Jan. 25, 2014
Score • W, 192-159
Recap • After day one of the dual meet against North Carolina State the Golden Gophers were down one point 92-93. Saturday’s conclusion of the meet included: 200 medley relay, 1 meter diving, 400 IM, 100 free, 200 back, 100 fly, 500 free, 200 breast, and the 400 free relay.
Once again, Manny Pollard led the Gopher men’s diving on the one-meter boards with a score of 378.98. Minnesota went 1-2-3 in the event.
Men’s and women’s head coach Kelly Kremer described Carl Newenhouse’s gold finish in the 200-yard backstroke as the race that really gave Minnesota momentum to win the meet against N.C. State. Newenhouse had a time of 1:46.71.
Kyler Van Swol finished first with a 46.90 in the 100-yard butterfly.
The Minnesota men’s swimming and diving 2013-2014 record improves to 6-1.
After the meet Coach Kremer stated, “We are really lucky to have a team like N.C. State come in this time of the year, they are getting ready for their championship season just like we are. Our coaching staff is so proud of how we responded today and made things happen. They responded just like you want a championship team respond.”
Next Meet • Minnesota heads to West Lafayette, Indiana next weekend for a triple B1G dual. The Gophers will take on Wisconsin and Purdue. The meet will begin on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 6:00pm CT, and will continue on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 12:00pm CT.
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.