Dauw, Mehesan Victorious on Day One at Minnesota
Alexa Mehesan

Oct. 7, 2011

Complete Results

Site: Minneapolis, Minn. (University Aquatic Center)
Score: Minnesota 123, U-M 63 (After Day 1)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, Oct. 8 -- at Minnesota - Day Two (Minneapolis, Minn.), Noon CDT

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Seniors Caitlin Dauw (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East) and Alexa Mehesan (West Des Moines, Iowa/Valley) of the University of Michigan women's swimming and diving team each won individual events on Friday (Oct. 7), as the Wolverines kicked the 2011-12 season off against Minnesota at the University Aquatic Center. After one day of competition, Minnesota leads Michigan, 123-63.

Dauw, who earned three NCAA All-America honorable mention awards and two Big Ten championships last season, won the 200-yard butterfly (2:02.34), while Mehesan won the 50-yard freestyle (23.30).

In the diving well, the Wolverines occupied three of the top four spots on the one-meter board. Senior Amanda Lohman (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) was second (274.88), with sophomores Erin Bridgewater (Kawkawlin, Mich./Bay City Western) and Brianna Maroukis (Kalamazoo, Mich./Portage Northern) in third (267.82) and fourth (256.35), respectively. 

The Wolverines return to the University Aquatic Center tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 8) to conclude the two-day meet against the Golden Gophers. The competition is slated to wrap-up beginning at noon CDT.


• This marks the third time in the last four seasons that Michigan and Minnesota have started the season in a dual meet. Minnesota has won the two previous meetings.

• Freshmen Savannah Hatt, Molly Schaefer, Claudia Lau, Marina Nazario and Michelle Stefandl each made their collegiate debuts Friday night.

Contact: Brad Rudner (734) 763-4423