Michigan Swims to Sweep of Wisconsin, Pitt in Double Dual

Jared Daigle. Photo Courtesy: Michigan Athletics

The No. 16-ranked University of Michigan women’s swimming and diving team defeated No. 17 Wisconsin, 174-126, and Pittsburgh, 222-78, on Saturday (Jan. 28) in Canham Natatorium.

To kick off the double-dual meet, the quartet of Noelle Kaufmann, Letitia Sim, Brady Kendall and Lindsay Flynn raced to a first-place finish in the 200-medley relay with a time of 1:39.91.

Sim took out the competition in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke, out-touching the second-place finisher by two seconds in the 100 and winning the 200 by two-and-a-half seconds. Sim added her third first-place honor of the day in the 200 IM with a time of 1:59.62, while Devon Kitchel finished third with a time of 2:03.65.

Flynn cruised to a first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 22.52, and in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 49.64.

Katie Crom outpaced the competition in the 200-yard freestyle finishing first with a time of 1:48.42, while Riley Francis touched third with a time of 1:49.28. In the 100-yard backstroke, Kaufman swam her way to a third-place finish, while Claire Donan touched the wall third in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke.

In the 200-yard butterfly, Kitchel fought until the last stroke to touch third with a time of 2:02.12 to out-touch teammate Crom. Michigan finished first, third, fourth and fifth in the 50-yard freestyle, led by Flynn.

Newman touched the wall third in the 100-yard freestyle, moving past teammate Liang with a time of 51.02, while Crom finished second in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:52.75.

In the 100—yard butterfly, Kendall just missed the first-place finish, finishing second with a time of 54.79.

In the final event of the day, the team of Flynn, Kendall, Christey Liang and Claire Newman touched the wall first in the 400 freestyle relay in a time of 3:21.01.

On the diving side, Michigan swept the one-meter springboard competition with Evie Johnson finishing first, Kiarra Milligan finishing second and Lucy Hogan finishing third. On the three-meter springboard, the Maize and Blue swept the field with Hogan finishing first, Milligan finishing second and Johnson finishing third.

Wisconsin’s Paige McKenna won the 1000 free (9:54.60) and the 500 (4:51.29) to lead the Badgers.

Phoebe Bacon won the 200 back (1:57.97). Mackenzie McConagha won the 100 back (54.22).

Mallory Jump won the 200 fly (2:00.77) and 100 fly (54.19).


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The University of Michigan men’s swimming and diving team defeated No. 24 Wisconsin 164-134 and Pitt 194-106 on Saturday (Jan. 21) at Canham Natatorium.

In the first event of the meet, the 200-yard medley relay, the quartet of Wyatt Davis, Brendan Fitzpatrick, Gal Groumi and Bence Szabados touched the wall first with a time of 1:26.03.

In the 1,000-yard freestyle, Jared Daigle went from third to first to second all within the last 100 yards to touch the wall second in 9:12.51, .30 seconds behind Wisconsin’s Yigit Alsan (9:12.21). Daigle picked up a second Runner-up finish in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:47.32 to cap off his individual events on the day.

Davis finished first in the 100-yard backstroke in 47.43 seconds, better than the second-place swimmer by more than a second (48.42). He also picked up the win in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 47.80. Szabados kicked it into gear to take the win by .30 seconds with a time of 19.98, while Cam Peel touched third with a time of 20.04.

In the last event of the day, the team of Peel, Nikola Acin, Davis and Szabados finished first in the 400 free relay in 2:55.43.

Eitan Ben-Shitrit swam his way to a second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:36.87, while Groumi touched third in the 200-yard butterfly in 1:48.13. In the 100-yard freestyle, Peel and Acin finished second and third to grab some big points for the Wolverines.

In the 500 free, Eduardo Moraes swam his way to a second-place finish with a time of 4:27.49.

On the diving side, Cameron Gammage and Kameron Lieberman finished first and second on the 1-meter springboard standings with scores of 350.00 and 325.25, respectively. On the 3-meter springboard, Gammage finished first with a score of 389.35.

For Wisconsin, Aslan won the 1000 free (9:12.21). Will Myhre won the 100 breast (53.76). Jake Newmark won the 200 free (1:35.69), 500 free (4:26.59) and 100 free (43.63). Dominik Mark Torok won the 200 fly (1:46.06).

Pitt’s Jerry Chen won the 200 breast (1:58.92) and Marcin Goraj won the 200 backstorke (1:44.77).

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