Bears take care of business against the Pacific

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Destin Lasco won two events as the Golden Bears beat the Pacific Thursday at the Spieker Aquatics Center.

Cal wins all 14 doubles events with Tigers

BERKELEY- The No. 1-ranked California men’s swim team won all 14 events and easily beat the Pacific with a 179.5-88.5 victory Thursday afternoon at the Spieker Aquatics Complex.

Cal finished the meet taking first and second place in the 200 medley relay (1:26.19) and 200 freestyle relay (1:22.14). The Bears had strong performances throughout the day, taking first and second place in all but one race. The strong performance was highlighted Destiny Lasco who won the 200 freestyle (1:36.61) and the 200 breaststroke (1:58.24). Gabriel Jet won the 100 backstroke (45.95) and the 400 IM (3:54.29).

Dylan Hawk and Forrest Frazier got the better of their two head-to-head races. Hawk edged Frazier in the winning 50 freestyle with a time of 20.88. Later in the meet, Frazier got the better of Hawk in the 100 butterfly finishing with a time of 49.90.
Within 500 free Jack Meehan took second place Michael Petrides in a great race. Meehan clocked 4:28.02 just ahead of Petrides who finished with a time of 4:28.44.

Tyler Kopp won the 1,000 freestyle (9:19.05). Matthew Jensen won the 100 breaststroke (55.12). Colby Mefford won the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:47.66. Trent Franson won the 100 free (45.79) and Chris Jhong won the 200 backstroke (1:48.48). Forrest Frazier won the 100 butterfly which was run as an exhibition, he finished with a time of 49.90.

Cal 179.5, Pacific 88.5

Relay 200 QN – Bjorn Seeliger, Jacob Soderlund, Liam Bell, Jack Alexis (1:26.19)
1000 free – Tyler Kopp (9:19.05)
200 Free – Destiny Lasco (1:35.61)
100 Return – Gabriel Jet (45.95)
100 Chest – Matthew Jensen (55.12)
200 Fly – Colby Mefford (1:47.66)
50 free – Dylan Falcon (20.88)
100 free – Trent Franson (45.79)
200 Return – Chris Jhong (1:48.48)
200 Chest – Destiny Lasco (1:58.24)
500 Free – Jack Meehan (4:28.02)
100 Flight – Forrest Frazier (49.90)
400 MI – Gabriel Jet (3:54.29)
200 free relays – Dare Pink, Hank Rivers, Sebastian Somerset, Colby Hatton (1:22.14)

The Golden Bears will return to the pool on Nov. 4 when they travel to Stanford, Calif., to compete in the annual Triple Distance meet.

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