Auböck Scores for U-M on Day Three of NCAA Championships

March 24, 2017

» After three days, Michigan sits in 18th place (46 points).
» Felix Auböck scored points in the 200-yard freestyle, finishing 10th (1:33.21).
» Evan White became the sixth swimmer in program history to eclipse 46 seconds in the 100-yard butterfly, finishing 18th (45.94).
» Prior to the start of the evening session, PJ Ransford was awarded the 2017 Elite 90 Award, given to the participating student-athlete with the highest grade-point average at the NCAA Championships.

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Site: Indianapolis, Ind. (IUPUI Natatorium)
Event: NCAA Championships (Day 3 of 4)
U-M Team Standing: 18th Place (46 points) after Day 3
Next U-M Event: Saturday, March 25 -- at NCAA Championships - Day 4 (Indianapolis, Ind.), 10 a.m./6 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Freshman Felix Auböck of the University of Michigan men's swimming and diving team scored points in the consolation final of the 200-yard freestyle on day three of the NCAA Championships on Friday (March 24) at IUPUI Natatorium. The Wolverines are in 18th place (46 points).

Prior to the evening session, junior PJ Ransford was the recipient of the 2017 Elite 90 Award for men's swimming and diving, presented to the participating student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average at the NCAA Championships.

Auböck added points to the team total for the second day in a row, holding his own in a highly competitive field to take 10th in the 200-yard freestyle (1:33.21), an improvement over his seed from the morning (13th, 1:33.45).

Junior Evan White became the sixth man in program history to crack the 46-second barrier in the 100-yard butterfly, finishing 18th (a career-best 45.94). Freshman Miles Smachlo was 31st (46.52). Elsewhere, freshman Charlie Swanson finished 23rd in the 400-yard IM (3:44.85).

In a 100-yard breaststroke loaded with upperclassmen, freshman Jacob Montague was the highest-finishing freshman, taking 19th (52.48). Senior Chris Klein tied for 32nd (53.15).

The 200-yard medley relay of junior Tristan Sanders, Klein, White and junior Paul Powers finished 21st (1:25.40).

The NCAA Championships conclude tomorrow (Saturday, March 25) at IUPUI Natatorium. Preliminaries begin at 10 a.m. with finals to follow at 6 p.m.

Team Standings (After Day 3)

  1. Texas                     391.5
  2. California                253
  3. Florida                   224.5
  4. North Carolina State      196
  5. Indiana                   189.5
  6. Stanford                  160
  7. USC                       142.5
  8. Georgia                   141
  9. Missouri                  135.5
 10. Louisville                102.5
 18. MICHIGAN                   46

Event Winners/U-M Finishers (Day 3)
Preliminaries time in parentheses if faster than finals time

400-yard IM
  1. Chase Kalisz, Georgia                   3:33.42ANP
 23. Charlie Swanson, U-M                    3:44.85
100-yard Butterfly
  1. Caeleb Dressel, Florida                   43.58ANP
 18. Evan White, U-M                           45.94
 31. Miles Smachlo, U-M                        46.52
200-yard Freestyle
  1. Townley Haas, Texas                     1:30.65
 10. Felix Auböck, U-M                       1:33.21
100-yard Breaststroke
  1. Will Licon, Texas                         50.68P
 19. Jacob Montague, U-M                       52.48
T32. Chris Klein, U-M                          53.15
200-yard Medley Relay
  1. Texas                                   1:21.54NP
    (John Shebat, Will Licon,
     Joseph Schooling, Brett Ringgold)
 21. Michigan                                1:25.40
    (Tristan Sanders, Chris Klein,
     Evan White, Paul Powers)
A American Record
B Big Ten Record
M School Record
N NCAA Record
P Pool Record

• Previous Results: Day 2 | Day 1

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