Jan. 12, 2014
Score • W, 171-87
Recap • The University of Minnesota men’s swim team defeated the Rainbow Warriors yesterday, January 11, in Honolulu. This improves the team’s record to 5-1, with their only loss being against Florida earlier this season.
Minnesota won 13 of 14 events, as did the women’s team (diving was not contested).
Freshman Daryl Turner won a pair of gold-place finishes in both the 100-yard back with a time of 49.54 and an impressive 100-yard freestyle with a time of 44.91 over senior captain Derek Toomey who snagged second with a 45.32. Toomey won the 50-yard freestyle with a 20.32.
Kyler Van Swol also snagged first place in two individual events, the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:38.39 and the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 48.56.
CJ Smith, distance freestyler, won the 1000-yard free with a 9:15.68 and the 500-yard free with a 4:32.82. The
Gophers only allowed a first place spot, and event win taken away from them in the 100-yard breaststroke, however Minnesota managed to nab both second and third place by Nick Hatanaka (who took first in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:05.29) and Spencer Mattox.
Next Meet • The Men’s swim and dive take on North Carolina State next on both January 24th at 6:00pm and January 25th at 10:00am at the University Aquatic Center. Note that Friday January 24th is the annual “Pack the Pool” event, make sure to join us for a fun home meet featuring free admission, Goldy, face-painting and a free t-shirt to the first 100 fans!
Gophers Receive CSCAA Scholar All-America Recognition
Both the men's and women's teams earned academic distinction from the coaches association.
Former swim coach Eckelkamp Passes Away
Gopher Athletics is saddened to learn that former assistant men's swimming and diving coach Steve Eckelkamp has passed away at his home on June 10, in Mount Juliet, Tenn.
LeBlang Takes Learned Leadership to Next Season
Junior diver Alan LeBlang discusses his leadership role for the upcoming season with GopherSports.com.