Minnesota Races Past Hawaii In Near Sweep

Go Gophers! Distance freestyle swimmer CJ Smith won both the 1000 and 500 yard freestyle events.
Go Gophers!
Distance freestyle swimmer CJ Smith won both the 1000 and 500 yard freestyle events.
Go Gophers!

Jan. 12, 2014

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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!