MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota swimming and diving senior captain Conner McHugh earned his first Big Ten Men’s Swimmer of the Week honor, as announced by the conference office Wednesday afternoon. McHugh earns his first career weekly award after impressive races in the water against No. 7 Michigan, Penn State and Wisconsin in a quad meet at Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center. He remains perfect in the breaststroke races having finished first in all six this season.
Posting a NCAA B standard time of 54.45 in the 100-yard breaststroke, McHugh’s time ranks as the fifth fastest time in the Big Ten, as well as 13th fastest in the NCAA this season.
In the 200-yard breast, McHugh set a season-best time of 1:56.79 in his first place finish beating out Michigan’s Jacob Montague in just over one and a half seconds. His NCAA B-cut time also ranks as the fastest 200 breast time in the Big Ten and second fastest in the NCAA this season.
The Maroon and Gold will be back in action November 30-December 2 as they host the Minnesota Invitational at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center.
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