Wolverines Win 12 Events to Sink No. 5 Texas, No. 8 IU
Miguel Ortiz

Oct. 26, 2012

Site: Austin, Texas (Lee and Joe Jamail Swimming Center)
Score: #2 Michigan 194, #5 Texas 106; #2 Michigan 223, #8 Indiana 77
Records: U-M (4-0, 3-0 Big Ten), Texas (1-1), Indiana (2-2, 0-1 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, Oct. 27 -- at Texas, vs. Indiana (Austin, Texas), 10 a.m. CDT

AUSTIN, Texas -- Senior Miguel Ortiz (Tokyo, Japan/St. Mary's International), junior Connor Jaeger (Fair Haven, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) and sophomore Richard Funk (Edmonton, Alberta/Strathcona) each won two individual races in helping the No. 2-ranked University of Michigan men's swimming and diving team to dual-meet wins over No. 5 Texas (194-106) and No. 8 Indiana (223-77) on Friday (Oct. 26) inside the Lee and Joe Jamail Swimming Center. The Wolverines had a trio of 1-2-3 finishes, won 12 events and had 14 NCAA consideration times.

Jaeger kick-started the meet for the Wolverines by keeping his unbeaten streak alive in 1,000-yard freestyle, winning the event for the third consecutive meet (8:56.34). Senior Ryan Feeley (Rye, N.Y./Rye) and junior Sean Ryan (Hixson, Tenn./McCallie School) finished close behind in third (9:09.26) and fourth (9:13.77), respectively. Jaeger was also victorious in the 500-yard freestyle later in the meet (4:21.20).

The Wolverines picked up a trio of NCAA consideration marks in the races that followed. Ortiz and Funk each picked up wins in the process, with Ortiz taking the 100-yard backstroke (47.82) and Funk winning the 100-yard breaststroke (54.28). Junior Michael Wynalda (Wyoming, Mich./Grandville) also had a high finish, taking second in the 200-yard freestyle (1:36.11).

Michigan scored major points in the 200-yard butterfly and 50-yard freestyle, sweeping the first three places in both races. All three men in the 200-yard butterfly swam NCAA consideration times, beginning with freshman Dylan Bosch (Johannesburg, South Africa/Crawford College, Sandton), who continued his impressive freshman campaign with another win (1:45.54). Meanwhile, junior Kyle Whitaker (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) finished in second (1:46.89), while junior John Wojciechowski (Scottsdale, Ariz./Phoenix Brophy Prep) took third (1:47.19). Ortiz led U-M in the 50-yard freestyle (20.26), while senior Evan Gregg (Blacksburg, Va./Blacksburg) and graduate student Zachary Turk (Akron, Ohio/St. Edwards) tied for second (20.34).

U-M kept up its winning ways out of the break, as sophomore Bruno Ortiz (Tokyo, Japan/St. Mary's International) picked up a win in the 100-yard freestyle (44.87). Funk picked up another win, finishing first in the 200-yard breaststroke (1:58.83) by a narrow margin of .13 seconds. Michigan got another 1-2-3 finish -- its third of the night -- in the 200-yard butterfly, led by Wojciechowski (47.98), who touched the wall narrowly ahead of Bosch (48.06) and senior Sean Fletcher (Vienna, Va./James Madison) (48.23). All three were NCAA consideration times. Whitaker was the other individua-event winner on the night, claiming victory in the 400-yard individual medley (3:50.92).

The Wolverines also won both relays, including a 1-2 finish in the 200-yard medley relay. The "A" team of M. Ortiz, Funk, Fletcher and Turk took first with an NCAA consideration time of 1:27.42, making the mark by just two-hundredths of a second. The "B" team of senior Gregg, junior Kyle Duckitt (Johannesburg, South Africa/St. John's College), Bosch and B. Ortiz were second (1:29.34) beat the "A" teams from both Indiana and Texas. The U-M "B" team won the 400-yard freestyle relay, as the quartet of M. Ortiz, Wynalda, senior Roman Willets (Whitehouse, Ohio/St. Francis de Sales) and B. Ortiz finished at 2:57.25.

Junior Jack Lee (North Egremont, Mass./Berkshire School) was U-M's highest finisher on both boards, taking fourth on three-meter (334.45) and fifth on one-meter (315.35).

The three teams wrap up the two-day meet tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 27) beginning at 10 a.m. CDT inside the Lee and Joe Jamail Swimming Center. The meet will not be scored.

Event Winners/U-M Finishers

1,000-yard Freestyle
 1. Connor Jaeger, U-M              8:56.34
 3. Ryan Feeley, U-M                9:09.26
 4. Sean Ryan, U-M                  9:13.77
 8. Paul Soley, U-M                 9:27.61
200-yard Medley Relay
 1. U-M "A"                         1:27.42#
   (Miguel Ortiz, Richard Funk,
    Sean Fletcher, Zachary Turk)
 2. U-M "B"                         1:29.34
   (Evan Gregg, Kyle Duckitt,
    Dylan Bosch, Bruno Ortiz)
 6. U-M "C"                         1:31.38
   (Connor McCarroll, Matt McNamara,
    John Wojciechowski, Roman Willets)
200-yard Freestyle
 1. Clay Youngquist, Texas          1:35.26#
 2. Michael Wynalda, U-M            1:36.11#
 4. Peter Brumm, U-M                1:37.92
 5. Hassaan Abdel Khalik, U-M       1:38.24
 7. Justin Glanda, U-M              1:38.68
100-yard Backstroke
 1. Miguel Ortiz, U-M                 47.82#
 6. Sean Fletcher, U-M                50.22
 7. Connor McCarroll, U-M             50.38
 8. Ryutaro Kamiya, U-M               50.67
100-yard Breaststroke
 1. Richard Funk, U-M                 54.28#
 3. Bruno Ortiz, U-M                  55.80
 5. Kyle Duckitt, U-M                 56.69
 7. Matt McNamara, U-M                57.43
200-yard Butterfly
 1. Dylan Bosch, U-M                1:45.54#
 2. Kyle Whitaker, U-M              1:46.89#
 3. John Wojciechowski, U-M         1:47.19#
 8. Peter Brumm, U-M                1:51.69
50-yard Freestyle
 1. Miguel Ortiz, U-M                 20.26
T2. Evan Gregg, U-M                   20.34
T2. Zachary Turk, U-M                 20.34
 9. Roman Willets, U-M                22.19
100-yard Freestyle
 1. Bruno Ortiz, U-M                  44.87
 3. Michael Wynalda, U-M              45.20
 4. Roman Willets, U-M                45.56
 6. Zachary Turk, U-M                 45.72
200-yard Backstroke
 1. Kip Darmody, Texas              1:45.21#
 5. Ryutaro Kamiya, U-M             1:47.66
 7. Connor McCarroll, U-M           1:48.21
200-yard Breaststroke
 1. Richard Funk, U-M               1:58.83#
 4. Kyle Duckitt, U-M               2:02.47
 5. Matt McNamara, U-M              2:04.70
500-yard Freestyle
 1. Connor Jaeger, U-M              4:21.20#
 3. Ryan Feeley, U-M                4:25.96
 7. Hassaan Abdel Khalik, U-M       4:29.94
 9. Sean Ryan, U-M                  4:35.82
100-yard Butterfly
 1. John Wojciechowski, U-M           47.98#
 2. Dylan Bosch, U-M                  48.06#
 3. Sean Fletcher, U-M                48.23#
 6. Peter Brumm, U-M                  49.59
400-yard Individual Medley
 1. Kyle Whitaker, U-M              3:50.92#
 3. Connor Jaeger, U-M              3:56.70
 4. Dylan Bosch, U-M                3:58.86
 6. Ryutaro Kamiya, U-M             4:00.24
400-yard Freestyle Relay
 1. U-M 'B'                         2:57.25
   (Miguel Ortiz, Michael Wynalda,
    Roman Willets, Bruno Ortiz)
 3. U-M 'A'                         2:59.79
   (Justin Glanda, Zachary Turk,
    Sean Fletcher, Evan Gregg)
 4. U-M 'C'                         3:03.15
   (John Wojciechowski, Peter Brumm,
    Hassaan Abdel Khalik, Ryan Feeley)
One-meter Diving
 1. Will McCraney, Texas             334.60^
 5. Jack Lee, U-M                    315.35^
 8. Thomas Jahnke, U-M               280.50
Three-meter Diving
 1. Will Chandler, Texas             371.10^
 4. Jack Lee, U-M                    334.45^
 7. Thomas Jahnke, U-M               303.75
 # NCAA consideration time
 ^ NCAA Zone Diving mark


• U-M improves to 7-8 all-time vs. Texas and 44-30-3 all-time vs. Indiana.

• The Wolverines are now 36-3-2 in dual meets under Mike Bottom and 23-1 against Big Ten teams. The win over Indiana is U-M's 100th Big Ten dual-meet victory in the last 21 seasons (100-3 during that stretch).

Connor Jaeger has improved on his time in the 1,000-yard freestyle each week. He last swam the event against Minnesota on Oct. 5 in 9:08.33. He swam it in 8:56.34 on Friday.

• U-M came into Friday's meet having six NCAA consideration times through the first two meets of the season. It got 14 on Friday alone.

• The meet was shown live on the Longhorn Network.

Contact: Brad Rudner (734) 763-4423