The streak continues

By Tadzio Garcia Stanford University won its 31st straight title at the 2012 Pac-12 Men’s Swimming Championships held at East Los Angeles College, Feb. 29 through March 3. No. 3-ranked Stanford overcame upset bids by defending national champion Cal, which placed second and the University of Arizona, the top-ranked team in the country, which placed third. “We came to swim our fastest times that would qualify for the NCAA Championships….

March 14, 2012

Pac-12 Championships, day three

By Tadzio Garcia There was no change in the overall team standings at the Pac-12 Men’s Swimming Championships on the third day of competition at East Los Angeles College. Stanford University however increased its lead over the rest of the field. Stanford was led by freshmen Dave Nolan, who won the 100-yard backstroke and Drew Cosgarea who won the 400 individual medley. Cosgarea led a Cardinal sweep of the 400…

March 3, 2012

Pac-12 Championships, day one

By Tadzio Garcia Stanford University is in first place, by two points, after the first day of the Pac-12 Men’s Swimming Championships at East Los Angeles College. The University of California, Berkeley is in second place; just two points shy of Stanford’s lead of 74 points. The country’s fifth-ranked team, the University of Southern California, is in third place. Day 1 consisted of preliminaries and finals in the 200-yard medley relay…

March 1, 2012

Pac-12 comes to ELAC

By Tadzio Garcia The NCAA Division I Pacific-12 Conference will host their men’s swimming championships for four days at the East Los Angeles Swim Center beginning Wednesday at 6 p.m. Wednesday’s agenda includes the 50-yard, 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle races as well as the 200-yard individual medley freestyle. Preliminaries and standard times trials begin on Thursday through Saturday,at 11 a.m. Evening finals begin at 6 p.m. each night. Admission is…

February 27, 2012