Minnesota's 18th-place finish was an improvement of six spots from last season.
Toomey advances to finals in the 100 free and as a member of the 400 free relay.
Minnesota has 39 team points to sit in 18th place
Derek Toomey will compete in the Championships Finals of the 50 free.
Minnesota sits in 11th place following the first day of competition at the NCAA Championships
2011-12 Freshman Season: Earned three season-best times at the Big Ten Championships swam the 100 free prelim in 44.61 for a top time, while placing 20th in the finals with a 44.70 finished 30th in the 50 free with a time of 20.39 clocked in a 1:39.31 in the 200 free for 39th place earned a top time of 53.83 in the 100 fly at the Minnesota Challenge for 17th place also placed second in the 200 free relay, fifth in the 100 free and seventh in the 50 free at the Minnesota Challenge.
Personal: Undecided on a major.
Samuel's Top Times:
50 free 20.39 2/24/12
100 free 44.61 2/25/12
200 free 1:39.31 2/24/12
100 fly 53.83 2/4/12
Gophers Close 2016 Minnesota Challenge
The Golden Gophers tallied 35 personal records over the three-session meet.
Gophers Open Minnesota Challenge
Minnesota recorded 10 personal bests and three wins on Friday night at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center.
Gophers to Host Minnesota Challenge
The Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center will host the 2016 Minnesota Challenge this Friday and Saturday.