March 13, 2013
The NCAA announced Wednesday that the University of Minnesota men's swimming and diving team has qualified six swimmers and two divers to compete at the 2013 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, which is set to take place March 28-30 at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind.
Swimmers Jared Anderson, Max Cartwright, Josh Hall, Logan Redondo, CJ Smith and Derek Toomey, and divers Mikey Ross and Jordan Lesser, will represent the Gophers at the event co-hosted by the Indiana Sports Corporation and IUPUI.
Toomey will be making his third-straight appearance at the NCAA Championships as a six-time All-American, and qualified to compete in both the 50 free and 100 free this season with his times of 19.11 and 42.60, respectively.
Smith will also be making a return appearance to the NCAAs. The sophomore qualified for the event this season with his time of 14:54.21 in the 1650 free, after earning All-America honorable mention honors in the same event a season ago.
Redondo qualified for his first NCAA Championships in the 1650 free with his time of 14:58.88, while Anderson, Cartwright and Hall will each get their first taste of NCAA action in the 100 breast. Cartwright qualified with his time of 53.17, Hall posted a time of 53.19 and Anderson notched a qualifying time of 53.24.
Both Ross and Lesser made the NCAA roster following their performances at the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships which concluded earlier today. Ross makes his second appearance for the Gophers after earning All-America honorable mention honors in platform last season, while Lesser will be competing for his first time as a Gopher.
Minnesota also posted qualifying marks in the 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 200 medley relay and 800 free relay.
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