March 2, 2013
The No. 14 Gophers qualified six swimmers Saturday morning for the final session of the Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships.
In the 200 back, Carl Newenhouse will swim in the 10th seed of the consolation final after his time of 1:43.79.
Derek Toomey had a great swim in the 100 free, earning the first seed in the championship heat. His time of 42.60 notched a new meet, Big Ten and pool record. Hrvoje Capan also qualified for the finals in the event, swimming the 11th seed in the consolation heat with a time of 43.64.
In the final swimming event of the day, Brandon Hatanaka clinched the 16th spot in the consolation final of 200 fly with a time of 1:47.61.
The final night of competition kicks off at 5:30 pm (CT) Saturday night at the Counsilman Billingsley Aquatic Center. The order of events are as followed: 1,650 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, platform diving and 400 freestyle relay.
US Nationals Start on Tuesday
Eleven Golden Gophers, including several program record holders, will compete in Indianapolis this week.
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.