Feb. 5, 2014
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Saturday, Feb. 8 -- vs. Michigan State (Canham Natatorium), Noon
Live Results | Free Admission | Senior Day
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
Break (with Senior Recognition for Men)
400-yard Individual Medley
200-yard Freestyle Relay
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.
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.
|Bruno Ortiz||50-yard Freestyle||19.53||T-9th||1st|
|Michael Wynalda||200-yard Freestyle||1:32.91||2nd||1st|
|Connor Jaeger||500-yard Freestyle||4:14.05||2nd||1st|
|Anders Nielsen||500-yard Freestyle||4:15.49||4th||2nd|
|Richard Funk||100-yard Breaststroke||52.31||2nd||1st|
|Dylan Bosch||100-yard Butterfly||46.57||9th||1st|
|Kyle Whitaker||200-yard Butterfly||1:43.81||9th||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)
200-yard Freestyle (9)
500-yard Freestyle (7)
* 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 ]
Sat-Sun., Feb. 22-23 -- host First Chance Meet (Canham Natatorium)
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