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).
On the diving side, Mikey Ross came in second-place on the 1-meter board with a score of 355.90, while Manny Pollard finished in third with a 346.80.
Minnesota finished in the 2 and 3 spots in the 400 IM. Brandon Hatanaka earned the runner-up spot with a time of 3:57.86 and Luke Bushman came in third, touching the wall at 4:00.09.
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.