Postmeet Notes: Wolverines Capture Fourth Straight Big Ten Crown

March 1, 2014

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• It is the program's 38th Big Ten Conference team championship, the most of any team in the conference. The last time U-M won four consecutive Big Ten titles was from 1992-95 under legendary head coach Jon Urbanchek.

• Michigan's path to the 2014 Big Ten championship mirrored what it did in 2013. This year, U-M scored 889 points, beating Indiana by 325 points. Last year, U-M scored 899 points, beating Indiana by 235 points

• A total of 19 Canham Natatorium records were set at the 2014 Big Ten Championships.

• Michigan has won the team championship the last four times it has hosted the meet at Canham Natatorium (2000, 2003, 2008, 2014) and for the seventh time overall (1990, 1942, 1931). In the 14 times it has hosted the Big Ten Championships, U-M has finished no lower than second.

Connor Jaeger set Canham Natatorium records in the 1,000-yard freestyle (8:47.35). He held the previous record at 8:59.20. It was also the second-fastest time in the 1,000-yard freestyle in Big Ten Conference history.

• During Michigan's title-winning streak, individuals have won 52 percent of the events at the Big Ten Championships (44 of 84).

Dylan Bosch was the previous Big Ten, Big Ten Championships and U-M record holder in the 200-yard butterfly. He swam 1:41.01 at Winter Nationals back in December to hold the Big Ten and U-M records and swam 1:41.18 to hold the Big Ten Championships record at last year's meet.

• With Dylan Bosch's win in the 200-yard butterfly, U-M has now won the conference title in 10 of the last 11 Big Ten Championships, including the last five.

Timothy Faerber is the first U-M diver since Jason Coben in 2003 to make the championship finals on all three boards. He finished fourth on three-meter (401.40), fourth on platform (374.85) and eighth on one-meter (325.75).

Mike Bottom was named Big Ten Swimming Coach of the Year for the fourth consecutive season. He is the first coach since the inception of the award in 1987 to win it four consecutive seasons.

Matt McNamara shaved nearly three seconds off his career-best time in the 200-yard breaststroke in preliminaries (1:58.76 to 1:55.81). He took fifth on Saturday, up from 20th in the same event last year.

• The Big Ten Network will show Saturday night's finals tomorrow morning (Sunday, March 2) at 10:30 a.m.

Career Bests (March 1)
Cameron Stitt -- 1,650-yard Freestyle (15:07.39)
Ryutaro Kamiya -- 200-yard Backstroke (1:42.17)
Jack Mangan -- 200-yard Backstroke (1:45.08)
Bruno Ortiz -- 100-yard Freestyle (42.67)
Michael Wynalda -- 100-yard Freestyle (43.14)
Justin Glanda -- 100-yard Freestyle (43.42)
Hassaan Abdel Khalik -- 100-yard Freestyle (43.66)
Vinny Tafuto -- 100-yard Freestyle (44.10)
Matt McNamara -- 200-yard Breaststroke (1:55.75)
Chris Klein -- 200-yard Breaststroke (1:56.05)
Paul Corbae -- 200-yard Breaststroke (1:57.11)
Dylan Bosch -- 200-yard Butterfly (1:40.37)
Kyle Whitaker -- 200-yard Butterfly (1:41.90)
Peter Brumm -- 200-yard Butterfly (1:43.92)
Daniel Miller -- 200-yard Butterfly (1:47.94)