Feb. 1, 2014
W, 188-164 vs. Purdue
W, 227-125 vs. Wisconsin
“From start to finish our team was energetic, competed well, supported each other, we are really happy with the spot we are in. This was a really nice way to end our dual meet season” Coach Kelly Kremer.
The Gophers started day two with a second place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay, the women also took second in the same event.
Brandon Hatanaka took second in the 400-yard IM with a time of 3:54.37.
Carl Newenhouse finished second in the 200-yard back with a time of 1:46.88.
In the men’s 100-yard butterfly, usual suspect Kyler Van Swol took first with a time of 47.72.
CJ Smith swam a 4:29.31 to claim first in the 500-yard freestyle. Teammate Hatanaka followed, allowing the Gophers to go 1-2 in the event.
The Gopher men finished with a third place finish in the 400-yard free relay.
Next Meet • The Minnesota Challenge will be held at the University Aquatic Center next week. Competition begins Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at 6:00pm CT, and continues Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at 12:00pm CT.
Coach Kremer stated, “We are ready to get some rest and prepare for the championship season.”
Gophers Add Three All-America Honors
Minnesota's 400 free relay broke a 12-year-old record, and McHugh and Barnard added points.
Barnard, McHugh Earn All-America Honors
Minnesota had two scorers and a school record on Day 3 of the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis.
Minnesota Competes in Five NCAA Events Thursday
The Golden Gophers had three individual events and two relays on Day 2 in Indianapolis.