Michigan Handles Hawkeyes In Big Ten Season Opener

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, September 27. THE men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams for Michigan handled their business against the Iowa Hawkeyes to kick of the 2013-14 season. Head coach Mike Bottom’s men posted a 182-110 victory, while the women cleaned up with a 185-111 triumph.

The Michigan men swept their way to wins in all but one event with Bruno Ortiz, Connor Jaeger and Dylan Bosch each clinching a pair of individual wins. Ortiz earned victories in the 50 free (20.50) and the 100 free (44.88), while Jaeger dominated the distance events with wins in the 500 free (4:27.09) and 1000 free (9:04.53). Bosch, meanwhile, picked up a win in the 100 fly (48.75) and 200 fly (1:46.99).

It was the defending NCAA champion’s 45th victory in its last 46 season openers.

Roman Trussov held off the sweep as the Hawkeye clocked a 2:01.80 to capture the men’s 200-yard breaststroke event.

Michigan’s women, meanwhile, laid claim to 13 of 16 events in their opener. Ali Deloof picked up a pair of top times with a 55.25 in the 100 back and a 51.97 in the 100 free. North Carolina transfer Kelsey Cummings also shined with wins in the 1000 free (10:06.17) and 500 free (5:00.21).

Iowa put up a bit more of a fight on the women’s side with Emma Sougstad claiming the 50 free in 23.84, Haley Gordon winning the 100 fly in 56.43 and Joelle Christy clinching the three-meter diving title (312.08) points.

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