Minnesota's Gold Defeats Maroon In Intrasquad Meet

Go Gophers! Derek Toomey won the 50 free and 100 free for the Maroon team
Go Gophers!
Derek Toomey won the 50 free and 100 free for the Maroon team
Go Gophers!

Oct. 12, 2012

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The University of Minnesota men's swimming and diving team hosted an intrasquad meet Friday at the University Aquatic Center, with the Gold team edging out the Maroon team.

"The meet went really well. It is a different type of competition," head coach Kelly Kremer said. "They know their teammates really well because they have been competing against them every day both on the boards in diving and in swimming. I think in many ways we competed much better tonight, time-wise and on the boards, than when we competed a week ago against Michigan. I think this was a really nice step forward for us."

Gold's 200 medley relay team of Luke Bushman, Jared Anderson, Kyler Van Swol and Hrvoje Capan kicked off the meet with a victory, finishing in 1:30.66.

Bushman, a sophomore transfer out of Penn State, also won the 100 back, touching the wall at 50.27 to mark another victory for the Gold team.

Freshman Logan Redondo shined on his home debut to get the first victory for the Maroon team, claiming the title in the 1,000 free with a time 9:26.84.

Van Swol claimed two more titles for the Gold team, winning both the 200 free in a time of 1:42.37, as well as the 200 IM in 1:53.42.

Senior captain Jared Anderson earned two victories for the Gold team in the 100 breast (57.40) and 200 breast (2:03.80), while junior captain Derek Toomey answered back with victories in both the 50 free (20.13) and 100 free (45.25) for the Maroon team.

Sophomore Brandon Hatanaka also provided two titles for the Maroon team, winning the 200 fly (1:49.88) and the 500 free (4:31.81).

Carl Newenhouse claimed a victory for the Gold team in the 200 back with a time of 1:48.77, while Sandy Whitaker earned a title for the Maroon team in the 100 fly (50.62).

On the diving side, senior Mikey Ross clinched titles on both the 1-meter (371.40) and 3-meter (323.85) board.

The Maroon 200 free relay team made up of Toomey, Ben Griggs, Ryan Miksch and Daniel Brebrick claimed the final victory of the night with a time of 1:22.46.

The Gophers next meet will be the border battle against the Wisconsin Badgers at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center Friday, October 26.

"We're going to really go to work all week," Kremer said. "We'll train right through next week and the following week up until Friday when we compete against Wisconsin. That will be Senior Night and Pack the Pool Night, so it should be a pretty good atmosphere for some fast Big Ten swimming. It's never a bad thing to race against a rival either so it should be fun."