Gophers to Host 2014 Minnesota Challenge


Feb. 6, 2014

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The 2014 Minnesota Challenge Includes

University of Minnesota

St. Cloud State University

University of North Dakota

University of South Dakota

College of St. Mary

Morningside College

South Dakota State

University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point

Meet Coverage

When • Session 1: Friday, February 7, 2014 | 6:00pm CT

Session 2: Saturday, February 8, 2014 | 12:00pm CT

Session 3: Saturday, February 8, 2014 | 6:00pm CT

Where • University Aquatic Center | Minneapolis, Minn.

Schedule of Events • The Minnesota Challenge follows the same order as the NCAA Championship. The meet will not be scored.

Session 1 | Friday 6:00pm

200 Freestyle Relay

500 Freestyle

200 IM

50 Freestyle

10 Minute Break

400 Medley Relay

Session 2 | Saturday 12:00pm

200 Medley Relay

400 IM

100 Butterfly

200 Freestyle

100 Breaststroke

100 Backstroke

10 Minute Break

800 Freestyle Relay

Session 3 | Saturday 6:00pm

200 Backstroke

100 Freestyle

200 Breaststroke

200 Butterfly

10 Minute Break

400 Free Relay

*1650 Freestyle will be contested on Saturday at 4:00pm CT

Ranks • Minnesota’s record improved to 8-1 this past weekend. Their only loss was to No. 1 ranked Florida. The NCAA currently has Minnesota ranked as No. 14 in the nation, however the rankings have not been updated since January 26.

Preview • The only team participating in the Minnesota Challenge the Gophers have competed against during the dual season was the University of North Dakota. Minnesota nabbed an on-the-road win against North Dakota scoring 179-113. Diver Dylan Zoe had top scores in both the one-meter and three-meter.

The Gopher Men are heading into the Minnesota Challenge after two wins against both Purdue and Wisconsin at the B1G Triple Duals last weekend. This is the last opportunity for Minnesota to get races in before ‘Championship Season’ begins.

“There are a few details we want to fine tune and this will be great to have before going into the B1G and NCAA Championships,” Head Coach Kelly Kremer stated.

Make sure to join the Gophers at the University Aquatic Center Friday and Saturday along with seven other teams! 




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