Jan. 5, 2011
Site: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Event: Copa Coqui
U-M Team Standing: 1st Place of 4 Teams (112 points)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, Jan. 8 -- at No. 14 Indiana (Bloomington, Ind.), 11 a.m.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The No. 15-ranked University of Michigan women's swimming and diving team opened the New Year in style, winning the Copa Coqui meet for the second year in a row on Sunday (Jan. 2). The Wolverines scored 112 points as a team and won all eight races. Senior Natasha Moodie (Miramar, Fla./Miramar) was named the meet's Most Valuable Swimmer after winning the 50- and 100-meter freestyles.
The Wolverines used the meet as a finale of their winter break training trip, training outside for more than a week. The meet was contested in long-course meters, as opposed to collegiate meets, which are in short-course yards.
In total, three Wolverines set new meet records -- junior Caitlin Dauw (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East) in the 100-meter butterfly (1:02.15), sophomore Adrienne Bicek (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove North) in the 200-meter individual medley (2:25.99) and freshman Angela Chokran (South Elgin, Ill./St. Charles North) in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:13.92).
Other event winners were junior Liz Johnson (Milford, Mich./Milford) in the 100-meter backstroke (1:07.11), as well as the 200-meter medley relay team of Moodie, Dauw, sophomore Mattie Kukors (Auburn, Wash./Mountainview) and freshman Nikki Hubbard (Granger, Ind./Penn) and the 500-yard freestyle relay team.
Michigan's road swing continues this Saturday (Jan. 8), as it travels to Bloomington, Ind., looking for its second win of the season over the No. 14-ranked Indiana Hoosiers in a Big Ten dual meet. The meet will be split into two sessions, beginning at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Final Team Standings
1. Michigan 112 2. Illinois-Chicago 23 3. Team Puerto Rico 5 4. Gustavus 3
Event Winners/U-M Finishers (Long Course Meters)
200-meter Medley Relay 1. Michigan 'A' 2:01.90 (Mattie Kukors, Nikki Hubbard, Caitlin Dauw, Natasha Moodie) 6. Michigan 'B' 2:13.82 (Kristina Jaeger, Meredith Cote, Linnea Johnson, Megan Craig) 100-meter Freestyle 1. Natasha Moodie, U-M 59.80 3. Katherine Carl, U-M 1:02.49 17. Liz Koselka, U-M 1:06.22 100-meter Butterfly 1. Caitlin Dauw, U-M 1:02.15* 2. Adrienne Bicek, U-M 1:05.15 3. Kally Fayhee, U-M 1:06.28 4. Alexa Mehesan, U-M 1:06.96 100-meter Breaststroke 1. Angela Chokran, U-M 1:13.92* 2. Julia Andracki, U-M 1:17.81 5. Nikki Hubbard, U-M 1:19.51 6. Melissa Lang, U-M 1:20.29 100-meter Backstroke 1. Liz Johnson, U-M 1:07.11 2. Ashley Cohagen, U-M 1:08.75 3. Sam Pearson, U-M 1:08.96 8. Erin Cameron, U-M 1:13.06 50-meter Freestyle 1. Natasha Moodie, U-M 27.07 4. Alexa Mehesan, U-M 28.34 5. Katherine Carl, U-M 28.46 9. Kristyne Cole, U-M 29.13 200-meter Individual Medley 1. Adrienne Bicek, U-M 2:25.99* 2. Val Barthelemy, U-M 2:27.42 3. Courtney Beidler, U-M 2:32.11 -- Mattie Kukors, U-M DQ 500-meter Freestyle Relay 1. Michigan 'A' 4:42.49 2. Michigan 'B' 4:52.20 * Meet Record
Contact: Brad Rudner (734) 763-4423