Gophers Host Minnesota Challenge
The Gophers host the Minnesota Challenge Friday and Saturday
The Gophers host the Minnesota Challenge Friday and Saturday

Feb. 7, 2013

The University of Minnesota swimming and diving team is set to host the Minnesota Challenge this weekend. Events are scheduled to being at 6pm on Friday and continue again at 11am and 6pm on Saturday. The meet will not be scored.

“We’re excited to host the Minnesota Challenge,” head coach Kelly Kremer said. “For our swimmers and divers, this will be their chance for a final tune up or in some cases even a start to the championship season. It’s a weekend we’re excited about and the sessions are short but we still have three of them. We’re hoping to get some really good swimming and diving competition in.”

The Gophers are coming off a successful meet in Madison last weekend. The men’s team improved to 7-1 on the season after taking down Wisconsin and Purdue, while the women remain undefeated after earning three victories over Wisconsin, Purdue and Illinois.

Teams that will be competing this weekend are:
South Dakota State
South Dakota
North Dakota
Morningside College
Illinois (women)
Stevens Point
St. Thomas (divers)

Admission costs for the meet are $10.00/session for adults and $5.00/session for children 12 and under. The weekend’s schedule is as followed:  

Session I: Friday 6:00pm
200 Freestyle Relay
500 Freestyle
200 IM
50 Freestyle
400 Medley Relay

Session II: Saturday 11:00 am
Women’s 1-meter or Platform /Men’s 3-meter  6 Dives (9:00am)
200 Medley Relay
400 IM
100 Butterfly
200 Freestyle
100 Breaststroke
100 Backstroke
800 Freestyle Relay

Session III: Saturday 6:00pm
Women’s 3-meter/Men’s 1-meter or Platform  6 Dives(3:00pm)
1650 Freestyle
200 Backstroke
100 Freestyle
200 Breaststroke
200 Butterfly
400 Freestyle Relay




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