KEY LARGO, Florida, January 3. THE Michigan Wolverine’s men’s and women’s swim teams won all but two of the 24 events contested today at the Orange Bowl Swim Classic, held in the Florida Keys at the end of a grueling holiday training trip.
Michigan raced against squads from West Virginia, George Mason, Vermon, St. Leo and Florida International in the short course meters meet at the Jacobs Aquatic Center, with the focus being on sprint events. The 400 free and 200 IM were the only events longer than 100 meters.
Marni Oldershaw, Bruno Ortiz and Ali DeLoof each won two events. Oldershaw won the 100 breast in 1:12.22 over teammate Angie Chokran’s 1:12.30, and took the 200 IM with a 2:16.47. She almost won the 50 breast with a 33.07, but Chokran got to the wall first with a 33.03.
Ortiz won two splash-and-dash events, taking the 50 breast in 28.07 and the 50 free in 23.10. DeLoof also won a couple of 50s, placing first in the 50 back with a 28.69 after splitting a meet-record 28.36 on the medley relay, then winning the 50 free with a 26.60.
The only swimmer not from Michigan to win today was West Virginia’s Bryce Bohman, who took the 50 and 100 backstrokes. Bohman, who currently stands fifth in the collegiate standings in the 100-yard backstroke, posted a 25.36 in the 50 back and 55.89 in the 100 back.
Connor Jaeger won the men’s 400 free with a 3:55.62, while Kelsey Cummings took the women’s version in 4:17.95. In the other longer-distance event of the day, Kyle Whitaker won the men’s 200 IM with a 2:03.37.
Other winners today included:
Zoe Mattingly in the women’s 50 fly with a 28.23;
Claudia Lau in the women’s 100 back with a 1:03.73;
Claudia Goswell in the women’s 100 free with a 58.42;
Courtney Beidler in the women’s 100 fly with a 1:03.55;
John Wojciechowski in the men’s 50 fly with a 24.47;
Michael Wynalda in the men’s 100 free with a 50.11;
Dylan Bosch in the men’s 100 fly with a 54.35;
Richard Funk in the men’s 100 breast with a 1:00.89.