Whitaker Races to Big Ten Record During Day 2 Prelims at Big Tens
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Feb. 27, 2014

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Championships Central

Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Canham Natatorium)
Event: Big Ten Championships (Day 2 of 4)
U-M Team Standing: 1st of 10 Teams (80 points) after Day 1
Next U-M Event: Thursday, Feb. 27 -- host Big Ten Championships - Day 2 Finals (Canham Natatorium), 6:30 p.m.

Event Winners/U-M Finishers (Day 2 Prelims)

500-yard Freestyle
 1. Hassaan Abdel Khalik, U-M    4:15.11*
 2. Anders Nielsen, U-M          4:15.69#
 4. Connor Jaeger, U-M           4:15.88#
 5. Michael Wynalda, U-M         4:15.91#
 6. Sean Ryan, U-M               4:16.13#
 8. Justin Glanda, U-M           4:18.89#
12. Ryutaro Kamiya, U-M          4:20.93#
13. Daniel Miller, U-M           4:21.01#
22. Cameron Stitt, U-M           4:22.95#
34. Jack Mangan, U-M             4:27.08
 
200-yard IM
 1. Kyle Whitaker, U-M           1:41.14M*!&~
 2. Dylan Bosch, U-M             1:42.21*
 6. Peter Brumm, U-M             1:45.00#
13. Richard Funk, U-M            1:46.31#
17. Chris Klein, U-M             1:47.08#
25. Matt McNamara, U-M           1:48.28#
28. Kyle Duckitt, U-M            1:48.68#
48. Paul Corbae, U-M             1:50.67
 
50-yard Freestyle
 1. Derek Toomey, Minnesota        19.05*~
 3. Bruno Ortiz, U-M               19.49#
13. Vinny Tafuto, U-M              19.94#
18. Jason Chen, U-M                20.03#
27. Jeremy Raisky, U-M             20.44
 
One-Meter Diving
 1. Stephen Etienne, Ohio State   365.00
 8. Timothy Faerber, U-M          320.45
22. James Ross, U-M               283.15
 
M University of Michigan record
N NCAA record
U U.S. Open record
* NCAA automatic qualifying time
# NCAA consideration time
^ NCAA Zone Diving qualifying score
! Big Ten record
& Big Ten Championships record
~ Pool Record

Day 1 Results




N O T E S

• U-M will return 10 up/4 down to tonight's finals.

Timothy Faerber took eighth in the one-meter diving preliminaries (320.45) to advance to tonight's final. He is the first U-M diver to make a championship final on one-meter since Jason Coben in 2004 (Coben won the championship). He's also the first diver to make any championship final since Jack Lee on platform in 2012.

• Michigan had four finalists in the 500-yard freestyle last season (Jaeger, Nielsen, Wynalda, Ryan). Those four return as 'A' finalists tonight, along with Hassaan Abdel Khalik (9th in 2013, 1st seed tonight) and Justin Glanda (14th in 2013, 8th seed tonight). Abdel Khalik also automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships with his preliminaries time (4:15.11). Eight of the other nine swimmers all recorded NCAA 'B' times (Nielsen, Jaeger, Wynalda, Ryan, Glanda, Kamiya, Miller, Stitt).

• Senior Kyle Whitaker set new Big Ten Conference, Big Ten Championships, University of Michigan and Canham Natatorium records with his preliminaries time in the 200-yard IM (NCAA 'A' cut of 1:41.14). He is the top seed entering tonight's final. The old U-M and Big Ten Conference record was 1:41.67 from Tyler Clary in 2009. The old Big Ten Championships record was 1:41.85, set by Cody Miller (Indiana) in 2013. The old pool record was 1:43.05, set by Michael Phelps (Club Wolverine) in 2005.

Dylan Bosch also recorded an NCAA 'A' time (2nd, 1:42.21) and will join Whitaker in the final with Peter Brumm (6th, 1:45.00). Richard Funk will be back in the 'B' final (13th, 1:46.31).

Bruno Ortiz took third in the preliminaries of the 50-yard freestyle (19.49). He is the defending Big Ten champion. Vinny Tafuto will swim in the 'B' final after taking 13th (19.94).

Contact: Brad Rudner (brudner@umich.edu)