Dec. 19, 2010
Follow the progress of the seven former and current Wolverines competing at the 10th FINA Short Course World Swimming Championships on Dec. 15-19 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
December 19, 2010 -- Day 5
The final day of the FINA World Championships brought another medal for Tyler Clary (2008-10), his third, and a pair of top-10 finishes in the 1,500-meter freestyle. Clary finished behind fellow countryman Ryan Lochte in the 200-meter backstroke, placing second on a time of 1:49.09. Clary also swam the 200-meter butterfly, with his time of 1:54.41 producing a 14th-place finish. Former Wolverine Peter Vanderkaay (2003-06) touched the wall in 14:35 for a fifth-place finish in the 1,500-meter freestyle, followed by current Wolverine freshman Sean Ryan (Hixson, Texas/McCallie School), who clocked in at 14:46.38 for a ninth-place showing.
December 18, 2010 -- Day 4
Tyler Clary (2008-10) took to the water in the 100-meter individual medley, placing 16th with a time of 53.99 in the semifinal swim. In the 100-meter freestyle, sophomore Hassaan Abdel Khalik (Mississauga, Ontario/Silverthorn Collegiate) posted a time of 48.99 en route to a 32nd-place finish.
December 17, 2010 -- Day 3
For the second straight day, Tyler Clary (2008-10) earned a bronze medal in the individual medley, turning in a time of 1:53.56 in the 200-meter version of the event. Peter Vanderkaay (2003-06) just missed the podium after qualifying second in the 400-meter freestyle, turning in a fourth-place time of 3:38.44. Charlie Houchin (2007-10) finished just outside the top group in the 400-meter freestyle, touching the wall in 3:43.12 for a 12th-place finish, with sophomore Hassaan Abdel Khalik (Mississauga, Ontario/Silverthorn Collegiate) coming in 19th on a time of 3:46.21.
December 16, 2010 -- Day 2
Former Wolverine Tyler Clary (2008-10) was only swimmer with Michigan ties to compete in an individual event on day two, joining a pair of Maize and Blue alums that took part in relays. The NCAA record holder earned bronze in the 400-meter individual medley, finishing 29-hundredths off the old world record, which first-place finisher Ryan Lochte broke with a time of 3:57.56. Peter Vanderkaay (2003-06) also medaled on day two, leading off the United States' 4x200-meter freestyle relay that finished second with a 6:49.58 performance as the top two finishers smashed the old world record. Charlie Houchin (2007-10) swam on the 4x200-meter freestyle relay during the qualifying round, handling the third leg for the quartet that posted the top qualifying time.
December 15, 2010 -- Day 1
Sophomore Hassaan Abdel Khalik (Mississauga, Ontario/Silverthorn Collegiate) was the first Wolverine to compete, taking 24th in the 200-meter freestyle on a time of 1:46.83. He also swam the second leg on Canada's 4x100 meter freestyle relay, finishing ninth. Former Wolverine Peter Vanderkaay (2003-06) swam three heats after Abdel Khalik, turning in a time of 1:34.82 for a 12th-place finish. Neither swimmer qualified for the finals round.