Seven Gophers Earn All-America Accolades

Go Gophers! Kyler Van Swol broke 200 fly Minnesota record during prelims with a time of 1:43.37.
Go Gophers!
Kyler Van Swol broke 200 fly Minnesota record during prelims with a time of 1:43.37.
Go Gophers!

March 29, 2014

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The University of Minnesota placed 22nd with a total of 29 points at the 2014 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships. The Gopher roster included Derek Toomey, Kyler Van Swol, CJ Smith, along with six freshman including: Jakub Maly, Daryl Turner, Matt Barnard, Paul Fair, Nick Hatanaka, and Ian Gordon.

The Gophers suffered some setbacks throughout the week, including Matt Barnard's injury during three-meter diving, which prevented him from competing in platform. However, the team broke down two school records over three days.

Minnesota's 2014 NCAA Roster Performance Summaries

Matt Barnard (Fr.)

  • Competed in the 1-meter diving event this afternoon, adding up a total of 281.00 points for 31st place.
  • Represented the Gophers on the 3-meter boards this afternoon, totaling 317.35 points in the event for 30th place.

Paul Fair (Fr.)

  • 200 Free Relay All-American*, placed 13th in the 200 free relay finals with a time of 1:18.42.

Ian Gordon (Fr.)

  • 200 Free Relay All-American*, placed 13th in the 200 free relay finals with a time of 1:18.42.

Nick Hatanaka (Fr.)

  • Breaststroke leg of 400 medley relay with a time of 3:09.47, placing 17th.
  • Breaststroke swimmer of the 200 medley relay, finished in 18th place with a time of 1:26.12.

Jakub Maly (Fr.)

  • Set a new personal record in the 200 IM with a time of 1:44.76 for 27th place.
  • 400 IM All-American*, finished with a time of 3:46.97 for 15th place.

CJ Smith (Jr.)

  • 1650 Freestyle All-American*, finished in 16th place with a time of 14:56.09.

Derek Toomey (Sr.)

  • 200 Free Relay All-American*, placed 13th in the 200 free relay finals with a time of 1:18.42.
  • Prelim split was 18.95, became first Big Ten swimmer to race the 50 sub 19, broke Minnesota record.
  • 50 Free All-American, placing fourth with a final time of 19.05.
  • Freestyle leg of 400 medley relay with a time of 3:09.47, placing 17th.
  • Freestyle swimmer of the 200 medley relay, finished in 18th place with a time of 1:26.12.
  • 100 Free All-American*, finished 16th with a time of 43.24.

Daryl Turner (Fr.)

  • 200 Free Relay All-American*, placed 13th in the 200 free relay finals with a time of 1:18.42.
  • Backstroke leg of 400 medley relay with a time of 3:09.47, placing 17th.
  • Backstroke swimmer of the 200 medley relay, finished in 18th place with a time of 1:26.12.

Kyler Van Swol (Sr.)

  • Butterfly leg of 400 medley relay with a time of 3:09.47, placing 17th.
  • Butterfly swimmer of the 200 medley relay, finished in 18th place with a time of 1:26.12.
  • Went 46.41 during prelims of the 100 fly for 18th place.
  • 200 Fly All-American*, placed 16th with a time of 1:44.67.
  • 1:43.37 200 fly prelims time broke Minnesota school record. 

*Honorable Mention

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Saturday Recap

1650 Free

Junior CJ Smith competed at his third-straight mile swim at the NCAAs. Smith held on for 16th place with a time of 14:56.09.

100 Free

During prelims, Derek Toomey raced a 42.49 to tie for the 11th seed going into finals.

In his last race as a Golden Gopher, Derek Toomey placed 16th in the 100 freestyle, with a finals time of 43.24.  

200 Fly

Senior Kyler Van Swol took down the 200 fly record during prelims with a 1:43.37 for the 13th seed headed into finals.

As his last race for Minnesota, Kyler finished with a time of 1:44.67 for 16th place.

400 Free Relay

The 400 free relay team of Derek Toomey, Daryl Turner, Paul Fair, and Kyler Van Swol had an early takeoff on an exchange, resulting in a disqualification.

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Friday Recap

200 Medley Relay

Freshman backstroke swimmer Daryl Turner led Minnesota's 200 medley relay, followed by Nick Hatanaka, Kyler Van Swol, and Derek Toomey. The relay finished in 18th place with a time of 1:26.12.

400 IM

Jakub Maly qualified for tonight's finals, seeded 11th, in the 400 IM after a personal record time of 3:44.17.

During finals, freshman Maly finished with a time of 3:46.97 for 15th place.

100 Fly

Senior Kyler Van Swol went 46.41 during prelims of the 100 fly for 18th place. Kyler currently holds the Minnesota school record in the event, with a best time of 46.16.

3-Meter Diving

Freshman Matt Barnard represented the Gophers on the 3-meter boards this afternoon, totaling 317.35 points in the event for 30th place. Going into the sixth round, Matt was in 8th place, and unfortunately hit the board during his dive. While receiving medical attention, Barnard appeared to be in good spirits. 

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Thursday Recap

The Gophers competed in five events during prelims, sending the 200 free relay and 50 free to finals.

200 Free Relay

During prelims, the relay team of Derek Toomey, Daryl Turner, Paul Fair and Ian Gordon kicked off the NCAA Championships with a prelim time of 1:17.44, seeding them 9th for finals. Derek Toomey became the first Big Ten Conference swimmer ever to break under 19 seconds, finishing with a split of 18.95.

The Gophers placed 13th in the 200 free relay finals with a time of 1:18.42.

200 IM

Big Ten Freshman of the Year Jakub Maly set a new personal record in the 200 IM with a time of 1:44.76 for 27th place. Maly is only .12 seconds away from knocking down the Minnesota school record in the event.

50 Free

Senior captain Derek Toomey established a 19.10 during the 50 free prelims to be seeded 7th in the finals.

During finals Toomey matched his Big Ten Championship Title time 19.05 during the 50 free finals for fourth place in the event.

400 Medley Relay

Daryl Turner, Nick Hatanaka, Kyler Van Swol, and Derek Toomey placed 17th in the 400 medley relay prelims with a time of 3:09.47. The team dropped 1.45 seconds from the seeded time.

1 Meter Diving

Matt Barnard competed in the 1-meter diving event this afternoon, adding up a total of 281.00 points for 31st place.