Gophers Participate in Michigan's Water Carnival

Go Gophers! Ben Griggs and Hrvoje Capan helped the Gophers win the 500 free relay
Go Gophers!
Ben Griggs and Hrvoje Capan helped the Gophers win the 500 free relay
Go Gophers!

Oct. 6, 2012

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The University of Minnesota men's swimming and diving team took part in Michigan's first-ever Water Carnival Saturday at Canham Natatorium.

The meet featured the men's and women's teams from Minnesota and Michigan as well as the men's team from Oakland participating in 13 events (listed below) including swimming, diving and water polo. Other activities at the Natatorium included appearances by the U-M Dance Team, U-M Band and the Friars a-capella group.

Events:

4x75-yard Medley Relay
Dive 50-yard underwater freestyle with fins
3x550-yard Freestyle Relay
300-yard Breaststroke with fly kick
50-yard Butterfly with flip turn
200-yard Freestyle with fins
250-yard Medley Relay (25-yard Butterfly, 50-yard Butterfly/Backstroke, 75-yard Butterfly/Backstroke/Breaststroke, 100-yard Individual Medley)
Diving Break
200-yard Backstroke from a dive
200/150/100/50 Freestyle Relay
50-yard Breaststroke with flip turn
200-yard Individual Medley swum in any order
Stroke technique with Peter Vanderkaay
50-yard Freestyle with fins
Diving Break
16x25-yard Freestyle Relay

The meet was scored like a collegiate tri-meet but there was no team scoring.

The Gophers won the 1,650 free relay, made up of a young team of sophomores Alex Cisneros, Brandon Hatanaka and freshman Logan Redondo.

Sophomore Chris Johnson won the 200 back with fins and the men's 500 free relay made up of Ben Bravence, Hrvoje Capan, Ryan Miksch and Ben Griggs claimed the title.

The Gophers will host an intrasquad scrimmage at the University Aquatic Center Friday, Oct. 12 beginning at 5:00 p.m.