Week #12: U-M Aims for More NCAA Times at Two Last-Chance Meets
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Feb. 22, 2012

THIS WEEK
Saturday, Feb. 25 --at Boiler-Make-It Last Chance Meet (West Lafayette, Ind.), 11 a.m.
Live Results
Sunday, Feb. 26 --at OSU Last Chance Meet (Columbus, Ohio), Noon
Live Results

Fresh off its eighth-place finish at the Big Ten Championships last week, close to 20 swimmers from the No. 17-ranked University of Michigan women's swimming and diving team will compete in two last-chance meets this weekend. A small portion of the team will head to the Boiler-Make-It Last Chance Meet on Saturday (Feb. 25) at 11 a.m. in West Lafayette, Ind., and then join the rest of the team for the OSU Last Chance Meet on Sunday (Feb. 26) at noon in Columbus, Ohio.

MEET NOTES

Meet Information … Sunday is the final day for teams to secure automatic or consideration qualifying times for the NCAA Championships. Team's entries are due by midnight on Monday (Feb. 27). The official NCAA psych sheet and list of alternates will be posted Wednesday, Feb. 29.

This season, Michigan swimmers have achieved 25 NCAA consideration times in individual races, as well as on all five relays.

Big Tens Recap … The Wolverines finished eighth at the Big Ten Championships last week (Feb. 15-18) in Iowa City. It was its lowest finish at a conference meet in program history. Additionally, Michigan failed to crown an individual or relay conference champion for only the second time in program history. [ Recap ] [ Michigan Daily ]

Career Bests and Consideration Times … Michigan finished the Big Ten Championships with 24 career-best swims, 22 NCAA consideration times and seven NCAA Zone Diving qualifying scores.

Standout Performers … Seniors Caitlin Dauw and Amanda Lohman were the team's two best performers at Big Tens. Lohman was an 'A' finalist in all three diving events, finishing sixth on both one-meter and three-meter, and eighth on platform, while Dauw finished second in the 100-yard butterfly and fifth in the 200-yard butterfly. Dauw was the team's lone representative on the all-conference team, earning second team honors.

Beidler Breaks Out Courtney Beidler set career-best times in both individual medley races, finishing ninth in the 400-yard IM and 16th in the 200-yard IM. Both were NCAA consideration times.

TEAM NOTES

Ranked Again … Michigan climbed five spots to No. 17 in the most-recent CollegeSwimming.com/CSCAA Coaches Top 25 poll, released on Jan. 25 [ Poll ]

2011-12 Top Times/Scores
50-yard Freestyle: 22.74, Alexa Mehesan (Dec. 2 at Hawkeye Invitational)
100-yard Freestyle: 49.76, Alexa Mehesan (Dec. 4 at Hawkeye Invitational)
200-yard Freestyle: 1:48.09, Kristyne Cole (Feb. 17 at Big Ten Championships)
500-yard Freestyle: 4:43.50, Adrienne Bicek (Feb. 16 at Big Ten Championships)
1,650-yard Freestyle: 16:26.16, Adrienne Bicek (Dec. 4 at Hawkeye Invitational)
100-yard Butterfly: 52.50, Caitlin Dauw (Dec. 3 at Hawkeye Invitational)
200-yard Butterfly: 1:57.42, Caitlin Dauw (Dec. 4 at Hawkeye Invitational)
100-yard Backstroke: 54.08, Ashley Cohagen (Dec. 3 at Hawkeye Invitational)
200-yard Backstroke: 1:55.78, Ashley Cohagen (Dec. 4 at Hawkeye Invitational)
100-yard Breaststroke: 1:01.27, Angela Chokran (Dec. 3 at Hawkeye Invitational)
200-yard Breaststroke: 2:11.42, Angela Chokran (Dec. 2 at Hawkeye Invitational)
200-yard IM: 2:00.32, Courtney Beidler (Feb. 16 at Big Ten Championships)
400-yard IM: 4:13.63, Courtney Beidler (Feb. 17 at Big Ten Championships)
One-meter Diving: 323.77, Amanda Lohman (Jan. 27 vs. Michigan State)
Three-meter Diving: 363.15, Amanda Lohman (Jan. 27 vs. Michigan State)
Platform Diving: 273.45, Amanda Lohman (Feb. 18 at Big Ten Championships)
200-yard Freestyle Relay: 1:31.50, Mehesan, Cohagen, Jones, Dauw (Dec. 2 at Hawkeye Invitational)
400-yard Freestyle Relay: 3:19.99, Mehesan, Cohagen, Liz Johnson, Dauw (Dec. 4 at Hawkeye Invitational)
800-yard Freestyle Relay: 7:13.50, Adrienne Bicek, Kristyne Cole, Kally Fayhee, Liz Koselka (Feb. 15 at Big Ten Championships
200-yard Medley Relay: 1:39.18, Cohagen, Chokran, Dauw, Mehesan (Dec. 3 at Hawkeye Invitational)
400-yard Medley Relay: 3:38.03, Cohagen, Chokran, Dauw, Mehesan (Dec. 2 at Hawkeye Invitational)

Making the Mark
The following swimmers have earned NCAA consideration times:

Julia Andracki
100-yard Breaststroke (1:01.56)
200-yard Breaststroke (2:15.55)

Courtney Beidler
200-yard Individual Medley (2:00.32)
400-yard Individual Medley (4:13.63)

Adrienne Bicek
500-yard Freestyle (4:43.50)
1,650-yard Freestyle (16:26.16)
400-yard Individual Medley (4:15.33)
800-yard Freestyle Relay (7:13.50)

Erin Cameron
100-yard Backstroke (55.12)

Angela Chokran
100-yard Breaststroke (1:01.27)
200-yard Breaststroke (2:11.42)
200-yard Medley Relay (1:39.18)
400-yard Medley Relay (3:38.03)

Ashley Cohagen
100-yard Butterfly (54.32)
100-yard Backstroke (54.08)
200-yard Backstroke (1:55.78)
200-yard Freestyle Relay (1:31.50)
400-yard Freestyle Relay (3:19.99)
200-yard Medley Relay (1:39.18)
400-yard Medley Relay (3:38.03)

Kristyne Cole
200-yard Freestyle (1:48.09)
500-yard Freestyle (4:46.47)
800-yard Freestyle Relay (7:13.50)

Caitlin Dauw
50-yard Freestyle (22.89)
100-yard Butterfly (52.50)
200-yard Butterfly (1:57.42)
200-yard Freestyle Relay (1:31.50)
400-yard Freestyle Relay (3:19.99)
200-yard Medley Relay (1:39.18)
400-yard Medley Relay (3:38.03)

Kally Fayhee
800-yard Freestyle Relay (7:13.50)

Nikki Hubbard
100-yard Butterfly (54.59)

Liz Johnson
400-yard Freestyle Relay (3:19.99)
800-yard Freestyle Relay (7:20.61)

Deirdre Jones
200-yard Freestyle Relay (1:31.50)

Melissa Lang
100-yard Breaststroke (1:02.22)
200-yard Breaststroke (2:14.90)

Claudia Lau
100-yard Backstroke (54.96)
200-yard Backstroke (1:58.06)

Liz Koselka
800-yard Freestyle Relay (7:13.50)

Alexa Mehesan
50-yard Freestyle (22.74)
100-yard Freestyle (49.76)
100-yard Butterfly (53.94)
200-yard Freestyle Relay (1:31.50)
400-yard Freestyle Relay (3:19.99)
200-yard Medley Relay (1:39.18)
400-yard Medley Relay (3:38.03)

Additionally, divers Erin Bridgewater, Carey Chen, Amanda Lohman and Marina Nazario have qualified for the NCAA Zone C Diving Meet, to be held from March 8-10 in Bloomington, Ind. Bridgewater, Chen and Lohman have qualified on all three boards, while Nazario has qualified on three-meter.  

Future Wolverines … On Nov. 15, Michigan announced the signings of seven prep standouts to National Letters of Intent for the 2012-13 season. The signees include Ali DeLoof (Grosse Pointe, Mich./Grosse Pointe South), Marie Georger (Erie, Pa./Mercyhurst Prep), Zoe Mattingly (Zionsville, Ind../Zionsville), Sharalynn Missiuna (Oakville, Ontario/Oakville Trafalgar), Marni Oldershaw (Oakville, Ontario/Iroquois Ridge), Jessica Wolf (Waukesha, Wis./Muskego), and diver Emmy Orrico (Commerce Township, Mich./Mercy). [ Full Release ]

Rankings
• Four of the six swimmers are ranked in inside the top 100 in CollegeSwimming.com's 2012 Recruiting Rankings, including Oldershaw (No. 34), Georger (No. 65), Wolf (No. 79), and Mattingly (No. 99). Additionally, DeLoof is No. 158 and Missiuna is No. 160.
• TheSwimmersCircle.com rated Michigan's recruiting haul as the tenth-best class in the nation through the early signing period. [ Link ]
• Both Georger and Oldershaw are rated as five-star recruits by SwimmingWorldMagazine.com.
• Jessica Wolf is the second-best distance swimmer in the country, trailing only Bonnie Brandon, the No. 1 overall recruit by CollegeSwimming.com, who signed with Arizona.

Oh Captain!Kristyne Cole, Amanda Lohman and Alexa Mehesan are the team captains for this season. Cole was also a captain of last year's team.

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Thu-Sat, March 8-10 --at NCAA Zone C Diving Regionals (Bloomington, Ind.)

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