Jan. 10, 2014
Site: West Lafayette, Ind. (Boilermaker Aquatic Center)
Score: #1 Michigan 176, Purdue 124
Records: U-M (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten), Purdue (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, Jan. 11 -- at Northwestern, vs. Notre Dame (Evanston, Ill.), 1 p.m. CT
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- In its second meet in an eight-day stretch, the No. 1-ranked University of Michigan men's swimming and diving showed no signs of slowing down as the championships season approaches, downing Purdue, 176-124, on Friday (Jan. 10) inside the Boilermaker Aquatic Center. U-M had seven different swimmers win individual events and also took first on one relay.
Two races provided potential previews of showdowns at next month's Big Ten Championships. The 100-yard breaststroke was won by junior Richard Funk (Edmonton, Alberta/Strathcona) in 54.67, two spots and nearly two seconds ahead of second-place finishing Lyam Dias. Michigan wasn't quite as fortunate in the 50-yard freestyle, as Purdue's Danny Tucker got to the wall just ahead of U-M junior Bruno Ortiz (Tokyo, Japan/St. Mary's International). Ortiz touched in 20.27, just two hundredths-of-a-second behind Tucker at 20.25.
The Wolverines were in control nearly the entire night, especially in the freestyles. Sophomore Anders Nielsen (Vanloese, Denmark) led from start to finish in the 1,000-yard freestyle, winning the event by a comfortable six-second margin over a short, five-person field (9:19.37). Junior Justin Glanda (Rochester Hills, Mich./Cranbrook Kingswood) had a great night in the water, finishing first in the 100-yard freestyle (44.45) and taking second in the 200-yard freestyle (1:37.55). In the latter, Glanda finished in between senior Connor Jaeger (Fair Haven, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven), who was first (1:37.52) and fifth-year senior Hassaan Abdel Khalik (Mississauga, Ontario/Silverthorn Collegiate), who was third (1:38.98).
Senior Ryutaro Kamiya (Tokyo, Japan/St. Mary's International) blew away the field in the 200-yard backstroke, meeting the NCAA 'B' cut (1:45.91). U-M also took the top two spots in the 100-yard backstroke, as sophomore Peter Brumm (Cornelius, N.C./Hough) took first (49.67) and freshman Jason Chen (Pleasanton, Calif./Amador Valley) was second (50.65).
After Funk collected his second win of the night in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:00.59), Jaeger followed suit, taking the 500-yard freestyle (4:27.02). U-M went 1-2-3 in the 100-yard butterfly, headlined by senior John Wojciechowski (Scottsdale, Ariz./Phoenix Brophy Prep). He took first (48.98), followed by Ortiz in second (49.70) and freshman Vinny Tafuto (Hummelstown, Pa./Hershey) in third (50.44).
U-M also won the 400-yard medley relay (3:15.18) from the quartet of Wojciechowski, Funk, sophomore Dylan Bosch (Johannesburg, South Africa/Crawford College, Sandton) and Ortiz.
Sophomore Timothy Faerber (Potomac, Md./Churchill) was one of two divers in action, taking second on one-meter (302.48) and fourth on three-meter (328.95).
The Wolverines will return to the water tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 11) for a meet against Northwestern and Notre Dame in Evanston, Ill. The meet will begin at 1 p.m. CT.
Contact: Brad Rudner (email@example.com)