Oct. 12, 2013
Site: South Bend, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
Result: Michigan 195, Auburn 103; Michigan 201, Notre Dame 99; Auburn 153, Notre Dame 147
Records: U-M (2-0), UND (0-2), AU (1-1)
Next U-M Event: Fri-Sat., Oct. 25-26 -- at Indiana, vs. Texas (Bloomington, Ind.), 3 p.m./10 a.m.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The University of Michigan men's swimming and diving team picked up two more dual wins on Saturday (Oct. 12), knocking off host Notre Dame, 201-99, and SEC power Auburn, 195-103, inside the Rolfs Aquatic Center. The Wolverines won 10 of 16 events on the day, with senior captains Connor Jaeger (Fair Haven, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) and John Wojciechowski (Scottsdale, Ariz./Phoenix Brophy Prep) each collecting wins in multiple events.
After leading off the meet with a victory in the 200-yard medley relay (1:27.85), went going 1-4 in the 1,000-yard freestyle, highlighted by Jaeger (9:02.50). Finishing behind him was sophomore Anders Nielsen (Vanloese, Denmark) in second (9:12.73), senior Sean Ryan (Hixson, Tenn./McCallie School) in third (9:14.22) and freshman Cameron Stitt (Portland, Ore./Sunset) in fourth (9:29.79). Senior Michael Wynalda (Wyoming, Mich./Grandville) won the 200-yard freestyle (1:37.31), rallying over the last 50 yards to out-touch Notre Dame's Frank Dyer by .11 seconds. Following Wynalda were individual wins by Wojciechowski in the 100-yard backstroke (48.59), junior Richard Funk (Edmonton, Alberta/Strathcona) in the 100-yard breaststroke (54.69) and a 1-2 finish from sophomore Dylan Bosch (Johannesburg, South Africa/Crawford College, Sandton) and senior Kyle Whitaker (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) in the 200-yard butterfly (1:46.38 and 1:47.91, respectively).
Jaeger pulled down his second win of the day in the 500-yard freestyle (4:24.56), with Ryan finishing in second (4:31.42). Wojciechowski followed suit minutes later, touching the wall first in the 100-yard backstroke (48.24). The last individual race of the meet was the 200-yard individual medley, won by Whitaker (1:48.41), flip-flopping spots with Bosch -- who took second at 1:49.17 -- from earlier in the meet in the 200-yard butterfly. The Wolverines capped a brilliant afternoon in the pool with a victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay, as the 'B' squad took home top honors (2:56.79).
In other events, Funk, junior Bruno Ortiz (Tokyo, Japan/St. Mary's International) and senior Ryutaro Kamiya (St. Mary's International) each recorded runner-up finishes in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:00.13), 50-yard freestyle (20.09) and 200-yard backstroke (1:46.74), respectively, while Wynalda took third in the 100-yard freestyle (44.65).
U-M had two divers competing in the diving well. Senior James Ross (Richmond, Va./Collegiate School) took third on one-meter (311.10) and seventh on three-meter (283.85), while junior Kevin Bain (Northville, Mich./Northville) was eighth on both one-meter (241.55) and three-meter (280.45).
The Wolverines return to the water in two weeks for another double dual, facing Big Ten rival Indiana and Texas in Bloomington, Ind., on Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26. The meet is split across two days, starting at 3 p.m. and 10 a.m., respectively.
Contact: Brad Rudner (734) 763-4423