Meet of the Week Recap: Michigan Men Down Florida, 326-272; Florida Women Win Over Michigan, 354-285; Emily Brunemann Shines

By Jason Marsteller

GAINESVILLE, Florida, October 20. MICHIGAN and Florida closed down the initial entry in the SwimmingWorldMagazine.com Dual Meet of the Week series this weekend with some swift early-season times. The Michigan men emerged victorious over Florida, 326-272, while the Florida women upended Michigan, 354-285.

On the second day of swimming, the Michigan men claimed nine titles, while Florida captured five. Meanwhile, the Michigan women took home eight crowns, while the Florida women grabbed six.

Michigan's Emily Brunemann, the reigning national champion in the 1500 freestyle, provided the crown jewel of the meet with an automatic qualifying time in the event. She started the season off right with a time of 16:47.47 to clear the A-cut time of 16:48.76.

Other winners for the Michigan women include Justine Mueller in the 400 IM (4:57.87, B-cut) and 200 breast (2:40.16), Margaret Kelly in the 100 fly (1:04.27), Hannah Smith in the 200 back (2:20.89, B-cut), Melissa Jaeger in the 200 fly (2:21.48) and the 400 freestyle relay team of Smith (1:00.53), Payton Johnson (59.94), Jaeger (59.97) and Kelly (58.25) in 3:58.69 as well as Elise Lee in the three-meter with a tally of 315.30 points for a zone cut.

On Florida's side, Caroline Burckle shined with five titles throughout the day. First, she held the 200 medley relay to a win in 2:00.17 as part of the team of Samantha Vanderbilt (30.19), Burckle (33.07), Elizabeth Kemp (28.90) and Stephanie Napier (28.01). She also helped the 800 freestyle relay to a win in 8:33.28 as the third leg of the contingent of Laurabeth Guenther (2:07.55), Kemp (2:09.46), Burckle (2:06.96) and Jenne Ballatore (2:09.31).

Individually, Burckle won the 200 free (2:04.99, B-cut), 100 breast (1:13.99) and 100 free (57.65, B-cut). Meanwhile, Vanderbilt provided the other individual title for the Florida women with a 100 back B-cut time of 1:05.26.

Other B-cuts came from Michigan's Emily Hanson (17:16.09) and Florida's Laurabeth Guenther (16:51.21) in the 1500 free. Also, Katie Skendrovic qualified for zone diving with a tally of 283.28.

Additionally, a slew of divers earned zone qualifying totals in the three-meter for Florida as Jeanna Bartell (291.30), Whitney Stern (286.65), Jennifer Funch (283.80) and Monica Dodson (282.00) all qualified for zones.

In the men's meet, Michigan snagged the bulk of the titles. First, a 200 medley relay of unreported team members chipped in with a time of 1:45.96. Bobby Savulich claimed four titles, two as part of relays. He claimed the 100 free (51.93) and 200 free (1:55.01) titles individually, and was a part of the 400 and 800 freestyle relay wins. Michigan's 400 free relay team of Savulich (52.30), Chris Brady (51.70), Charlie Houchin (53.15) and Sal Barba (52.80) clocked a winning time of 3:29.95, while Savulich (1:55.45), Houchin (1:54.45), Sal Barba (1:57.69) and Alex Vanderkaay (1:55.56) won the 800 free relay in 7:43.15.

Other Michigan titlists came in the form of Tyler Clary in the 400 IM (4:28.92, B-cut), Chris Brady in the 100 fly (55.26, B-cut), Scott Spann in the 100 breast (1:05.64) and Kyle Schroeder in three-meter diving (309.98).

For Florida, five separate swimmers walked away with wins. Omar Pinzon captured the 100 back in a B-cut time of 58.37, while Tobias Work won the 1500 free in a B-cut time of his own of 15:47.44. Meanwhile, Roland Rudolf topped the 200 back in a B-cut time of 2:03.03, while Clark Burckle touched first in the 200 breast in 2:21.04. Finally, James Walsh took the 200 fly title in 2:05.49.

Five other swimmers recorded provisional qualifying times as Michigan's Matt Patton touched in 15:55.46 in the 1500 free and Clary turned in a 2:04.62 in the 200 back. For Florida, Dustin McLarty registered a 4:29.22 in the 400 IM, while Logan Storie hit the wall in 16:01.07 in the 1500 free. Rexford Tullius also notched a 2:04.11 in the 200 back.

Men's Winners
Michigan
200 medley relay: Relay members not reported, 1:45.96
400 IM: Tyler Clary, 4:28.92
100 fly: Chris Brady, 55.26
200 free: Bobby Savulich, 1:55.01
100 breast: Scott Spann, 1:05.64
800 freestyle relay: Bobby Savulich (1:55.45), Charlie Houchin (1:54.45), Sal Barba (1:57.69), Alex Vanderkaay (1:55.56), 7:43.15
100 free: Bobby Savulich, 51.93
400 freestyle relay: Bobby Savulich (52.30), Chris Brady (51.70), Charlie Houchin (53.15), Sal Barba (52.80), 3:29.95
3m diving: Kyle Schroeder, 309.98

Florida
100 back: Omar Pinzon, 58.37
1500 free: Tobias Work, 15:47.44
200 back: Roland Rudolf, 2:03.03
200 breast: Clark Burckle, 2:21.04
200 fly: James Walsh, 2:05.49

Women's Winners
Michigan
400 IM: Justine Mueller, 4:57.87
100 fly: Margaret Kelly, 1:04.27
200 back: Hannah Smith, 2:20.89
200 breast: Justine Mueller, 2:40.16
200 fly: Melissa Jaeger, 2:21.48
400 freestyle relay: Hannah Smith (1:00.53), Payton Johnson (59.94), Melissa Jaeger (59.97), Margaret Kelly (58.25), 3:58.69
3m diving: Elise Lee, 315.30

Florida
200 medley relay: Samantha Vanderbilt (30.19), Caroline Burckle (33.07), Elizabeth Kemp (28.90), Stephanie Napier (28.01), 2:00.17
200 free: Caroline Burckle, 2:04.99
100 breast: Caroline Burckle, 1:13.99
100 back: Samantha Vanderbilt, 1:05.26
800 freestyle relay: Laurabeth Guenther (2:07.55), Elizabeth Kemp (2:09.46), Caroline Burckle (2:06.96), Jenne Ballatore (2:09.31), 8:33.28
1500 free: Emily Brunemann, 16:47.47
100 free: Caroline Burckle, 57.65

Michigan NCAA Cuts
Men
B:
400 IM: Tyler Clary, 4:28.92
100 fly: Chris Brady, 55.26
1500 free: Matt Patton, 15:55.46
200 back: Tyler Clary, 2:04.62

Women
A:
1500 free: Emily Brunemann, 16:47.47

B:
400 IM: Justine Mueller, 4:57.87
1500 free: Emily Hanson, 17:16.09
200 back: Hannah Smith, 2:20.89

Zone Diving:
3m diving: Elise Lee, 315.30; Katie Skendrovic, 283.28

Florida NCAA Cuts
Men
B:
400 IM: Dustin McLarty, 4:29.22
100 back: Omar Pinzon, 58.37
1500 free: Tobias Work, 15:47.44; Logan Storie, 16:01.07
200 back: Roland Rudolf, 2:03.03; Rexford Tullius, 2:04.11

Women
B:
200 freestyle: Caroline Burckle, 2:04.99
100 back: Samantha Vanderbilt, 1:05.26
1500 free: Laurabeth Guenther, 16:51.21
100 free: Caroline Burckle, 57.65

Zone Diving:
3m diving: Jeanna Bartell, 291.30; Whitney Stern, 286.65; Jennifer Funch, 283.80; Monica Dodson, 282.00

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