Michael Messner
Michael  Messner


Sunnyvale, Calif.

High School:
Bellarmine Prep HS



2017-18 Junior Season: Took fifth in the 1000-yard free (9:27.20) and seventh in the 400 IM (4:03.98) at the Triple Dual vs Northwestern and Purdue • placed fourth in the 1650-yard free (15:53.74) and fifth in the 400 IM (4:10.26) against Denver • finished fourth in the 400 IM (3:56.50) and seventh in the 200-yard fly (1:52.22) at the Minnesota Invitational.

2016-17 Sophomore Season: 
Academic All-Big Ten • named Hardest Worker by teammates • earned top-15 finishes at the Big Ten Championships: 1650-yard free (15:11.14) and 400-yard IM (3:49.16) • finished with a 4:39.57 in the 500-yard free against Iowa • placed second in the 1000-yard free with a 9:21.49 against North Dakota • earned first place with a 15:43.02 in the 1650-yard free at the Minnesota Invitational • earned two third-place finishes at the Minnesota Invitational: 500-yard free (4:35.37) and 400-yard IM (2:55.61).

2015-16 Freshman Season:
Tallied 21 top-five finishes during the regular season • at the 2016 Big Ten Championships, Messner finished 13th in the 1650 free, 15th in the 400 IM and 32nd in the 500 free • finished first in the 1650 free at Hawaii • won the mile race at the 2015 Jean K. Freeman Invite • named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after sweeping the distance free events in Minnesota’s win at Iowa • made collegiate debut at Florida State with a win in the 1000 free.

Top Times at Minnesota
Event Time Date
200 fly 1:52.22 12/3/2017
500 free 4:25.73 2/23/2017
1000 free 9:21.49 11/4/2016
1650 free 15:11.14 2/25/2017
400 IM 3:49.16 2/24/2017


McHugh Swims Record Time in All-American Finish

McHugh Swims Record Time in All-American Finish

3/23/2018 - M. Swimming

Senior Conner McHugh swam a huge 100 breaststroke race for Minnesota men’s swimming and diving squad Friday night at the NCAA Championships inside Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center....

Becker All-American in Historic 50 Free Race

Becker All-American in Historic 50 Free Race

3/22/2018 - M. Swimming

Minnesota will ride the momentum from Bowen Becker's All-American finish as they head into day three of the NCAA Championships.

Gophers Set to Host NCAA Championship

Gophers Set to Host NCAA Championship

3/20/2018 - M. Swimming

For the eighth time in program history Minnesota is set to host the men's NCAA Championship inside the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center.

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