Maize & Blue Relay Team Excels on First Day of Michigan Open
Dylan Bosch

Nov. 22, 2013

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Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Canham Natatorium)
Event: University of Michigan Open (Day 1 of 3)
Score: No team scoring
Next U-M Event: Saturday, Nov. 23 -- host University of Michigan Open - Day 2 (Canham Natatorium), 10 a.m./5 p.m.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 1-ranked University of Michigan men's swimming and diving team opened up action at the Michigan Open on Friday (Nov. 22), winning one relay and an individual event from sophomore Dylan Bosch (Johannesburg, South Africa/Crawford College, Sandton) at Canham Natatorium.

Michigan's 400-yard medley relay team of John Wojciechowski (Scottsdale, Ariz./Phoenix Brophy Prep), Richard Funk (Edmonton, Alberta/Strathcona), Bosch and Bruno Ortiz (Tokyo, Japan/St. Mary's International) clocked the fastest time in the country at 3:10.89.

In the first event of the night, the Michigan finished second and third in the 200-yard medley relay. The team of Jeremy Raisky (Birmingham, Mich./Berkley), Colin Eaton (Gresham, Ore./Corbett), Wojciechowski and Ian Richardson (Mount Vernon, Ohio/Mount Vernon) finished second with a time of 1:22.24. The team of Peter Brumm (Cornelius, N.C./Hough), Julian Ballestas (Miami, Fla./Belen Jesuit), Henry Parker (Johns Creek, Ga./Johns Creek) and David Moore (Holland, Mich./Holland) finished third with a time of 1:22.79. The Michigan 'A' team was disqualified after touching in with a time of 1:20.20.

Despite swimming an off event, Bosch finished first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:22.55. Bosch's time currently ranks as the fifth-fastest time in the country. U-M swimmers took the top four spots with Anders Nielsen (Vanloese, Denmark), Kyle Whitaker (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) and Paul Soley (Lebanon, N.J./Mother of Divine Grace) finishing 2-3-4 respectively.

In the 50-yard freestyle, freshman Vinny Tafuto (Hummelstown, Pa./Hershey) finished second with a time of 20.38, a new personal best. Justin Glanda (Rochester Hills, Mich./Cranbrook Kingswood) also swam a personal best for the Wolverines, finishing fourth with a time of 20.73.

Michigan is back in the water at the University of Michigan Open tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 23). Preliminaries begin at 10 a.m., with event finals at 5 p.m.


Zach Kelch set a new personal best in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:31.26

Bruno Ortiz, swimming in an off event, swam a personal best in the 200-yard IM with a time of 1:50.74.

Connor Jaeger, a distance swimmer, swam a personal best in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 20.95.

Contact: Brad Rudner (734) 763-4423