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
N O T E S
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