Jan. 11, 2014
Site: Evanston, Ill. (Norris Aquatics Center)
Score: #1 Michigan 177, Northwestern 115
Records: U-M (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten), Northwestern (5-2, 1-3 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Fri-Sat., Jan. 17-18 -- at SMU Classic (Dallas, Texas), 7:30 p.m. CST
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Swimming its third meet in eight days, the No. 1-ranked University of Michigan men's swimming and diving team won all 14 swimming events in a 177-115 victory at Northwestern on Saturday (Jan. 11) inside the Norris Aquatics Center. Sophomore Dylan Bosch (Johannesburg, South Africa/Crawford College, Sandton) was unquestionably the top swimmer on Saturday, winning three individual events: the 100-yard butterfly (48.26), the 200-yard butterfly (1:47.58) and the 200-yard individual medley (1:48.96).
In addition to Bosch, two others won multiple events on Saturday: senior Ryutaro Kamiya (Tokyo, Japan/St. Mary's International) in the 100-yard backstroke (49.63) and 200-yard backstroke (1:46.20) and junior Bruno Ortiz (Tokyo, Japan/St. Mary's International) in the 50-yard freestyle (20.21) and the 100-yard freestyle (44.81).
After not swimming the 1,000-yard freestyle against Purdue yesterday (Friday, Jan. 10), senior Connor Jaeger (Fair Haven, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) was back in his familiar No. 1 spot, taking top honors (9:10.56). He was neck and neck with Northwestern's Jordan Wilimovsky the entire race, but Jaeger got to the wall almost a second faster for the win. Following Jaeger, senior Michael Wynalda (Wyoming, Mich./Grandville) won the 200-yard freestyle (1:35.88), nearly two-and-a-half seconds faster than sophomore teammate Anders Nielsen (Vanloese, Denmark), who was second (1:38.37). Nielsen also took second in the 500-yard freestyle later in the meet (4:29.98).
Other winners included junior Richard Funk (Edmonton, Alberta/Strathcona), who continued his fast swimming in the 100-yard breaststroke (54.08), junior Justin Glanda (Rochester Hills, Mich./Cranbrook Kingswood) in the 500-yard freestyle (4:29.79) and senior Kyle Whitaker (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:01.02).
The Wolverines also won both relays, taking first in the 200-yard medley relay (1:28.36) and in the 400-yard freestyle relay (2:57.96). Ortiz was the only swimmer to appear on both relay teams.
For the second day, sophomore Timothy Faerber (Potomac, Md./Churchill) was the top U-M athlete in the diving well, taking second on three-meter (306.70) and third on one-meter (294.60).
Michigan will send nine members -- eight swimmers and one diver -- to the two-day SMU Classic, running next Friday and Saturday (Jan. 17-18) in Dallas, Texas. The meet will begin at 7:30 p.m. CST both nights.
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