Feb. 11, 2014
Eric Sande took first in the men's 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:27.99 and 100-yard breaststroke with a 55.09, which was an NCAA provisional qualifying mark. Eric also had second place finish behind teammate Spencer Mattox in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:03.47). Sande is from Bakersfield, California and this is his first B1G weekly honor.
Freshman Maddie Hoch took first in the Minnesota Challenge’s 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57.88. Maddie also took second in the 200-yard medley relay (1:49.35) and third in the 100-yard butterfly (57.37 seconds). Maddie Hoch is from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and this is also her first B1G weekly honor!
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.