This Week in Michigan Men's Swimming & Diving #4
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Nov. 19, 2013

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THIS WEEK
Fri-Sun., Nov. 22-24
-- host University of Michigan Open (Canham Natatorium)
Live Results
Fri-Sun., Nov. 22-24 -- at Pitt Panthers Invitational - Diving Only (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Live Results :: Live Video: Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Statistics: Top Times | Diving Bests
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The No. 1-ranked University of Michigan men's swimming and diving team (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) splits up for a pair of competitions this weekend, as the swimmers stay at Canham Natatorium for the University of Michigan Open, while the divers travel to Pittsburgh, Pa., for the Pitt Panthers Invitational at Trees Pool. Both meets span three days, beginning on Friday (Nov. 22) and ending on Sunday (Nov. 24).

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN OPEN
Each day of the University of Michigan Open will begin at 10 a.m. with preliminaries. Finals on Friday and Saturday will commence at 5 p.m. Sunday will conclude at 3 p.m. The meet will not be scored.

Friday, Nov. 22
200-yard Freestyle Relay
500-yard Freestyle
200-yard IM
50-yard Freestyle
400-yard Medley Relay

Saturday, Nov. 23
200-yard Medley Relay
400-yard IM
100-yard Butterfly
200-yard Freestyle
100-yard Breaststroke
100-yard Backstroke
800-yard Freestyle Relay

Sunday, Nov. 24
1,650-yard Freestyle
200-yard Backstroke
100-yard Freestyle
200-yard Breaststroke
200-yard Butterfly
400-yard Freestyle Relay

PITT PANTHERS INVITATIONAL (DIVING ONLY)
Friday, Nov. 22 -- Three-meter diving
Saturday, Nov. 23 -- One-meter diving
Sunday, Nov. 24 -- Platform diving (finals only)

Preliminaries will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at noon on Sunday. Finals will include the top eight divers from preliminaries. Three-meter finals will begin prior to the final relay on Friday. One-meter finals will begin before the first race on Saturday.

WOLVERINE BITES

• The University of Michigan Open serves as an opportunity for swimmers to get cuts for both NCAA Championships and U.S. Winter Nationals. It will serve as the mid-season meet for the following swimmers: Julian Ballestas, Colin Eaton, Jonathon Ekleberry, Aaron Ghiglieri, Zach Kelch, Nick Killeen, Keltan Lawler, David Moore, Henry Parker, Paul Soley and Vinny Tafuto. Those that have already qualified for U.S. Winter Nationals will also be swimming this weekend, likely in non-specialized events.

• Nine swimmers and four relay teams currently rank in the top 10 nationally in their respective events:

EVENT NAME RANK (TIME)
50-yard Freestyle Bruno Ortiz T-10th - 20.09
100-yard Freestyle John Wojciechowski 8th - 44.06#
200-yard Freestyle Michael Wynalda 3rd - 1:36.31
  Anders Nielsen 6th - 1:37.26
  Justin Glanda 9th - 1:37.43
500-yard Freestyle Connor Jaeger 1st - 4:22.13
1,000-yard Freestyle Connor Jaeger 2nd - 9:02.50
100-yard Breaststroke Richard Funk 3rd - 54.14
200-yard Breaststroke Richard Funk 9th - 1:58.82
100-yard Butterfly Dylan Bosch 5th - 47.71
  John Wojciechowski 8th - 47.84
200-yard Butterfly Dylan Bosch 3rd - 1:44.17
  Kyle Whitaker 7th - 1:46.05
200-yard IM Kyle Whitaker 4th - 1:46.71
  Dylan Bosch 8th - 1:48.06
400-yard Freestyle Relay Bruno Ortiz, Justin Glanda,
Anders Nielsen, Michael Wynalda
3rd - 2:56.09
800-yard Freestyle Relay Jack Mangan, Justin Glanda,
Connor Jaeger, Michael Wynalda
3rd - 6:35.25
200-yard Medley Relay John Wojciechowski, Richard Funk,
Dylan Bosch, Bruno Ortiz
3rd - 1:27.81
400-yard Medley Relay Jason Chen, Richard Funk,
Dylan Bosch, Anders Nielsen
4th - 1:27.81

# - Achieved during leadoff leg of 400-yard freestyle relay

• The following U-M swimmers have automatic- or provisional-qualifying times for the 2014 NCAA Championships, to be held March 27-29 at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center:

Dylan Bosch
100-yard butterfly (47.71#)
200-yard butterfly (1:44.17#)
200-yard IM (1:48.06#)

Richard Funk
100-yard breaststroke (54.14#)
200-yard breaststroke (1:58.82#)

Justin Glanda
200-yard freestyle (1:37.43#)

Connor Jaeger
500-yard freestyle (4:22.13#)

Anders Nielsen
200-yard freestyle (1:37.26#)

Bruno Ortiz
50-yard freestyle (20.09#)

Kyle Whitaker
200-yard butterfly (1:46.05#)
200-yard IM (1:46.71#)

John Wojciechowski
100-yard freestyle (44.06#)
100-yard butterfly (47.84#)

Michael Wynalda
200-yard freestyle (1:36.31#)

• Michigan continues to be ranked No. 1 in the CSCAA D-I rankings, last released on Nov. 6. The rankings are released every two weeks, alternating between men and women. The Wolverines are ranked No. 2 in the Endless Pools/CollegeSwimming.com rankings. [ Rankings: CSCAA | CollegeSwimming.com ]

• Members of last year's national championship team received their rings at a special ceremony at Canham Natatorium prior to the home football game against Nebraska on Nov. 9. [ Feature | Video video icon ]

• Two divers -- Kevin Bain (three-meter) and James Ross (one-meter) -- have qualified through to the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships, to be held March 13-15 in Iowa, City, Iowa. The divers will be on platform this weekend for the first time this season.

• Four swimmers enter this weekend having won their respective races in each of the team's first three meets: Connor Jaeger (500-yard freestyle, 1,000-yard freestyle), Dylan Bosch (200-yard butterfly), Richard Funk (100-yard breaststroke) and Kyle Whitaker (200-yard IM).

LAST TIME OUT
U-M won nine events, including multi-event winners Richard Funk and Connor Jaeger, to defeat Texas, 166-134, and Indiana, 203-97, back in a double-dual meet on Oct. 25 in Bloomington, Ind. [ Recap ]

UP NEXT
Thu-Sat., Dec 5-7 -- at U.S. Winter National Championships (Knoxville, Tenn.)

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

Contact: Brad Rudner (734) 763-4423


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