March 29, 2014
Michigan secured a top-10 finish at the NCAA Championships for the 14th consecutive season.
This is U-M's third straight top-five finish. Over that stretch, U-M has finished first (2013), fourth (2014) and fifth (2012).
Since winning the national title in 1995, only three other U-M teams have finished in the top four at the NCAA Championships: 1996 (third), 2013 (first) and 2014 (fourth).
Twelve different swimmers earned at least one NCAA All-America honor during the three-day meet. U-M had 13 swimmers (plus three relay alternates) at the meet.
Dylan Bosch is the 108th swimmer in program history to win a national title.
Wins for Dylan Bosch and Connor Jaeger give U-M 165 national titles (individual, diving and relay). Michigan has crowned at least one individual national champion in 23 of the last 27 NCAA Championships.
With Connor Jaeger's win, Michigan swimmers have won the national title in the 1,650-yard freestyle six times.
Dylan Bosch's win in the 200-yard butterfly gives U-M a total of 13 in that event. He is the first Michigan swimmer to win a national title in that event since Davis Tarwater won the second of his two national titles in 2005-06.
Dylan Bosch shaved more than a second off his career-best time (1:40.37 to 1:39.33).
According to USA Swimming Statistics, Connor Jaeger swam the 1,650-yard freestyle for only the ninth time in his career. He won national championships in two of those races.
Connor Jaeger set a new pool record in the 1,650-yard freestyle, breaking the previous record of 14:29.85 set by Erik Vendt (USC). Dylan Bosch also set a new pool record that was previously held by Michael Phelps (1:39.70).
Richard Funk's swim in the preliminaries was also a new career best. His previous best was 1:53.32, set in 2013.
Sean Ryan was nearly eight seconds faster in the 1,650-yard freestyle on Saturday (14:50.61) than he was in the same race at the Big Ten Championships last month (14:58.27). He finished 10th -- nine spots ahead of his projected position on the psych sheet (19th).
Ryutaro Kamiya was four hundredths-of-a-second faster in the 200-yard backstroke on Saturday than he was in the same event last year (1:42.43 in 2014; 1:42.47 in 2013). Despite the faster time, the event as a whole was much faster than last year. He took 23rd on Saturday compared to 19th in 2013.
Bruno Ortiz was the team's top seed coming into the 100-yard freestyle (42.67). Assuming he would have swum the same time, he would have finished 20th on Saturday.
The meet will be shown in condensed form on Wednesday, April 9, at 9 p.m. EDT on ESPNU.