Oct. 22, 2010
Site: Toledo, Ohio (UT Student Recreation Center Pool)
Score: Michigan 182.5, Toledo 112.5
Records: Michigan (1-1), Toledo (1-2)
Next U-M Event: Fri-Sat., Oct. 29-30 -- at Indiana, vs. Texas (Bloomington, Ind.), Noon/6 p.m./10 a.m.
TOLEDO, Ohio -- The University of Michigan women's swimming and diving team earned its first dual-meet win of the season, taking first place in 10 of the meet's 16 events in a 182.5-112.5 win at Toledo on Friday (Oct. 22) at the UT Student Recreation Center Pool.
The Wolverines were in control from the very beginning, starting with the continued surge from sophomore Adrienne Bicek (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove North) in the 1,000-yard freestyle. She won the race in 10 minutes flat, finishing close to eight seconds faster than the next swimmer to touch the wall and 13 seconds faster than Jacy Dyer, last season's MAC Swimmer of the Year.
Senior Natasha Moodie (Miramar, Fla./Miramar) and junior Caitlin Dauw (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East) each won multiple events against the Rockets. Moodie won the 50- and 100-yard freestyles, while Dauw took first in both butterfly races. They also swam on both relay teams.
Other Wolverines that scored event wins of their own were junior Liz Johnson (Milford, Mich./Milford) in the 100-yard backstroke (57.09), sophomore Mattie Kukors (Auburn, Wash./Mountainview) in the 200-yard backstroke (2:01.83) and junior Kristyne Cole (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) in the 500-yard freestyle (4:58.84).
Over in the diving well, junior Amanda Lohman (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) won the three-meter diving competition (293.48) and had the highest score on the one-meter board (307.13), despite being exhibitioned.
The Wolverines remain out on the road next weekend, as they visit Bloomington, Ind., for a two-day double-dual meet with Big Ten rival Indiana and Texas. The two sessions on Friday (Oct. 29) begin at noon and 6 p.m., with action concluding on Saturday (Oct. 30) at 10 a.m.
Event Winners/U-M Finishers
400-yard Medley Relay 1. U-M 3:46.23 (Liz Johnson, Angela Chokran Caitlin Dauw, Natasha Moodie) 3. U-M 3:51.77 (Ashley Cohagen, Julia Andracki, Alexa Mehesan, Katherine Carl) 4. U-M 3:56.34 (Mattie Kukors, Melissa Lang, Linnea Johnson, Geneviève Aubé) 6. U-M 4:03.12 (Deirdre Jones, Val Barthelemy, Meredith Cote, Nikki Hubbard) 1,000-yard Freestyle 1. Adrienne Bicek, U-M 10:00.00 5. Courtney Beidler, U-M 10:22.89 6. Kally Fayhee, U-M 10:27.21 7. Megan Craig, U-M 10:34.00 200-yard Freestyle 1. Carly Harter, Toledo 1:50.67 2. Liz Koselka, U-M 1:50.78 3. Mattie Kukors, U-M 1:52.23 T4. Kristyne Cole, U-M 1:52.52 6. Katherine Carl, U-M 1:54.64 100-yard Backstroke 1. Liz Johnson, U-M 57.09 2. Sam Pearson, U-M 57.63 3. Ashley Cohagen, U-M 58.93 5. Erin Cameron, U-M 1:00.16 100-yard Breaststroke 1. Laura Lindsay, Toledo 1:03.78 2. Angela Chokran, U-M 1:04.32 3. Nikki Hubbard, U-M 1:05.14 4. Julia Andracki, U-M 1:05.36 5. Melissa Lang, U-M 1:06.03 200-yard Butterfly 1. Caitlin Dauw, U-M 2:03.19 3. Val Barthelemy, U-M 2:06.70 4. Kally Fayhee, U-M 2:07.04 6. Linnea Johnson, U-M 2:09.35 50-yard Freestyle 1. Natasha Moodie, U-M 23.30 2. Alexa Mehesan, U-M 24.30 3. Deirdre Jones, U-M 24.33 7. Katherine Carl, U-M 25.02 Three-Meter Diving 1. Amanda Lohman, U-M 293.48 2. Erin Bridgewater, U-M 250.81 3. Brianna Maroukis, U-M 219.81 100-yard Freestyle 1. Natasha Moodie, U-M 51.27 3. Katherine Carl, U-M 52.74 4. Deirdre Jones, U-M 52.89 5. Liz Koselka, U-M 53.83 200-yard Backstroke 1. Mattie Kukors, U-M 2:01.83 2. Liz Johnson, U-M 2:02.98 3. Sam Pearson, U-M 2:03.49 6. Erin Cameron, U-M 2:13.35 200-yard Breaststroke 1. Laura Lindsay, Toledo 2:17.58 2. Angela Chokran, U-M 2:18.78 3. Melissa Lang, U-M 2:22.69 4. Julia Andracki, U-M 2:24.20 5. Nikki Hubbard, U-M 2:26.92 500-yard Freestyle 1. Kristyne Cole, U-M 4:58.84 2. Kally Fayhee, U-M 5:00.62 6. Liz Koselka, U-M 5:03.32 7. Megan Craig, U-M 5:07.45 100-yard Butterfly 1. Caitlin Dauw, U-M 55.62 3. Alexa Mehesan, U-M 57.04 5. Linnea Johnson, U-M 58.74 6. Ashley Cohagen, U-M 58.85 One-Meter Diving 1. Amanda Lohman, U-M 307.13 2. Brianna Maroukis, U-M 224.85 4. Erin Bridgewater, U-M 199.22 400-yard Individual Medley 1. Carly Harter, Toledo 4:27.83 ex. Mattie Kukors, U-M 4:20.13 ex. Adrienne Bicek, U-M 4:20.37 ex. Val Barthelemy, U-M 4:31.62 ex. Angela Chokran, U-M 4:35.43 ex. Courtney Beidler, U-M 4:32.48 ex. Meredith Cote, U-M 4:42.52 200-yard Freestyle Relay 1. Toledo 1:38.22 (Thompson, Winfield, Heckroth, Dyer) ex. U-M 1:34.94 (Natasha Moodie, Alexa Mehesan, Caitlin Dauw, Deirdre Jones) ex. U-M 1:38.92 (Nikki Hubbard, Kristyne Cole, Liz Koselka, Erin Cameron) ex. U-M 1:40.58 (Geneviève Aubé, Kally Fayhee, Megan Craig, Meredith Cote)
N O T E S
With the win, Michigan is now 6-0 all-time in dual meets against Toledo.
Michigan exhibitioned the final two events of the meet -- the 400-yard individual medley and the 200-yard freestyle relay.
Freshmen Erin Bridgewater and Brianna Maroukis competed in their second official meet for Michigan. Bridgewater took second on the three-meter and fourth on the one-meter, while Maroukis was third on the three-meter and second on the one-meter.
The Wolverines' other transfer, sophomore Sam Pearson, scored two top-three finishes in just her second meet wearing the Maize and Blue. The transfer from Cal was second in the 100-yard backstroke and third in the 200-yard backstroke.
Q U O T E S
Michigan Head Coach Jim Richardson
On the team's performance ... "I thought we trained very well this week. We were better in many spots this week than we were last week or against Minnesota the week before. We have to continue to adapt to the training cycle and get better, which we will."
On the improvements the team has made in two weeks ... "We came here with the goal of trying to swim better technically. We view every meet as an opportunity to get better at something. We don't want to waste opportunities. Toledo is a very, very good team, Mid-American Conference champions and there were some bang-bang races out there. Every meet is tough to win, but I am pleased with the improvements we've made."
On who caught his eye ... "I thought there were a few swimmers in particular that I thought did very well. Liz Koselka swam an excellent 200-yard freestyle. Kally Fayhee's swim in the 1,000-yard freestyle really wasn't indicative of what she is capable of, but she really bounced back in the 500-yard freestyle. Kristyne Cole got under five minutes in the 500-yard freestyle and Adrienne and Mattie really had some good swims in the pool for us today, as well."
On the freshman divers ... "I'm pleased with how they are progressing. They had to learn a completely new technique, but they are coming along nicely. Erin Bridgewater has started to come around. She dove off the three-meter board for the first time in her career today. Brianna Maroukis did okay. She is improving and learning every day. Every meet experience she gets, it will help her."
U-M Junior Caitlin Dauw
On the team's preparation for the meet ... "We had a really good week of training. It was pretty hard to start out with a four-hour practice on Monday. Everybody came to play today. I thought we stepped up against a pretty good team out there."
On what changes she has made in her swim preparation ... "I've really just been working on getting off my walls well. It's something I've tried to work on all season. Tonight, it just kind of happened and it worked out."
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