March 1, 2013
Site: Bloomington, Ind. (Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center)
Event: Big Ten Championships (Day 3 of 4)
U-M Team Standing: 1st of 10 Teams (316 points) after Day 2
Next U-M Event: Friday, March 1 -- at Big Ten Championships - Day 3 Finals (Bloomington, Ind.), 6:30 p.m.
Event Winners/U-M Finishers (Day 3 Prelims)
400-yard Individual Medley 1. Stephen Schmuhl, Indiana 3:42.70*% 3. Kyle Whitaker, U-M 3:43.75* 5. Dylan Bosch, U-M 3:44.84# T6. Connor Jaeger, U-M 3:46.09# 8. Ryutaro Kamiya, U-M 3:48.61 100-yard Butterfly 1. Sean Grier, Penn State 46.13#% 3. Sean Fletcher, U-M 46.22# 6. John Wojciechowski, U-M 46.92# 15. Evan Gregg, U-M 48.16# 22. Reid Elliott, U-M 48.69 200-yard Freestyle 1. Michael Wynalda, U-M 1:33.61*+% 2. Anders Lie Nielsen, U-M 1:34.68# 3. Hassaan Abdel Khalik, U-M 1:34.96# 4. Justin Glanda, U-M 1:35.29# 6. Peter Brumm, U-M 1:35.69# 17. Daniel Miller, U-M 1:37.11# 19. Roman Willets, U-M 1:37.62# 20. Sean Ryan, U-M 1:37.65# 32. Ryan Feeley, U-M 1:38.64 100-yard Breaststroke 1. Cody Miller, Indiana 51.96*+% 2. Richard Funk, U-M 52.14*@ 3. Bruno Ortiz, U-M 52.99# 10. Kyle Duckitt, U-M 53.76# 24. Matt McNamara, U-M 55.36 100-yard Backstroke 1. James Wells, Indiana 45.52*% 3. Miguel Ortiz, U-M 46.28# 7. Sean Fletcher, U-M 46.77# 19. Evan Gregg, U-M 48.38# 20. Reid Elliott, U-M 48.50 Three-Meter Diving 1. Michael DellOrco II, Indiana 423.50^ 18. Timothy Faerber, U-M 334.25^ 19. Jack Lee, U-M 328.55^ * NCAA automatic qualifying time # NCAA consideration time ^ NCAA zone diving qualifying mark % Pool record @ University of Michigan record + Big Ten Championships record
N O T E S
Michigan returns all four of its swimmers in tonight's 'A' final of the 400-yard IM. Kyle Whitaker took third (3:43.75) with an NCAA 'A' time, followed by Dylan Bosch in fifth (3:44.84), Connor Jaeger in a tie for sixth (3:46.09) and Ryutaro Kamiya in eighth (3:48.61). The final three times were all NCAA 'B' cuts. Michigan has a history of dominance in this race, winning the last 15 titles, a streak that began in 1998.
Sean Fletcher and John Wojciechowski will come back for tonight's 'A' final of the 100-yard butterfly. Fletcher took third in preliminaries with a time of 46.22, less than a tenth-of-a-second off the winning time, while Wojciechowski took sixth (46.92). Both were NCAA 'B' cuts. Michigan will also have one swimmer in the consolation final, thanks to a 15th-place finish from Evan Gregg (48.16).
Five of the eight 'A' finalists in the 200-yard freestyle tonight will be Wolverines. Michigan took places first-through-fourth in the preliminaries, headlined by Michael Wynalda, who set Big Ten Championships and pool records in a first-place finish (NCAA 'A' time of 1:33.61). Anders Lie Nielsen, who set both of those records two days ago, took second (1:34.68), followed by Hassaan Abdel Khalik in third (1:34.96), Justin Glanda in fourth (1:35.29) and Peter Brumm in sixth (1:35.69). The final four times were all NCAA 'B' cuts.
Richard Funk and Bruno Ortiz will represent U-M in the 'A' finals of the 100-yard breaststroke. Funk took second, establishing a new school record with an NCAA 'A' time of 52.14, while Ortiz took third (52.99). The previous school record was 52.68, set by Scott Spann in 2008. Kyle Duckitt will score points in tonight's 'B' final after his 10th-place finish (53.76).
Fletcher will swim in another 'A' final after qualifying in the 100-yard backstroke via his seventh-place finish (46.77). Miguel Ortiz led the team with a third-place finish (46.28).
Freshman Reid Elliott made his Big Ten Championships debut on Friday. He took 20th in the 100-yard backstroke (48.50) and 22nd in the 100-yard butterfly (48.69), qualifying for 'C' finals in both events.
Michigan had two student-athletes dive off the three-meter board, both just missing the consolation final. Freshman Timothy Faerber (Potomac, Md./Churchill) finished 18th (a career-best score of 334.25), while junior Jack Lee (North Egremont, Mass./The Berkshire School) placed 19th (328.55). Both will be back in action tomorrow (Saturday, March 2) on the 10-meter platform.
Contact: Brad Rudner (734) 763-4423