Freshmen Mangan, Chen Receive Big Ten Weekly Honors

Feb. 25, 2014

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Following their performances at the Michigan First Chance Meet last weekend, freshmen Jack Mangan (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) and Jason Chen (Pleasanton, Calif./Amador Valley) were named Big Ten Swimmer and Freshman of the Week, respectively, by the conference office on Tuesday (Feb. 25).

The two freshmen combined to win five events and swim six NCAA 'B' cuts. Mangan won the 500-yard freestyle (4:21.73), the 200-yard freestyle (1:35.70) and the 200-yard backstroke (1:45.28), while Chen won the 50-yard freestyle (20.05) and the 100-yard butterfly (47.74). Chen also swam the fastest time of anyone on the team this season during the first half of the 200-yard backstroke, swimming the first 100 yards in 46.93, also an NCAA 'B' cut.

Both men will be back in the water for the 2014 Big Ten Championships, beginning tomorrow (Wednesday, Feb. 26) at 6:30 p.m. inside Canham Natatorium. The four-day meet will run through Saturday (March 1), with preliminaries beginning at 11 a.m. on the final three days with finals commencing at 6:30 p.m.

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