March 29, 2013
The University of Minnesota men's swimming and diving team continued competition at the 2013 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships Friday morning with preliminaries of the 200 medley relay, 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back and 800 free relay, sending at least two Gophers into tonight's Finals.
The Championship Finals are set to get underway at 6:00 p.m. from the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind., and will be streamed live on ESPN3.com.
Senior captain Jared Anderson advanced to the B Finals of the 100 breast after placing 13th in the morning's preliminaries with a career-best time of 53.16. Max Cartwright also competed in the event, finishing 19th with a time of 53.56.
Senior Mikey Ross advanced to the consolation final in 3-meter diving after placing 13th with a score of 363.15, while fellow diver Jordan Lesser just missed a spot in the B Final with his score of 345.55, which placed him 17th overall.
The B Final of 3-meter diving is taking place now, with Ross looking to improve on his morning score. Tonight's finals will feature the 200 medley relay, 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back and 800 free relay, as well as the final three heats of the 800 free relay preliminaries.
15 Gophers Named CSCAA Scholar All-Americans
The CSCAA handed out individual honors. Both the men and women earlier earned team recognition.
Additions to Men's Signing Class
Two swimmers have officially signed since the Gophers announced their class in the fall.
Divers Ready for Olympic Trials
A handful of Golden Gophers will travel to Indianapolis for the national meet.