U-M Comes Up Short Against Stanford, Florida in Double Dual
Angela Chokran

Nov. 5, 2011

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Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Canham Natatorium)
Scores: Florida 206, Michigan 159; Stanford 204, Michigan 166; Florida 194, Stanford 169
Records: U-M (1-5, 0-2 Big Ten), Florida (5-1), Stanford (3-1)
Next U-M Event: Fri-Sun., Nov. 18-20 -- at Pittsburgh Invitational, Diving Only (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Despite seven top-five finishes Saturday morning (Nov. 5) during the final session of the two-day, double-dual meet, the University of Michigan women's swimming and diving team could not pull off the upsets, falling 206-159 to Florida and 204-166 to Stanford at Canham Natatorium.

The Wolverines got off to a good start, scoring two top-four finishes in the opening race of the morning, the 1,000-yard freestyle. Junior Adrienne Bicek (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove North) finished second (10:00.16), with fellow junior Kally Fayhee (North Aurora, Ill./Rosary) following in fourth (10:10.87).

Three Wolverines -- junior Ashley Cohagen (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer), freshman Claudia Lau (Hong Kong, China/Diocesan Girls' School) and junior Sam Pearson (Las Vegas, Nev./Faith Lutheran) -- scored top-eight finishes in the 200-yard backstroke, placing fourth (2:02.28), sixth (2:02.74) and seventh (2:03.18), respectively. Senior Alexa Mehesan (West Des Moines, Iowa/Valley) led Michigan with a fifth-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle (51.11).

Sophomore Angela Chokran (South Elgin, Ill./St. Charles North) led the Wolverines in the 200-yard breaststroke with a third-place finish (2:19.59), with junior Julia Andracki (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect) in fifth (2:20.25). Senior Caitlin Dauw (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East) scored a third-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly (2:02.09).

The Wolverines' divers return to competition in two weeks at the Pittsburgh Invitational, which runs Friday through Sunday (Nov. 18-20).


• Michigan falls to 0-8 all-time against Stanford and 0-10 all-time against Florida in dual meets.

• The pool reverted back to short-course yards for the meet's final session on Saturday after two sessions of long-course meters on Friday.

Alexa Mehesan set a new season-best time in the 100-yard freestyle by two-hundredths of a second. Her time on Saturday was 51.11, besting her previous best of 51.13, set Oct. 8 at Minnesota.

Day 1 Results

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