Bicek Wins Twice on First Day of Double Dual at Stanford

Nov. 5, 2010

Complete Results

Site: Palo Alto, Calif. (Avery Aquatic Center)
Score: Stanford 176, Michigan 66; Florida 169, Michigan 74
Next U-M Event: Saturday, Nov. 6 -- at Stanford, vs. Florida - Day Two (Palo Alto, Calif.), 9 a.m. PDT

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Sophomore Adrienne Bicek (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove North) won the 200-yard butterfly and 500-yard freestyle to lead the University of Michigan women's swimming and diving team on day one (Friday, Nov. 5) of a double-dual meet at Stanford against the host Cardinal and Florida, held at the Avery Aquatic Center. U-M trails both Stanford (176-66) and Florida (169-74) heading into Saturday (Nov 6).

Bicek, who earned Big Ten Co-Swimmer of the Week honors on Tuesday (Nov. 2), was Michigan's lone victor of the night, taking top honors in the 200-yard butterfly (1:59.41) and the 500-yard freestyle (4:50.07). Her times met the NCAA 'B' standard in both races for the second straight weekend.

Senior Natasha Moodie (Miramar, Fla./Miramar) entered the meet unbeaten in the 50-yard freestyle, suffering her first defeat in the event this season. Despite the fourth-place finish, she managed to shave two-tenths of a second off her previous season-high time, inching closer to the NCAA 'B' standard; she was only seven-hundredths off the mark.

Junior Amanda Lohman (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) continued the stellar start to her junior campaign, finishing second on the one-meter board (293.90) and third on the three-meter board (302.40).

Michigan returns to the pool tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 6) for the final day of the meet at the Avery Aquatic Center. Action begins at 9 a.m. PDT.

Scores (After Day One)

Stanford 176, MICHIGAN 66
Florida 169, MICHIGAN 74
Stanford 148, Florida 95

Event Winners/U-M Finishers (Day One)

400-yard Medley Relay
 1. Stanford 'A'                   3:42.55#
   (Betsy Webb, Liz Smith,
    Felicia Lee, Andi Murez)
 5. MICHIGAN 'A'                   3:50.49
   (Liz Johnson, Angela Chokran,
    Caitlin Dauw, Deirdre Jones)
 7. MICHIGAN 'B'                   3:54.38
   (Ashley Cohagen, Julia Andracki,
    Alexa Mehesan, Katherine Carl)
 -- MICHIGAN 'C'                   3:52.41
   (Sam Pearson, Nikki Hubbard,
    Adrienne Bicek, Mattie Kukors)
1,650-yard Freestyle
 1. Kelsey Ditto, Stanford        16:22.45#
 6. Courtney Beidler, U-M         17:10.16
 7. Kally Fayhee, U-M             17:22.74
200-yard Freestyle
 1. Kate Dwelley, Stanford         1:48.32#
 5. Adrienne Bicek, U-M            1:50.65
 8. Liz Koselka, U-M               1:51.78
 9. Liz Johnson, U-M               1:53.27
10. Kristyne Cole, U-M             1:53.38
 -- Katherine Carl, U-M            1:56.32
50-yard Freestyle
 1. Sarah Bateman, Florida           22.74#
 4. Natasha Moodie, U-M              23.09
 7. Caitlin Dauw, U-M                24.27
10. Nikki Hubbard, U-M               25.33
 -- Deirdre Jones, U-M               24.14
 -- Julia Andracki, U-M              25.49
200-yard Individual Medley
 1. Elizabeth Beisel, Florida      1:59.39#
 5. Mattie Kukors, U-M             2:05.14
10. Melissa Lang, U-M              2:07.78
11. Alexa Mehesan, U-M             2:09.99
13. Angela Chokran, U-M            2:21.51
200-yard Butterfly
 1. Adrienne Bicek, U-M            1:59.41#
 7. Caitlin Dauw, U-M              2:04.63
 9. Kally Fayhee, U-M              2:05.80
12. Courtney Beidler, U-M          2:08.00
100-yard Freestyle
 1. Andi Murez, Stanford             50.33
 7. Natasha Moodie, U-M              51.72
 8. Deirdre Jones, U-M               52.56
10. Katherine Carl, U-M              54.63
 -- Alexa Mehesan, U-M               54.07
200-yard Backstroke
 1. Elizabeth Beisel, Florida      1:54.27
 6. Mattie Kukors, U-M             2:02.20
 8. Ashley Cohagen, U-M            2:03.80
 9. Liz Johnson, U-M               2:04.90
10. Sam Pearson, U-M               2:05.98
500-yard Freestyle
 1. Adrienne Bicek, U-M            4:50.07#
 9. Liz Koselka, U-M               5:03.05
10. Kristyne Cole, U-M             5:03.43
11. Kally Fayhee, U-M              5:04.65
 -- Courtney Beidler, U-M          5:09.12
200-yard Breaststroke
 1. Liz Smith, Stanford            2:13.71#
 4. Angela Chokran, U-M            2:19.38
 8. Melissa Lang, U-M              2:21.46
10. Julia Andracki, U-M            2:23.24
12. Nikki Hubbard, U-M             2:28.88
400-yard Freestyle Relay
 1. Stanford 'A'                   3:21.81#
   (Betsy Webb, Samantha Woodward,
    Maya Dirado, Kate Dwelley)
 3. Michigan 'A'                   3:28.59
   (Deirdre Jones, Mattie Kukors,
    Alexa Mehesan, Natasha Moodie)
 5. Michigan 'B'                   3:32.87
   (Katherine Carl, Ashley Cohagen,
    Kristyne Cole, Liz Koselka)
 -- Michigan 'C'                   3:36.07
   (Adrienne Bicek, Caitlin Dauw,
    Kally Fayhee, Liz Johnson)
 -- Michigan 'D'                   3:47.23
   (Julia Andracki, Courtney Beidler,
    Nikki Hubbard, Sam Pearson)
One-Meter Diving
 1. Meg Hostage, Stanford           299.85
 2. Amanda Lohman, U-M              293.90
 8. Erin Bridgewater, U-M           216.75
Three-Meter Diving
 1. Meg Hostage, Stanford           323.60
 3. Amanda Lohman, U-M              302.40
 8. Erin Bridgewater, U-M           215.50
# NCAA consideration time



• Though the first CSCAA poll of the 2010-11 season is set to be released in the coming weeks, Florida and Stanford were the top two teams in the country from last season. Florida won the national team title over Stanford by 2.5 points at the 2010 NCAA Championships.

• This is the third straight year that the three teams have met in a double-dual setting, with each school getting a turn at their home pool. The three teams first met in Ann Arbor in 2009 and in Gainesville, Fla., last season.

• Michigan is winless in dual meets all-time against both Florida (0-9) and Stanford (0-7).

• Bicek finished 11-hundredths ahead of Jamie Bohunicky (Florida) in the 500-yard freestyle.

• Other swimmers earning new season-high times were freshman Courtney Beidler in the 1,650-yard freestyle (17:10.16) and sophomore Melissa Lang in the 200-yard individual medley (2:07.78).

Contact: Brad Rudner (734) 763-4423