March 2, 2013
Bloomington, Ind. -
Michigan Wins 2013 Big Ten Men's Swimming & Diving Championships
Michigan won its third consecutive Big Ten Men's Swimming & Diving Championships crown tonight behind first-place finishes by Dylan Bosch, Connor Jaeger and Bruno Ortiz on the final day of competition at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington, Ind.
The Wolverines totaled 899 points over the four-day event. Indiana finished second with 664 points and Ohio State was third with 470 points. Minnesota tallied 378 points, while Purdue compiled 328 points to round out the top five in the final team standings.
Michigan took home seven individual Big Ten titles and five relay titles. Head coach Mike Bottom picked up Swimming Coach of the Year laurels for the third consecutive year, while Wolverine Dylan Bosch was named Freshman of the Year.
Indiana's Cody Miller claimed Swimmer of the Championships honors, while teammate Darian Scmidt shared Co-Diver of the Championships accolades with Ohio State's Shane Miszkiel. Indiana's Jeff Huber was named Diving Coach of the Year for the second year in a row.
2013 Big Ten Individual Honors
Swimmer of the Championships: Cody Miller, Indiana
Co-Divers of the Championships: Darian Schmidt, Indiana and Shane Miszkiel, Ohio State
Freshman of the Year: Dylan Bosch, Michigan
Swimming Coach of the Year: Mike Bottom, Michigan
Diving Coach of the Year: Jeff Huber, Indiana
First Team All-Big Ten
Cody Miller, Indiana
Conor Murphy, Indiana
Darian Schmidt, Indiana
James Wells, Indiana
Dylan Bosch, Michigan
Sean Fletcher, Michigan
Richard Funk, Michigan
Connor Jaeger, Michigan
Anders Lie Nielsen, Michigan
Miguel Ortiz, Michigan
Bruno Ortiz, Michigan
Zachary Turk, Michigan
Kyle Whitaker, Michigan
Michael Wynalda, Michigan
Shane Miszkiel, Ohio State
Andrew Teduits, Wisconsin
Michael Weiss, Wisconsin
Second Team All-Big Ten
Jim Barbierem, Indiana
Matt Gerth, Indiana
Casey Johnson, Indiana
Eric Ress, Indiana
Steve Schmuhl, Indiana
Sean Ryan, Michigan
Zachary Birnbrich, Ohio State
Zachary Holmes, Ohio State
Connor McDonald, Ohio State
Tim Phillips, Ohio State
Jason Schnur, Ohio State
Tyler Stevenson, Ohio State
Garrett Trebilcock, Ohio State
Sean Grier, Penn State
Daniel Tucker, Purdue
Sportsmanship Award Honorees
Ryan Downey, Indiana
Jordan Huff, Iowa
Tim Hochradel, Michigan
Jacob Austermann, Michigan State
Jared Anderson, Minnesota
Charlie Rimkus, Northwestern
Zach Birnbrich, Ohio State
Jeff Gomez, Penn State
Alec LaMothe, Purdue
Chris Wiederecht, Wisconsin
Final Day of Championships Underway
Saturday features the 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, 1,650 freestyle and platform diving, while the 400 freestyle relay will be contested during the evening.
Michigan Extends Lead After Day 3 of Championships
Michigan built its lead behind three first-place finishes during Day 3 of the 2013 Big Ten Championships. Through 14 events, the Wolverines have recorded 601 points. Indiana sits in second with 464 points, while Ohio State checks in with 335 points. Minnesota is fourth with 247 points, while Purdue rounds out the top-five with 216 points.
The Wolverine's Sean Fletcher and Anders Lie Nielsen recorded NCAA automatic qualifying times in the 100 butterfly (45.59) and 200 freestyle events (1:33.20), respectively. Michigan also recorded a Big Ten record in the 200 freestyle relay, posting a time of 1:16.42. The Hoosiers responded with two first-place titles as Cody Miller won his third-straight 100 breaststroke crown in a Big Ten record time of 51.50 and James Wells won his second 100 backstroke (46.04) title in as many years.
Ohio State's Shane Miszkiel won the 3-meter diving event (467.10) and Wisconsin's Michael Weiss took home first-place in the 400 individual medley (3:39.17).
Action resumes Saturday with preliminaries set for 11 a.m. ET, with finals at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Day 3 of Championships Set to Get Underway Today
Friday's slate presents the 400 individual medley, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke and 3-meter diving, with the 200 freestyle relay contested in the evening. The morning session will begin at 11 a.m. ET, while the evening session is set for 6:30 p.m. ET.
Michigan Extends Lead After Day 2 of Championships
Michigan remains on top after posting three first-place finishes during Day 2 of the 2013 Big Ten Championships. Through seven events, the Wolverines have recorded 316 points. Indiana sits in second with 237 points, while Ohio State checks in with 170 points. Purdue is fourth with 144 points, while Minnesota rounds out the top-five with 133 points.
The Wolverine's Connor Jaeger and Bruno Ortiz recorded NCAA automatic qualifying times in the 500 freestyle (4:13.44) and 50 freestyle events (19.27), respectively, to begin the evening. The Hoosiers responded with two first-place finishes as Cody Miller won the 200 individual medley (1:41.85) and Darian Schmidt took home the one-meter crown (432.15). Michigan's Miguel Ortiz, Richard Funk, Sean Fletcher and Bruno Ortiz secured an automatic qualifying time in the 400 medley relay (3:05.42) to conclude Day 2.
Action continues Friday with a preliminary session set for 11 a.m. ET to be followed by finals at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Complete Day 2 Results
Day 2 of Championships Set to Begin
Thursday's schedule features the 500 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 50 freestyle and one-meter diving, while the 400 medley relay will be contested during the evening finals. Michigan jumped out to an early lead after the first day, recording 80 points on two record-setting first-place finishes.
Michigan Claims Lead After Day One of Championships
Michigan jumped out to an early lead after Wednesday's opening session at the 2013 Big Ten Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in Bloomington, Ind. The Wolverines recorded 80 points, followed by Indiana and Ohio State with 66. Iowa and Minnesota are tied for fourth with 54 points.
The Wolverines began the evening with two Big Ten records in the 200 medley relay (1:23.25) and the 800 freestyle relay event (6:13.70).
Action continues on Thursday with preliminaries set for 11 a.m. ET, with the finals set for 6:30 p.m.
Big Ten Men's Swimming & Diving Championships Begins Today
The Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center on the campus of Indiana University will play host to the 2013 Big Ten Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, which will begin Wednesday, Feb. 27, and conclude Saturday, March 2. The championships begin Wednesday night with timed finals of the 200-yard medley relay and 800 freestyle relays at 6:30 p.m. ET. Competition will begin at 11 a.m. ET Thursday through Saturday with preliminary heats, while finals will be held at 6:30 p.m. ET nightly.