Michigan, Minnesota Split Dual Meet

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, October 5. THE University of Michigan men's swimming and diving team won its second dual meet in six days, winning all 14 swimming events to cruise past Minnesota, 170-124, on Friday (Oct. 5) at Canham Natatorium. Junior Connor Jaeger (Fair Haven, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) and sophomore Richard Funk (Edmonton, Alberta/Strathcona) each won a pair of races in the victory.

The Wolverines were in command form the opening race. The 200-yard medley relay team of Miguel Ortiz (Tokyo, Japan/St. Mary's International), Funk, Sean Fletcher (Vienna, Va./James Madison) and Zachary Turk (Akron, Ohio/St. Edwards) touched the wall first at 1:27.40, almost a full two seconds faster than the Wolverines' quartet last Saturday (Sept. 29) against Wisconsin. Jaeger followed with his second straight win in the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:08.33) while also winning the 500-yard freestyle (4:26.88).

Turk and sophomore Bruno Ortiz (Tokyo, Japan/St. Mary's International) were once again the top two sprinters of the meet in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle. Turk won the 50-yard freestyle (20.14) and finished second in the 100-yard freestyle (45.31), while Ortiz won the 100-yard freestyle (45.02) and finished second in the 50-yard freestyle (20.31). The Wolverines also had a clean sweep in the 200-yard freestyle, occupying first-through-fourth place, led by senior/junior Hassaan Abdel Khalik (Mississauga, Ontario/Silverthorn Collegiate), in first (1:38.80). Freshman Peter Brumm (Cornelius, N.C./Hough), last Saturday's winner, took second (1:38.87).

Other individual-event winners included M. Ortiz in the 100-yard backstroke (48.45), freshman Dylan Bosch (Johannesburg, South Africa/Crawford College, Sandton) in the 200-yard butterfly (1:47.04), junior Ryutaro Kamiya (Tokyo, Japan/St. Mary's International) in the 200-yard backstroke (1:48.85), Fletcher in the 100-yard butterfly (48.22) and junior Kyle Whitaker (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) in the 200-yard individual medley (1:49.70).

Junior James Ross (Richmond, Va./Collegiate School) was the Wolverines' highest finisher on the one-meter board, taking third (300.90). Junior Thomas Jahnke (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron) led the divers on the three-meter board, taking fourth (310.05).

In its second dual meet in six days, the University of Michigan women's swimming and diving team lost to defending Big Ten champion Minnesota, 196-99, on Friday (Oct. 5) at Canham Natatorium.

Michigan went 2-3-4 in six individual races. In the second race of the evening, the 1,000-yard freestyle, the Wolverines went 2-3-4, led by senior Adrienne Bicek (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove North), who finished second (10:00.69). She was followed by freshman Jessica Wolf (Waukesha, Wis./Muskego) in third (10:12.20) and sophomore Savannah Hatt (Livonia, Mich./Stevenson) in fourth (10:18.74). Bicek and Wolf also placed second (4:55.89) and third (5:00.00), respectively, in the 500-yard freestyle.

The Wolverines had seven races in which they took second and third overall. The 200-yard backstroke was one of the closest races of the night, as senior Ashley Cohagen (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) placed second (2:02.41) and freshman Marie Georger (Erie, Pa./Mercyhurst Prep) placed third (2:02.63) to the Minnesota winner at 2:02.06. Junior Courtney Beidler (Richboro, Pa./Council Rock South) had a pair of runner-up finishes, narrowly missing out on first in the 200-yard butterfly, finishing second by two-hundredths of a second (2:02.17). She also placed second in the 200-yard individual medley (2:05.07).

Michigan also had 2-3 finishes in the 200-yard backstroke, 200-yard breaststroke, 100-yard butterfly, and the 200-yard individual medley.

In the diving well, sophomore Carey Chen (Vancouver, British Columbia/University Hill Secondary was the highest-finishing Michigan diver, taking fourth on the three-meter board (285.60). On the one-meter board, junior Erin Bridgewater (Kawkawlin, Mich./Bay City Western) also took home a fifth-place finish (255.15).

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