This Week in Michigan Men's Swimming & Diving #8
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Jan. 28, 2014

• Podcast: Thursday Morning Taper audio

THIS WEEK
Saturday, Feb. 1
-- at No. 9 Ohio State (Columbus, Ohio), 11 a.m.
Live Results

Statistics: Top Times PDF | Diving Bests
Social Media: Facebook | Twitter

With the Big Ten Championships less than one month away, the No. 1-ranked University of Michigan men's swimming and diving team (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) returns to action this Saturday (Feb. 1), traveling to Columbus, Ohio, to take on rival and No. 9 Ohio State (8-0, 3-0 Big Ten). The meet, which will be run alongside the women's teams from both schools and Nebraska, will begin at 11 a.m. inside the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.

AQUATICS ANALYSIS
During Saturday's meet, the Michigan coaching staff will take over the team's Twitter account, @umichswimdive, to provide running commentary and real-time reactions to the races and events from right there on the deck. To interact, follow @umichswimdive on Twitter and use the hashtag #UMDeckPass during the competition. [ More ]

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS TICKET INFORMATION
All-session tickets for the 2014 Big Ten Championships, hosted by the University of Michigan at Canham Natatorium (Feb. 26-March 1), are on sale now.

Single-session passes will be sold at the door only. To purchase all-session tickets, call (866) 296-MTIX or visit www.MGoBlue.com/tickets. [ Championship Central ]

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
200-yard Medley Relay
1,000-yard Freestyle
200-yard Freestyle
100-yard Backstroke
100-yard Breaststroke
200-yard Butterfly
50-yard Freestyle
Three-meter Diving
100-yard Freestyle
200-yard Backstroke
200-yard Breaststroke
500-yard Freestyle
100-yard Butterfly
One-meter Diving
200-yard Individual Medley
400-yard Freestyle Relay

WOLVERINE BITES

• Michigan is 67-11-2 all-time against Ohio State, including a dominant 251-75 victory last season inside Canham Natatorium. The Wolverines have won 16 consecutive dual meets in the series and have not lost to the Buckeyes since 1991. Ohio State (8-0, 3-0 Big Ten) has not lost a full-team competition this season and host West Virginia on Friday (Jan. 31). The Buckeyes are led in the pool by fifth-year senior swimmer Tim Phillips (a 2013 NCAA All-American in the 100-yard butterfly) and senior diver Shane Miszkiel (two-time Big Ten champion).

• Four different Wolverine men have been named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week this season: Bruno Ortiz (Oct. 1, Jan. 7), John Wojciechowski (Oct. 15), Richard Funk (Oct. 29, Jan. 21) and Dylan Bosch (Dec. 10, Jan. 14).

• Since the beginning of the 2008-09 season, Michigan has gone 47-3-1 in dual meets under the direction of head swimming coach Mike Bottom, including 29-1 in Big Ten competition. In five dual meets this season (Iowa, Auburn/Notre Dame, Indiana/Texas, Purdue, Northwestern), Michigan has won 73 percent of the events (58 of 80).

• The Wolverines continue to hold the top spot in the most-recent CSCAA D-I Poll, released on Jan. 21. Michigan is also ranked No. 4 in the Endless Pools/CollegeSwimming.com Top 25, released on Jan. 23. [ Rankings: CSCAA | Endless Pools/CollegeSwimming.com ]

• Sophomore diver Timothy Faerber set a career-high score on the three-meter board at the SMU Classic back on Jan. 18 (359.45). He is one of four divers to have earned NCAA Zone Diving qualifying scores, along with Kevin Bain, Nate Rietberg and James Ross. [ Diving Bests ]

• On Monday (Jan. 27), Michigan announced the additions of Mitchell Gartland (Newtown Square, Pa.) and Ryan Sebastian (Summit, N.J./Summit) to the team's 2014-15 recruiting class. [ Release ]

• Junior Richard Funk has won the 100-yard breaststroke in each of the team's last three competitions; he has also won the 200-yard breaststroke twice but did not swim that event at Northwestern on Jan. 11. He has shaved several seconds off his times in a stretch of just one week (from Jan. 10 at Purdue to Jan. 17 at SMU Classic), going from 54.67 to 52.31 in the 100-yard breaststroke and from 2:00.59 to 1:54.75 in the 200-yard breaststroke. He currently ranks second in the nation in the 100-yard breaststroke and fifth in the 200-yard breaststroke, leading the Big Ten in both races.

• Two swimmers enter this Saturday's meet at Ohio State with season-long winning streaks intact: Dylan Bosch in the 200-yard butterfly and Connor Jaeger in the 500-yard freestyle.

NATIONAL RANKINGS

Listed below are the swimmers that have times that rank in the top 10 at both the national and conference level. Michigan swimmers hold the conference's top times in 10 individual events, including four alone by sophomore Dylan Bosch.

Name Event Time NCAA Big Ten
Bruno Ortiz 50-yard Freestyle 19.53 T-9th 1st
  100-yard Breaststroke 53.17 T-6th 2nd
Michael Wynalda 200-yard Freestyle 1:32.91 2nd 1st
Connor Jaeger 500-yard Freestyle 4:14.05 2nd 1st
  1,650-yard Freestyle 14:39.02 1st 1st
Anders Nielsen 500-yard Freestyle 4:15.49 4th 2nd
  1,650-yard Freestyle 14:47.88 2nd 2nd
Richard Funk 100-yard Breaststroke 52.31 2nd 1st
  200-yard Breaststroke 1:54.75 5th 1st
Dylan Bosch 100-yard Butterfly 46.57 9th 1st
  200-yard Butterfly 1:41.01 1st 1st
  200-yard IM 1:43.47 3rd 1st
  400-yard IM 3:42.94 5th 1st
Kyle Whitaker 200-yard Butterfly 1:43.81 9th 2nd
  200-yard IM 1:44.47 10th 2nd
  400-yard IM 3:43.51 6th 2nd

EYE ON NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Through four meets, the following U-M swimmers and divers have automatically or provisionally qualified for the 2014 NCAA Championships, to be held March 27-29 at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. In total, in individual events, U-M has achieved 64 total NCAA 'A' or 'B' times and six NCAA Zone Diving qualifying scores:

50-yard Freestyle (1)
Bruno Ortiz (19.53#)

100-yard Freestyle (4)
Bruno Ortiz (43.26#)
Michael Wynalda (43.57#)
Peter Brumm (43.71#)
Anders Nielsen (44.29#)

200-yard Freestyle (9)
Michael Wynalda (1:32.91*)
Connor Jaeger (1:34.95#)
Anders Nielsen (1:35.49#)
Justin Glanda (1:36.10#)
Kyle Whitaker (1:36.41#)
Hassaan Abdel Khalik (1:36.58#)
Peter Brumm (1:36.59#)
Dylan Bosch (1:37.88#)
Jack Mangan (1:37.98#)

500-yard Freestyle (7)
Connor Jaeger (4:14.05*)
Anders Nielsen (4:15.49#)
Michael Wynalda (4:19.41#)
Hassaan Abdel Khalik (4:22.38#)
Dylan Bosch (4:22.55#)
Ryutaro Kamiya (4:23.26#)
Justin Glanda (4:23.41#)

1,650-yard Freestyle (4)
Connor Jaeger (14:39.02*)
Anders Nielsen (14:47.88#)
Cameron Stitt (15:21.60#)
Sean Ryan (15:24.34#)

100-yard Backstroke (2)
John Wojciechowski (47.53#)
Peter Brumm (48.01#)

200-yard Backstroke (3)
Ryutaro Kamiya (1:43.80#)
Kyle Whitaker (1:45.30#)
Peter Brumm (1:45.48#)

100-yard Breaststroke (6)
Richard Funk (52.31*)
Bruno Ortiz (53.17#)
Matt McNamara (54.48#)
Chris Klein (54.67#)
Kyle Duckitt (54.86#)
John Wojciechowski (55.07#)

200-yard Breaststroke (5)
Richard Funk (1:54.75#)
Dylan Bosch (1:55.98#)
Kyle Duckitt (1:58.24#)
Chris Klein (1:58.79#)
Matt McNamara (1:59.13#)

100-yard Butterfly (6)
Dylan Bosch (46.57#)
John Wojciechowski (46.72#)
Peter Brumm (47.61#)
Bruno Ortiz (47.86#)
Jeremy Raisky (48.08#)
Kyle Whitaker (48.19#)

200-yard Butterfly (4)
Dylan Bosch (1:41.01*)
Kyle Whitaker (1:43.81#)
John Wojciechowski (1:45.70#)
Connor Jaeger (1:46.40#)

200-yard IM (5)
Dylan Bosch (1:43.47#)
Kyle Whitaker (1:44.47#)
Peter Brumm (1:46.84#)
John Wojciechowski (1:48.22#)
Richard Funk (1:48.42#)

400-yard IM (4)
Dylan Bosch (3:42.94*)
Kyle Whitaker (3:43.51#)
Connor Jaeger (3:45.50#)
Ryutaro Kamiya (3:51.81#)

400-yard Freestyle Relay
Peter Brumm, Michael Wynalda, Kyle Whitaker, Justin Glanda (2:52.88*)

800-yard Freestyle Relay
Michael Wynalda, Kyle Whitaker, Connor Jaeger, Dylan Bosch (6:21.07*)

200-yard Medley Relay
John Wojciechowski, Richard Funk, Peter Brumm, Bruno Ortiz (1:25.40*)

400-yard Medley Relay
John Wojciechowski, Richard Funk, Peter Brumm, Bruno Ortiz (3:07.76*)

One-Meter Diving
James Ross (337.05#)
Nate Rietberg (315.95#)
Timothy Faerber (312.40#)

Three-Meter Diving
Timothy Faerber (359.45#)
Kevin Bain (334.20#)
James Ross (324.10#)

* NCAA automatic qualifying standard
# NCAA provisional qualifying standard
^ NCAA Zone Diving Championships qualifying score

SENIOR DAY
The Wolverines return to Canham Natatorium for the first time since late November on Saturday, Feb. 8, hosting Michigan State at noon. Prior to the meet, 14 seniors will be honored including Hassaan Abdel Khalik, Kyle Duckitt, John Wojciechowski, Kyle Whitaker, Connor Jaeger, Zach Kelch, Ryutaro Kamiya, Sean Ryan, James Ross, Nate Rietberg, Michael Wynalda, Jonathon Ekleberry, David Moore and graduate student Ian Richardson.

LAST TIME OUT
The Wolverines led wire to wire to capture their fifth SMU Classic title in the past six years back on Jan. 18 in Dallas, Texas. [ Recap ]

UP NEXT
Saturday, Feb. 8 -- vs. Michigan State (Canham Natatorium), Noon

OTHER RELATED LINKS
Thursday Morning Taper (Podcast) -- Every Thursday
Canham Natatorium Feature

Contact: Brad Rudner (brudner@umich.edu)


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