Feb. 26, 2014
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The men’s team began competition at Canham Natatorium tonight in Ann Arbor, Michigan for the 2014 Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships.
The Golden Gophers went 8-1 in the regular season. Their only dual loss was against No. 1 Florida at the beginning of the season. Both the NCAA and CSCAA currently rank the team No. 11 in the nation.
The first session included the finals of the 200-yard medley relay, 800-yard freestyle relay, and exhibition 3-meter synchronized diving event.
200 Medley Relay Final
3M Synchronized Diving – Exhibition
Although not contributing to the overall points of the Big Ten Championships, synchronized diving on the three-meter board. The duo of Erik Larsen and Dylan Zoe participated, scoring the second-highest amount of points (298.20). Both divers will be competing in the one-meter diving tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. ET – Noon CT.
800 Free Relay Final
Current scores after night one have the Golden Gophers in sixth place with 54 points.
1. Michigan 80
2. Ohio State 64
3. Penn State 62
4. Indiana 60
5. Wisconsin 58
6. Minnesota 54
7. Iowa 44
8. Northwestern 42
9. Michigan State 36
10. Purdue 22
Preliminary races of the 500 free, 200 IM, and 50 free begin tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. CT, with 1-meter diving at 12:00 p.m. CT, and finals at 5:30 p.m. CT. The 400 medley relay final will conclude competition tomorrow night.
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