Nov. 19, 2013
Fri-Sun., Nov. 22-24 -- host Michigan Open (Canham Natatorium)
Fri-Sun., Nov. 22-24 -- at Pitt Invitational - Divers only (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
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The No. 25-ranked University of Michigan women's swimming and diving team (2-3, 1-2 Big Ten) will compete in two different pools this week as the swimmers host the Michigan Open at Canham Natatorium and the divers travel to the Pitt Invitational at the Joe C. Trees pool in Pittsburgh, Pa. Both meets are three-day events beginning on Friday (Nov. 22) and concluding on Sunday (Nov. 24). The weekend competitions mark the first for the Wolverines since Nov. 1 when they traveled to Toledo and defeated the Rockets.
Each day of the University of Michigan Open will begin at 10 a.m. with preliminaries. Finals on Friday and Saturday will commence at 5 p.m. Sunday will conclude at 3 p.m. The meet will not be scored.
At Pitt, preliminaries will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at noon on Sunday. Finals will include the top eight divers from preliminaries. Three-meter finals will begin prior to the final relay on Friday. One-meter finals will begin before the first race on Saturday.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, Nov. 22
200-yard Freestyle Relay
200-yard Individual Medley
400-yard Medley Relay
Saturday, Nov. 23
200-yard Medley Relay
400-yard Individual Medley
800-yard Freestyle Relay
Sunday, Nov. 24
400-yard Freestyle Relay
The Maize and Blue competes at Canham Natatorium for the second time this season and the first since the season's opening weekend when U-M defeated Iowa, 185-111 (Sept. 27), and hosted the Water Carnival (Sept. 28). Michigan has just one home event remaining when it hosts Michigan State for Senior Night on Friday, Feb. 7, at 5 p.m.
The University of Michigan Open serves as an opportunity for swimmers to get cuts for both NCAA Championships and U.S. Winter Nationals. It will serve as the mid-season meet for the following swimmers: Elizabeth Harty, Celia Keany, Mary Kate Leary, Olivia Samoray and Molly Schaefer. Those that have already qualified for U.S. Winter Nationals will also be swimming this weekend, likely in non-specialized events.
The Wolverines will have had 20 days off since their last meet at Toledo on Nov. 1 when the Michigan Open and Pitt Invitational open up. That layoff is the longest of the season, other than the three weeks between the start of practice and the first meet of the season (23 days).
Michigan's 200-yard medley relay of Ali DeLoof, Angela Chokran, Zoe Mattingly and Julie Fiks Salem owns the 10th-fastest time in the nation this season; the relay raced to a time of 1:41.10 at Minnesota (Oct. 11). That time ranks second only to Indiana among Big Ten teams.
Several Wolverines have registered top-10 times among Big Ten swimmers this season:
|Name||Event||Time||Big Ten Ranking|
|Ali DeLoof||100-yard backstroke||54.54||3rd|
|Angela Chokran||100-yard breaststroke||1:02.93||3rd|
|Marni Oldershaw||200-yard IM||2:00.64||3rd|
|Courtney Beidler||200-yard IM||2:01.38||4th|
|Marie Georger||200-yard backstroke||1:58.91||5th|
|Briana Jurries||200-yard breaststroke||2:16.23||5th|
|Zoe Mattingly||100-yard backstroke||55.20||8th|
Four Michigan divers have secured NCAA Zone Qualifying Scores so far this season:
|Carey Chen||One meter||308.85|
|Nicole Honey||One meter||275.33|
|Sarah Kamstra||One meter||302.48|
|Brianna Maroukis||One meter||279.75|
Among U-M swimmers, freshman Briana Jurries has registered top-three times in a quartet of events so far this season:
Michigan is ranked No. 25 in the nation in the latest poll from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) released on Nov. 14. The Wolverines slipped eight spots from No. 17 in the first poll of the season (Oct. 31). The Collegeswimming.com/Endless Pools poll places U-M No. 20 in the top 25.
LAST TIME OUT
Michigan raced to a record-setting night on Nov. 1, claiming a 192-72 win over Toledo while setting four new pool records at the Toledo Student Recreation Center Pool. Ali DeLoof set two individual pool records in the 100 and 200-yard backstrokes. She also assisted on two relay records: the 200-yard medley relay along with Marni Oldershaw, Zoe Mattingly and Julia Fiks Salem (1:42.55) and the 400-yard freestyle relay with Fiks Salem, Mattingly and Courtney Beidler. In the diving well, Sarah Kamstra set a new personal best by taking the three-meter competition (313.27), and Carey Chen placed first from one meter.
Thu-Sat., Dec. 5-7 -- at U.S. Winter National Championships (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Contact: Michael Kasiborski (734) 763-4423