Dec. 4, 2011
Site: Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa Aquatic Center)
Event: Hawkeye Invitational (Day 2 of 3)
U-M Standing: 1st of 7 teams (654 points)
Next U-M Event: Sunday, Dec. 4 -- at Hawkeye Invitational - Day Three (Iowa City, Iowa) 10 a.m./4 p.m. CST
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The No. 1-ranked University of Michigan swimming team collected six event titles on day two of the Hawkeye Invitational on Saturday (Dec. 3) to gain a commanding lead in the seven-team event held at the Iowa Aquatic Center.
The Wolverines earned event wins in the 200-yard medley relay and 800-yard freestyle relay in addition to the 400-yard butterfly, 100-yard butterfly, 100-yard breaststroke and 100-yard backstroke and hold 654 points to second-place Iowa's 476 heading into day three of competition (Sunday, Dec. 4).
Michigan got off to a solid start in the first race of the finals, the 200-yard medley relay. The quartet of junior Miguel Ortiz (Tokyo, Japan/St. Mary's International), freshman Richard Funk (Edmonton, Alberta/Stratchcona), sophomore John Wojciechowski (Scottsdale, Ariz./Phoenix Brophy) and junior Evan Gregg (Blacksburg, Va./Blacksburg) earned the squad 40 team points by clocking a pool-record 1:26.36.
Sophomore Kyle Whitaker (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) followed in the 400-yard individual medley with a pool-record time of 3:45.17 to take first, while sophomore Sean Ryan (Hixson, Tenn./McCallie School) marked a fifth-place finish with a time of 3:57.73 after swimming a 3:56.91 in the preliminary earlier in the day.
The Wolverines collected a 1-2 finish in the 100-yard butterfly, as Wojciechowski continued his outing with a pool-record first-place finish with a 46.61, while senior Dan Madwed (Stamford, Conn./Towson) marked a 47.04 to place second. Each time resulted in an NCAA 'B' qualifying standard. Junior Evan Gregg (Blacksburg, Va./Blacksburg) and senior Jan Konarzewski (Warsaw, Poland/LO im Andersa) tied for fourth in the final heat with identical times of 48.66.
The 200-yard freestyle marked the lone event that the Wolverines missed out on an individual title in, as Notre Dame's Frankie Dyer clocked a 1:35.58 to edge Michigan sophomore Michael Wynalda (Wyoming, Mich./Grandville), who touched the wall in 1:35.88 for a second-place finish. Sophomore Connor Jaeger (Rumson, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) took third with a 1:36.86, while junior Roman Willets (Whitehouse, Ohio/St. Francis deSales) turned in a 1:37.49 to round out the top four placewinners in the event. The swims by Wynalda, Jaeger and Willets were NCAA 'B' qualifying times.
Freshman Bruno Ortiz (Tokyo, Japan/St. Mary's International) led Michigan in the 100-yard backstroke, turning in a pool-record 54.23. Funk gave the Wolverines a 1-2 finish in the event with a 54.34, while sophomore Kyle Duckitt (Johannesburg, South Africa/St. John's College) took fourth with a 56.17 in the finals after clocking a 55.29 in the prelims.
In the 100-yard backstroke, Miguel Ortiz notched a pool record with a time of 46.56, and was followed by a third-place finish from Konarzewski (47.94) to close out the individual placewinners for U-M.
The Wolverines ended the day's competition with a first- and third-place finish in the 800-yard freestyle relay, as the foursome of Whitaker, Wynalda, Jaeger and Willets collected a pool-record time of 6:28.09. The third-place squad turned in a 6:41.29, and consisted of senior Dane Vanderkaay (Rochester, Mich./Adams), junior Andrew Novakoff (Lighthouse Point, Fla./Pine Crest), junior Connor McCarroll (Portland, Ore./Jesuit) and sophomore/freshman Zach Kelch (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington).
The Wolverines return to the pool tomorrow (Sunday, Dec. 4) for day three of competition. Action commences at 10 a.m. with prelims, followed by the finals at 4 p.m.
Team Standings (After Day 2)
1. MICHIGAN 654
2. Iowa 476
3. Notre Dame 352.5
4. Denver 280.5
5. UW-Milwaukee 201
6. UW-Green Bay 149
7. Minnesota 112
Event Winners/U-M Finishers (Day 2)
Preliminary time in parentheses if faster than finals time
200-yard Medley Relay
1. MICHIGAN 'A' 1:26.36%#
(Miguel Ortiz, Richard Funk,
John Wojciechowski, Evan Gregg)
4. MICHIGAN 'B' 1:29.28#
(Jan Konarzewski, Kyle Duckitt,
Dan Madwed, Bruno Ortiz)
-- MICHIGAN 'C' DQ
(Connor McCarroll, David Moore,
Dane Vanderkaay, Casey Sreenan)
400-yard Individual Medley
1. Kyle Whitaker, U-M 3:45.17%#
5. Sean Ryan, U-M 3:57.73 (3:56.91)
-- Dane Vanderkaay, U-M DQ
1. John Wojciechowski, U-M 46.61%#
2. Dan Madwed, U-M 47.04#
4. Evan Gregg, U-M 48.66 (46.36)
Jan Konarzewski, U-M 48.66 (48.54)
-- Miguel Ortiz, U-M DFS
1. Frankie Dyer, Notre Dame 1:35.58%
2. Michael Wynalda, U-M 1:35.88#
3. Connor Jaeger, U-M 1:36.86#
4. Roman Willets, U-M 1:37.49#
8. Dan Madwed, U-M 1:40.49 (1:38.01)
9. Ryan Feeley, U-M 1:38.80
10. Justin Glanda, U-M 1:38.95 (1:38.88)
18. Andrew Novakoff, U-M 1:40.87
31. Dane Vanderkaay, U-M 1:42.85
33. Zach Kelch, U-M 1:43.86
-- Sean Ryan, U-M DFS
1. Bruno Ortiz, U-M 54.23%#
2. Richard Funk, U-M 54.34#
4. Kyle Duckitt, U-M 56.17 (55.92)
13. Casey Sreenan, U-M 56.99 (56.71)
14. David Moore, U-M 57.19
23. Adam Oxner, U-M 58.60 (58.10)
1. Miguel Ortiz, U-M 46.56%#
3. Jan Konarzewski, U-M 47.94#
6. John Wojciechowski, U-M 49.73 (48.95)
8. Connor McCarroll, U-M 49.59 (49.47)
-- Michael Wynalda, U-M 50.50+
-- Kyle Whitaker, U-M DFS
1. Kristoffer Jorgensen, Minnesota 392.15
800-yard Freestyle Relay
1. MICHIGAN 'A' 6:28.09%#
(Kyle Whitaker, Michael Wynalda,
Connor Jaeger, Roman Willets)
3. MICHIGAN 'C' 6:41.29#
(Dane Vanderkaay, Andrew Novakoff,
Connor McCarroll, Zach Kelch)
5. MICHIGAN 'B' 6:42.01#
(Sean Ryan, Dan Madwed,
Justin Glanda, Ryan Feeley)
% Pool Record
# NCAA consideration time
+ did not swim in final
Previous Results: Day One
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