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 Earn Bronze in Medley Relay
Minnesota broke a 2008 program record in the 400 medley relay for its first medal of the Big Ten Championships.
B1G Thursday Prelims
Several Gophers qualified for the Big Ten Championships' Day 2 finals session in Columbus.
Gophers Open B1G by Qualifying Relays for NCAAs
Minnesota posted one "A" cut and one "B" cut in the first two events of the conference championship meet.