This Week in Michigan Men's Swimming & Diving #9
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Feb. 5, 2014

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THIS WEEK
Saturday, Feb. 8
-- vs. Michigan State (Canham Natatorium), Noon
Live Results | Free Admission | Senior Day

Statistics: Top Times PDF | Diving Bests
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With less than four weeks until the Big Ten Championships, the No. 2-ranked University of Michigan men's swimming and diving team (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten) returns to Canham Natatorium on Saturday (Feb. 8) for the first time in more than two months, hosting in-state rival Michigan State (1-5, 0-1 Big Ten) in the regular-season finale. The meet will begin at noon.

Prior to the meet, 14 seniors will be honored: 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

To accommodate a special request from Michigan State, the men's divers will be in action on both the one-meter and three-meter boards on Friday (Feb. 7) during the women's meet vs. Michigan State. The competition will begin at 5 p.m.

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. [ Buy Tickets (All-Session Passes ONLY) | Championship Central ]

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
200-yard Medley Relay
200-yard Freestyle
100-yard Backstroke
100-yard Breaststroke
200-yard Butterfly
50-yard Freestyle
Break (with Senior Recognition for Men)
100-yard Freestyle
200-yard Backstroke
200-yard Breaststroke
500-yard Freestyle
100-yard Butterfly
Break
400-yard Individual Medley
200-yard Freestyle Relay

WOLVERINE BITES

• Michigan is 83-5 all-time against Michigan State. The Wolverines have won 37 consecutive dual meets, including a 168-61 win last season in East Lansing in which they set seven McCaffree Pool records.

• Sophomore Dylan Bosch was named Big Ten Men's Swimmer of the Week on Tuesday (Feb. 4) for the third time this season (also on Dec. 10, Jan. 14). He is one of four different swimmers to receive the honor this season, joining junior Bruno Ortiz (Oct. 1, Jan. 7), senior John Wojciechowski (Oct. 15) and junior Richard Funk (Oct. 29, Jan. 21). Those four U-M swimmers have combined to win the award in eight of 16 weeks this season.

• On Jan. 28, former swimmer Tom Malchow was announced as a future inductee to the International Swimming Hall of Fame. The 15-member Class of 2014 will be inducted in June in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. [ Release ]

• Since the beginning of the 2008-09 season, Michigan has gone 48-3-1 in dual meets under the direction of head swimming coach Mike Bottom, including 30-1 in Big Ten competition. In six dual meets this season (Iowa, Auburn/Notre Dame, Indiana/Texas, Purdue, Northwestern, Ohio State), Michigan has won 68 percent of the events (66 of 96).

• New rankings were released on Wednesday (Feb. 5). U-M is No. 2 in the CSCAA D-I poll and No. 4 in the Endless Pools/CollegeSwimming.com Top 25.

• Senior Connor Jaeger and sophomore Dylan Bosch enter this weekend riding undefeated streaks in their respective races. Jaeger has yet to be beaten in the 500-yard freestyle, while Bosch is perfect in the 200-yard butterfly. Each man has a record of 7-0 in those races this season.

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

The following U-M swimmers and divers have automatically or provisionally qualified for the 2014 NCAA Championships, set 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

LAST TIME OUT
Michigan kept its perfect dual-meet record intact in a 151-147 win over No. 9 Ohio State last Saturday (Feb. 1) in Columbus, Ohio. [ Recap ]

UP NEXT
Sat-Sun., Feb. 22-23 -- host First Chance Meet (Canham Natatorium)

OTHER RELATED LINKS
Thursday Morning Taper (Podcast) -- Every Thursday

Contact: Brad Rudner (brudner@umich.edu)