Three Wolverines Earn Top Big Ten Seeds During Day 3 Prelims
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Feb. 28, 2014

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Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Canham Natatorium)
Event: Big Ten Championships (Day 3 Prelims)
U-M Team Standing: 1st of 10 Teams (308 points) after Day 2
Next U-M Event: Friday, Feb. 28 -- host Big Ten Championships - Day 3 Finals (Canham Natatorium), 6:30 p.m.

Event Winners/U-M Finishers (Day 3 Prelims)

400-yard Individual Medley
  1. Kyle Whitaker, U-M           3:38.93*~
  2. Dylan Bosch, U-M             3:41.56*
  3. Connor Jaeger, U-M           3:43.49#
  5. Ryutaro Kamiya, U-M          3:44.11#
 15. Cameron Stitt, U-M           3:50.52#
 
100-yard Butterfly
  1. Tim Phillips, Ohio State       45.57*~
  4. Peter Brumm, U-M               46.28#
  5. John Wojciechowski, U-M        46.45#
  6. Vinny Tafuto, U-M              47.18
 11. Jeremy Raisky, U-M             47.79#
 30. Jason Chen, U-M                48.85
 
200-yard Freestyle
  1. Michael Wynalda, U-M         1:32.14*!&~
  5. Hassaan Abdel Khalik, U-M    1:34.71#
  6. Anders Nielsen, U-M          1:34.95#
  7. Justin Glanda, U-M           1:34.96#
T20. Sean Ryan, U-M               1:36.84#
 24. Daniel Miller, U-M           1:37.24#
 30. Jack Mangan, U-M             1:37.63#
 
100-yard Breaststroke
  1. Bruno Ortiz, U-M               51.92*~
  2. Richard Funk, U-M              52.05*
  5. Matt McNamara, U-M             53.58#
 T9. Kyle Duckitt, U-M              53.81#
 14. Chris Klein, U-M               54.10#
 22. Paul Corbae, U-M               54.80#
 
100-yard Backstroke
  1. Shane Ryan, Penn State         45.48*~
  7. John Wojciechowski, U-M        46.66#
 18. Jason Chen, U-M                48.19
 
Three-Meter Diving
  1. Darian Schmidt, Indiana       453.45^
  8. Timothy Faerber, U-M          357.90^
 20. James Ross, U-M               300.35
 
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

Previous Results
Day 2 Finals | Day 2 Prelims | Day 1




N O T E S

• U-M will return 15 up/4 down to tonight's swimming finals. On the same day last year, U-M went 15 up/2 down.

Kyle Whitaker enters tonight as the top seed in the 400-yard IM (3:38.93). He broke his career best by two seconds (3:40.94) and set the new pool record by just over four seconds (3:43.03, previously set by Alex Vanderkaay in 2008). It is also the third-fastest time in U-M and Big Ten history. Whitaker swam 3:43.75 in the preliminaries at last year's championship and finished second in the finals (3:40.94).

• Joining Whitaker in the championship heat of the 400-yard IM are Dylan Bosch (3:41.56), Connor Jaeger (3:43.49) and Ryutaro Kamiya (3:44.11). Bosch's time was an NCAA 'A' cut, while Jaeger missed it by .01 seconds. Cameron Stitt will swim in the consolation final (3:50.52).

Michael Wynalda re-established his Big Ten and program records in the 200-yard freestyle, and he will enter tonight as the top seed at 1:32.14. That time is also an NCAA 'A' cut as well as a Big Ten Championships and pool record. Wynalda previously set the Big Ten and U-M records at Winter Nationals back in December (1:32.91). He won the race at Big Tens in 2012.

• Wynalda will be joined in the championship heat by Hassaan Abdel Khalik (1:34.71), defending champion Anders Nielsen (1:34.95) and Justin Glanda (1:34.96).

• Four men will return to the finals of the 100-yard butterfly, including three in the 'A' final -- Peter Brumm (46.28), John Wojciechowski (46.45) and Vinny Tafuto (47.18). Jeremy Raisky will swim in the consolation final (47.79).

• Michigan will be well represented in the 100-yard breaststroke. Bruno Ortiz (51.92) and Richard Funk (52.05) will enter tonight as the top two seeds, respectively, while Matt McNamara will join them in the championship final (53.58). Kyle Duckitt (53.81) and Chris Klein (54.10) will swim in the consolation final.

John Wojciechowski is the team's lone representative in the 100-yard backstroke, as he will swim in the championship heat after posting a career-best swim of 46.66.

Timothy Faerber qualified for his second championship final of the meet, finishing eighth on three-meter with a score of 357.90. The difference between eighth (Faerber) and ninth (Layne Rogers of Purdue) was just three-tenths of a point (357.90 to 357.60).

Career Bests (Feb. 28)
Kyle Whitaker - 400-yard IM (3:38.93)
Dylan Bosch - 400-yard IM (3:41.56)
Connor Jaeger - 400-yard IM (3:43.49)
Ryutaro Kamiya - 400-yard IM (3:44.11)
Cameron Stitt - 400-yard IM (3:50.52)
Vinny Tafuto - 100-yard Butterfly (47.18)
Jeremy Raisky - 100-yard Butterfly (47.79)
Michael Wynalda - 200-yard Freestyle (1:32.14)
Bruno Ortiz - 100-yard Breaststroke (51.92)
Matt McNamara - 100-yard Breaststroke (52.05)
Chris Klein - 100-yard Breaststroke (54.10)
John Wojciechowski - 100-yard Backstroke (46.66)

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