The University of Michigan men’s swimming and diving team moved to the cusp of its fourth straight Big Ten Championship with a dominating performance on Friday (Feb. 28) at Canham Natatorium. The Wolverines won three of the six swimming events, led by senior Kyle Whitaker’s (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) third conference crown, this time in the 400-yard individual medley.
Host Michigan leads the 2014 Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships after Day 1. The Wolverines amassed 80 points Wednesday and lead second-place Ohio State (64) by 16 points. Penn State (62), Indiana (60) and Wisconsin (58) round out the top 5. See the full standings in this post.
Minnesota claimed its third consecutive Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship Saturday night, dominating the four-day meet. The Gophers finished with a score of 760 points while Indiana was a strong second with 649 points. Penn State was third with 484 points and Ohio State was fourth with 374.
Minnesota took another step toward a third consecutive Big Ten championship Friday night, taking a 129-point lead after the third day of competition at University Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. Minnesota relied on great depth, qualifying 15 athletes for the championship finals, while posting two individual champions.
Minnesota took a step towards a third consecutive Big Ten championship Thursday night, taking a 47-point lead after the second day of competition at University Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. The Gophers have 258 points while Indiana is second with 211 points and Penn State is third with 157 points. Ohio State is fourth with 151 points and Wisconsin is fifth with 144.
A 78-year-old jumping off a 10-meter platform would be great in itself. But what about a 78-year-old riding a bike off a 10-meter platform? Or a 78-year-old doing a belly flop off a 10-meter platform? That would be instant gold. And that’s exactly what former Michigan diving coach Dick Kimball did in the video in this post.
Michigan won its Big Ten leading 12th NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships title and first since 1995 on Saturday night at the IU Natatorium on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in Indianapolis, Ind. The Wolverines totaled 480 team points en route to the national title, while ninth-place Indiana finished in the top 10 with 201 points.