ANN ARBOR, Michigan, February 28. AFTER setting the Big 10 record in the 200 individual medley at the conference championships last night, Michigan senior Kyle Whitaker did a video interview and discussed the meaning of ending his collegiate career with another big win.
He also talked about the impact teammate Dylan Bosch has had on him, both in training and during races. Bosch, he said, will be able to carry on the tradition of Michigan dominance in the 200 IM in the coming year.
Here is Swimming World’s recap of Whitaker’s swim:
Kyle Whitaker went after Cody Miller’s meet record of 1:41.85 in the 200 IM in prelims this morning, posting a 1:41.14 to set a new lifetime best by 1.5 seconds. Whitaker, who was seventh in this event at last year’s NCAA championships with a 1:43.26, won in finals with a 1:41.30. Teammate Dylan Bosch made the race a nailbiter — at least in determining which Wolverine would win — with a 1:41.66 for second. Whitaker only outsplit Bosch in the butterfly and breaststroke legs, with a stunning 28.53 in breaststroke to help seal the win.
Click the link below to watch the full interview with Whitaker.