Feb. 1, 2014
W, 226-127 vs. Purdue
W, 202-149 vs s. Wisconsin
“From start to finish our team was energetic, competed well, supported each other, we are really happy with the spot we are in. This was a really nice way to end our dual meet season,” Coach Kelly Kremer said after day two.
The Gophers started day two with a second place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay, the men also took second in the same event.
Hailey Szews took first place in the 400-yard IM with a 4:22.82 finish.
In the women’s 100-yard butterfly, Becca Weiland took first with a time of 54.25. She was followed by teammate Tori Simenec for second.
Kiera Janzen powered through her 500-yard freestyle to claim a top time of 4:47.94.
Kierra Smith won the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:10.02, more than 6 seconds faster than second place.
Next Meet • The Minnesota Challenge will be held at the University Aquatic Center next week. Competition begins Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at 6:00pm CT, and continues Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at 12:00pm CT.
Coach Kremer stated, “We are ready to get some rest and prepare for the championship season.”
Training Change Pays off for Waddell
The South Dakota native became Minnesota's third Big Ten Freshman of the Year after a prolific conference meet.
Gophers Fourth at B1G as Zhou, Waddell Honored
Minnesota placed fourth at the conference meet and claimed the Big Ten Diver of the Championships and Freshman of the Year awards.
Saturday B1G Prelims
Minnesota will have competitors in every "A" final of the conference meet's last session.