Cal posted just one victory on the final day of the Pac-12 men's swimming and diving championships Saturday but came away with its second straight conference title in Federal Way, Wash.
Ryan Murphy won the 200-yard backstroke, helping the Bears amass 786 points in the four-day meet. Stanford was second at 661, followed by USC at 621.
The Cardinal had won 31 consecutive conference titles before falling last season to the Bears.
Stanford (6-8) jumped out to a 5-0 lead and held on for a 5-4 victory over Kansas.
Freshman Cameron Neff allowed just two hits, and Saint Mary's (7-7) beat Penn State 4-0. The right-hander struck out 10.
Six running backs combined to rush 26 times for 177 yards in San Jose State's first scrimmage of spring practice. Thomas Tucker (52 yards) and Jarrod Lawson (20 yards), the Spartans' top two rushers a year ago, led the way.
Lujane Mussadi pitched a shutout as Saint Mary's (9-12) posted a 1-0 win over Lehigh in Los Angeles. Andrea Hazel had an RBI in the sixth inning.
Sahara Sky, trained by Bay Area-based Jerry Hollendorfer, won the $251,250 San Carlos Stakes by a half-length at Santa Anita. Owned by Hollendorfer and Sweetwater Stable, Sahara Sky won $150,000 in the seven-furlong race.