Feb. 2, 2013
After the final day of the Triple Duals, the No. 15 University of Minnesota men’s swimming and diving team improved to 7-1 on the season. The Gophers took down No. 18 Purdue, 209-144, and Wisconsin, 196-157.
CJ Smith earned the only first-place finish on the day for the Gophers in the 500 free with a time of 4:26.34.
The Gophers 200 free relay, made up of Derek Toomey, Ben Griggs, Felix Samuels and Hrvoje Capan came in second behind Purdue with a time of 1:22.17. The relay also earned second-place honors in the 400 free relay (3:00.57).
Toomey and Capan also earned second and third-place finishes for the Gophers in the 100 free. Toomey finished in 45.15 for second while Capan followed with a time of 45.48.
In the 200 breast, Josh Hall came in a close second-place with a 2:01.87, only .03 seconds behind Wisconsin’s Nick Schafer. Max Cartwright (2:02.21) and Jared Anderson (2:02.59) followed, earning third and fourth-place finishes.
The Gophers host the Minnesota Challenge next weekend at the University Aquatic Center.
Purdy Named Head Coach at Youngstown State
The longtime Gophers assistant was on staff for five women's Big Ten Championship team victories.
Gideon Louw Promoted to Associate Head Coach
Gophers sprinters have flourished under Louw's tutelage. He will take on additional roles this year.
Gophers Conclude Season with Banquet
Minnesota held its banquet on campus Saturday to celebrate the 2016-17 season's accomplishments.