Nov. 1, 2013
Site: Toledo, Ohio (Toledo Student Recreation Center Pool)
Score: Michigan 221, Toledo 79
Records: U-M (2-3, 1-2 Big Ten), Toledo (2-1, 1-0 MAC)
Next U-M Event: Fri-Sun., Nov. 22-24 -- at Michigan Open (Canham Natatorium);
Fri-Sun., Nov. 22-24 -- at Pitt Panthers Invitational - Divers only
TOLEDO, Ohio -- The No. 17-ranked University of Michigan women's swimming and diving team raced to a record-setting night today (Friday, Nov. 1), claiming a 221-79 win over Toledo while setting four new pool records during the meet at the Toledo Student Recreation Center Pool.
The Wolverines guaranteed the record board would be altered from the opening event when the team of Ali DeLoof (Grosse Pointe, Mich./Grosse Pointe South), Marni Oldershaw (Oakville, Ontario, Iroquois Ridge), Zoe Mattingly (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville) and Julia Fiks Salem (Sao Paulo, Brazi/Domus Sapientiae) finished in the 200-yard medley relay in 1:42.55, eclipsing the previous pool record of 1:43.15.
The Maize and Blue closed the meet with a pool record as well. The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Fiks Salem, DeLoof, Courtney Beidler (Richboro, Pa./Council Rock South) and Mattingly supplanted the previous record held by Ohio State by .02 seconds, finishing in 3:27.07.
DeLoof left a lasting imprint by going on to set two more pool records in individual events. The sophomore touched at 55.16 in the 100-yard backstroke to establish a new standard in that event, and later in the meet she went 2:00.97 in the 200-yard backstroke to grab another first and another pool record.
Fiks Salem placed first in both sprint freestyle events, claiming first in the 50 (24.04) and 100 (51.58). Fellow freshman Briana Jurries (Phoenix, Ariz./Valley Christian) was a multiple-event winner as well. She finished first in the 200-yard freestyle (1:53.19) and in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:20.78).
Oldershaw was the fourth multiple-event winner of the meet. The sophomore outpaced the competition in the 100-yard breaststroke, finishing in 1:04.41. She also outswam the other racers in the 200-yard individual medley, touching at 2:04.21.
In the diving well, sophomore Sarah Kamstra (Zeeland, Mich./Zeeland West) set a new personal best and U-M season high from the three-meter springboard with her score of 313.27; Kamstra's tally is a NCAA Zone diving qualifying score. Meanwhile, U-M took second and third from three meters, with junior Nicole Honey (New Hyde Park, N.Y./Herricks) and junior Carey Chen (Vancouver, British Columbia/University Hill Secondary) finishing second and third, respectively, behind Kamstra. Chen also scored a first-place finish from the one-meter (298.20).
Michigan will next host the Michigan Open, a multiple-day event for swimmers beginning on Friday, Nov. 22, at Canham Natatorium. The meet continues on Saturday, Nov. 23, and Sunday, Nov. 24. Times have yet to be announced.
Michigan will also take a contingent of divers to the Pitt Panthers Invitational for a three-day meet from Friday, Nov. 22, to Sunday, Nov. 24, in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Contact: Michael Kasiborski (734) 763-4423