Wolverines Tied for 10th Place Heading to Final Day of NCAAs
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Site: Columbus, Ohio (McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion)
Event: NCAA Championships (Day 2)
U-M Team Standing: Tie-10th Place (82 Points) After Day 2
Next U-M Event: Saturday, March 22 -- at NCAA Championships (Columbus, Ohio)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Junior Emily Brunemann(Crescent Springs, Ky./Notre Dame Academy) clinched her second All-America honor in as many days Friday (March 21), but the No. 11-ranked University of Michigan women's swimming and diving team slipped one spot to a tie for 10th place after day two of the NCAA Championships at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Michigan has amassed 82 points through 14 events. Arizona leads the field by a 117-point margin with 361 points.

Brunemann got the Wolverines started with a sixth-place finish in the 400-yard individual medley on a time of 4:11.88. She spent much of the race in seventh place, swimming in a cluster of three swimmers, before eliminating the half-second margin of separation during the freestyle portion of the medley to move up a spot and claim the sixth position. Brunemann ended an 11-year draught for the Wolverines in the championship final by posting the second-fastest time in program history (4:10.35) during the preliminary race.

Fifth-year senior Melissa Jaeger(Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) led the pack of the consolation final of the 100-yard butterfly, using a personal-best 52.85 to finish ahead of the pack. The ninth-place overall finish marks the first individual honorable mention All-America citation for Jaeger, who is making her first appearance at the NCAA Championships. Sophomore Margaret Kelly(Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) added to her growing All-America showcase, garnering 13th place overall and an honorable mention with a time of 53.24 in the consolation final.

Michigan added a third All-America honorable mention relay, clinching 14th place in the 800-yard freestyle relay. Junior Hannah Smith(Dexter, Mich./Dexter), Kelly, Brunemann and Jaeger strung together a 7:11.08 run in the first of three heats in the event. The Maize and Blue battled Big Ten rival Northwestern throughout the race, trading leads at each exchange. Northwestern won the heat in 7:08.52, but the Wolverines attained the program's second straight honorable mention in the event.

Michigan concludes the 2008 NCAA Championships tomorrow (March 22) with preliminaries beginning at 11 a.m. and the finals scheduled for 7 p.m. at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.



Top Teams (After Day 2)

 1. Arizona 361 2. Auburn 244 3. Texas A&M 227 4. Stanford 212 5. Cal 203 6. Florida 178 7. Georgia 133 8. Tennessee 120 9. Indiana 110 10. MICHIGAN 82 Washington 82 


Top Eight/U-M Finishers
(Preliminary time in parentheses for U-M if faster than finals time)

 200-yard Medley Relay 1. Arizona 1:35.29*&^% 2. Stanford 1:37.63 3. Texas A&M 1:37.72 4. Cal 1:38.07 5. Auburn 1:38.35 6. Georgia 1:38.79 7. Florida 1:38.98 8. Indiana 1:39.33 17. Michigan 1:40.35 (Hannah Smith, Valeria Silva, Margaret Kelly, Melissa Jaeger) 
 400-yard Individual Medley 1. Julia Smit, Stanford 4:02.41% 2. Ava Ohlgren, Auburn 4:04.07 3. Ariana Kukors, Washington 4:04.82 4. Alicia Aemisegger, Princeton 4:05.44 5. Saori Haruguchi, Oregon State 4:08.66 6. Emily Brunemann, U-M 4:11.88 (4:10.35+) 7. Stephanie Proud, Florida 4:12.50 8. Melissa Hain, Texas A&M 4:13.49 27. Justine Mueller, U-M 4:16.35 38. Emily Hanson, U-M 4:27.12+ 100-yard Butterfly 1. Christine Magnuson, Tennessee 50.70% 2. Dana Vollmer, Cal 51.32 3. Hailey Degolia, Arizona 51.59 4. Elaine Breeden, Stanford 51.68 5. Caitlin Andrews, Arizona State 51.78 6. Triin Aljand, Texas A&M 52.13 7. Ana Agy, Arizona 52.38 8. Erin Campbell, Washington 52.61 9. Melissa Jaeger, U-M 52.85+ 13. Margaret Kelly, U-M 53.24 (52.80) 28. Payton Johnson, U-M 53.58 200-yard Freestyle 1. Caroline Burckle, Florida 1:43.10% 2. Lacy Nymeyer, Arizona 1:43.33 3. Julia Wilkinson, Texas A&M 1:43.64 4. Emily Kukors, Auburn 1:44.47 5. Christine Marshall, Texas A&M 1:44.74 6. Kate Dwelley, Stanford 1:45.34 7. Morgan Scroggy, Georgia 1:45.69 8. Andrea Hupman, Northwestern 1:50.60 100-yard Breaststroke 1. Rebecca Soni, Southern Cal 59.19% 2. Jillian Tyler, Minnesota 59.87 3. Annie Chandler, Arizona 59.98 4. Elizabeth Smith, Stanford 1:00.32 5. Jessica Botzum, Virginia Tech 1:00.61 6. Nicolette Teo, UCLA 1:00.71 7. Alia Atkinson, Texas A&M 1:01.19 8. Michele King, Tennessee 1:01.32 40. Valeria Silva, U-M 1:03.84 100-yard Backstroke 1. Gemma Spofforth, Florida 51.78% 2. Hailey Degolia, Arizona 51.89 3. Kateryna Zubkova, Indiana 52.02 4. Lauren Rogers, Cal 52.24 5. Justine Schluntz, Arizona 53.16 6. Ana Agy, Arizona 53.31 7. Presley Bard, Indiana 53.34 8. Anya Carman, SMU 53.66 28. Hannah Smith, U-M 54.86 Three-meter Diving 1. Chelsea Davis, Ohio state 365.85 2. Bianca Alvarez, Ohio State 354.50 3. Kathryn Kelly, Texas 353.15 4. Hannah Moore, Georgia 344.85 5. Britteny Feldman, Indiana 336.25 6. Emma Friesen, Hawaii 332.90 7. Hannah Krimm, Georgia Tech 328.75 8. Taryn Zack, South Carolina 319.35 25. Elyse Lee, U-M 270.35 800-yard Freestyle Relay 1. Arizona 6:58.69%* 2. Texas A&M 6:59.50 3. Cal 7:01.09 4. Georgia 7:04.83 4. Stanford 7:04.83 6. SMU 7:05.68 7. Florida 7:06.22 8. Auburn 7:06.71 14. Michigan 7:11.08 (Hannah Smith, Margaret Kelly, Emily Brunemann, Melissa Jaeger) 
 * NCAA record & American record ^ U.S. Open record % McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion record + Career-best time 


Day 1 Results

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