Sean Merriman, web editor, March 27, 2014

Six swimmers and both relays scored points to lead the No. 2-ranked University of Michigan men's swimming and diving team to a fourth-place standing after the first day of the NCAA Championships on Thursday (March 27) inside the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. Nine points separated the top three teams, led by Texas (146 points), California (145 points) and Florida (137 points).

Though he was unable to defend his title from a year ago, senior Connor Jaeger (Fair Haven, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) was one of four swimmers to score team points in the 500-yard freestyle, taking third (4:12.67). Two lanes down from him was sophomore Anders Nielsen (Farum, Denmark), as the Dane took eighth to round out the championship final (4:16.88). In the consolation final, senior Michael Wynalda (Wyoming, Mich./Grandville) took 13th (4:16.40), while senior Sean Ryan (Hixson, Tenn./McCallie School) was 15th (4:16.59). Together, the foursome combined for 33 points.

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1. Texas 146
2. California 145
3. Florida 137
5. Georgia 74
6. Arizona 68.5
7. Auburn 54
8. Southern Cal. 51
9. Stanford 46
10. Alabama 40.5