Wolverines Dominate Copa Coqui for Second Straight Year

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