Minnesota won 12 events on the day
Minnesota took down the Fighting Sioux 196-94 at home on Friday night
The Gophers posted four meet records on the final day of the event.
Minnesota claimed three titles Friday night at the University Aquatic Center.
2013-14Junior Season:Finished 39th in the 200 fly (2:05.34), finished 45th in the 100 fly (56.39), and finished 95th in the 50 free (25.71) at the Big Ten Conference Championships (02/20-02/22) finished the 50 backstroke with a time of 28.59 and placed 7th in the 100 backstroke (1:00.99) at the Minnesota Challenge (02/08) Placed 12th in the 100 fly (59.25) and 10th in the 200 fly (2:13.17) vs. Purdue and Wisconsin-Madison (01/31-02/01) Placed 9thin the 100 fly (59.27) and 7th in the 200 fly (2:10.55) vs. NC State (01/24) Placed 11th in the 100 backstroke (1:00.62) and 12th in the 50 free (24.98) at the Jean Freeman Invitational (12/06-12/07) Finished the 100 free with a time of 52.82, placed 1st in the 200 fly (2:05.32) and placed 1st in the 100 fly (56.74) at the Minnesota Grand Prix (11/14-11/16).
2012-13 Sophomore Season: Finished fourth in the 100 fly and seventh in the 200 fly at Kansas (10/20)swam in the fifth place 200 medley relay against Iowa State (10/12).
2011-12 Freshman Season: Had a strong performance at the Minnesota Challenge member of the first place 400 medley relay and third place 200 medley relay placed third in the 200 fly (2:07.58) and sixth in the 100 fly (57.48) also finished 72nd in the 50 free (26.67) at the Challenge earned 7th place in the 100 back (1:00.69) at the Hawaii Dual placed fourth in the 200 fly and a member of the fifth place 200 medley relay vs Iowa State.
High School: A 2011 graduate of Lawrence Free State High School coached by Annette McDonald competed with the Lawrence Aquahawks three-time state champion in the 200 medley relay, and two-time 400 free relay champion her relay team set state records in both those relays her sophomore year her team won the state title sophomore year part of two team conference championships NISCA All-American (2008-10) set four school records member of the Puerto Rican national team National Honor Society member top 10-percent graduate.
Personal: Born November 20, 1992 undecided on a major daughter of Tony and Dorie Portela has two siblings: Anthony and Jordan Anthony swam for the Gophers (2006-09) both parents swam in college being part of Team Puerto Rico is her greatest sports thrill enjoys photography and volunteers at the hospital.
Portela's Top Times:
Year Event Time
2013 50 free 24.93
2013 100 fly 56.39
2013 200 fly 2:05.32
2013 100 back 1:00.62
2012 50 free 26.67
2012 100 fly 57.48
2012 200 fly 2:07.58
2012 100 back 1:00.69
Bacon, Siwicki Compete in National Events
The Gophers had representation and USA Diving and USA Swimming events over the weekend.
Purdy Named Head Coach at Youngstown State
The longtime Gophers assistant was on staff for five women's Big Ten Championship team victories.
Gideon Louw Promoted to Associate Head Coach
Gophers sprinters have flourished under Louw's tutelage. He will take on additional roles this year.