Five Wolverines Earn NCAA 'B' Cuts at OSU Last-Ditch Qualifier
Reid Elliott

March 10, 2013

Site: Columbus, Ohio (McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion)
Event: Ohio State Last Ditch Qualifier
U-M Team Result: No team scoring
Next U-M Event: Thu-Sat., March 14-16 -- at NCAA Zone C Diving Regionals (West Lafayette, Ind.), 10 a.m.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Six members of the No. 3 University of Michigan men's swimming and diving team were in action on Sunday (March 10) at the OSU Last Ditch Qualifier inside the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Today is the final day for student-athletes to earn NCAA 'A' or 'B' times before the official entry list is released on Wednesday (March 13).

Five student-athletes earned NCAA 'B' cuts on the day. Senior Evan Gregg (Blacksburg, Va./Blacksburg) swam the 50-yard freestyle twice, winning the first time (19.86) and also completing it in 20.05 during a time trial. Senior Ryan Feeley (Rye, N.Y./Rye) swam the 200-yard freestyle, finishing in 1:37.70.

Freshman Reid Elliott (Austin, Texas/Lake Travis) took third in the 100-yard backstroke (59.13). Two others swam the 200-yard breaststroke, with freshman Paul Corbae (Madison, Wis/Westlake) taking fourth (2:00.10) and junior Kyle Duckitt (Johannesburg, South Africa/St. John's College) finishing seventh (2:18.58). All three men swam faster in preliminaries: Elliott in 48.39, Duckitt in 1:57.36 and Corbae in 1:58.20.

Senior Roman Willets was the other swimmer in action, racing in the preliminaries of the 100-yard freestyle (44.60).

Select Michigan divers will head to West Lafayette, Ind., on Thursday (March 14) to compete in NCAA Zone C Diving Regionals. The three-day event runs through Saturday (March 16), with divers competing on all three boards to determine who qualifies to the NCAA Championships.

Event Winners/U-M Finishers
Preliminary time in parenthesis if faster than finals time

50-yard Freestyle
1. Evan Gregg, U-M                   19.86#
6. Reid Elliott, U-M                 21.06
8. Ryan Feeley, U-M                  21.41
200-yard Freestyle
1. Alex Burtch, Louisville         1:37.85#
3. Ryan Feeley, U-M                1:52.02 (1:37.70#)
100-yard Backstroke
1. Garrett Trebilcock, Ohio State    47.093 (47.13#)
3. Reid Elliott, U-M                 59.13 (48.39#)
50-yard Freestyle (Time Trial)
1. Evan Gregg, U-M                   20.05#
100-yard Freestyle
1. Zach Girnbrich, Ohio State        44.33 (44.23)
-- Roman Willets, U-M                44.60 (preliminary swim)
200-yard Breaststroke
1. Dak Stone, Ohio State           1:58.89#
4. Paul Corbae, U-M                2:00.10 (1:58.20#)
7. Kyle Duckitt, U-M               2:18.58 (1:57.36#)

# NCAA consideration time

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