Relations
FEDERAL WAY, Wash.--Day two of the men’s swimming and diving Pac-12 Championships came to a close Thursday night, and aided in part by a fourth place finish in the 200 freestyle relay, Arizona State was able to make a leap into 6th with a total of 100 points.
The relay team consisting of Richard Bohus, Alex Coci, Tadas Duskinas and Thomaz Martins touched in with a time of 1:18.68, a mark good enough for an NCAA B-cut. Also impressive, the group bested the swimmers of Stanford, who currently sit in second place after two days of competition. The finish for Arizona State also carries implications moving forward, as Duskinas and Martins are both only freshman on this year’s squad and are competing in their first Pac-12 Championships of their collegiate careers.
Another freshman, Richard Bohus, also put together a solid swim in the 50 free. His time notched an NCAA B-cut as well, finishing with a time of 20.09 in the B-Final, good enough for 16th place and just .02 seconds off of 15th. Duskinas finished 21st in the C-Final of the same event with a time of 20.12, also obtaining a B-cut time.
The 500 free saw a pair of Sun Devil seniors hit the water in the C-Final. Alex Palumbo came in with a time of 4:25.81, earning him a 19th place result, while Ryan Glander brought home a 22nd place, swimming a 4:29.24 mark.
In the 200 IM, Zac Dalby and Kyle Sockwell stuck together and finished in 22nd and 23rd, respectively in the C-Final. Dalby obtained a time of 1:49.26 while Sockwell swam a 1:49.60.
The Pac-12 Championships take back to the water on Friday beginning at noon MT with preliminaries of the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast and 100 back. At 7:00 p.m., the Final swims will begin for the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 back, 100 breast and 400 medley relay.