U swim teams both sweep in triple dual

  • Article by: NEWS SERVICES
  • Updated: February 1, 2014 - 7:37 PM

The Gophers men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both won a triple dual meet on Saturday.

The men beat host Purdue 188-164 and Wisconsin 227-125. The women defeated Purdue 226-127 and Wisconsin 202-149.

“From start to finish our team was energetic, competed well, supported each other, we are really happy with the spot we are in,” said Kelly Kremer, head coach of both teams. “This was a really nice way to end our dual meet season.”

The men’s team went 8-1 in dual meets, the women’s team 9-0.

Daryl Turner (44.08) and Derek Toomey took first and second in the men’s 100-yard freestyle while CJ Smith (4:29.31) and Brandon Hatanaka did the same in the 500 freestyle.

Kyler Van Swol won the 100 butterfly (47.72).

In the women’s competition, Hailey Szews took first in the 400 individual medley (4:22.82), Becca Weiland in the 100 butterfly (54.25), Kiera Janzen in the 500 freestyle (4:47.94), and Kierra Smith in 200 breaststroke (2:10.02).

U women lose in tennis

The Gophers women’s team lost its first match of the season, falling 4-3 to Washington State in Missoula, Mont. Both teams are now 4-1.

Minnesota won the doubles point for the fifth time this season. But the only Gophers who won in singles were Paula Rincon Otero at No. 6, 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (5) and Julia Courter at No. 4, 6-2, 6-1. Rincon Otero remains unbeaten.


• Carleton sophomore Amelia Campbell broke the MIAC record in the pentathlon by almost 150 points on Friday at Minnesota State Mankato. Her score of 3,671 was the third-best point total in NCAA Division III history.

• The National Sports Center unveiled a 2014 Sochi Olympic Wall of Fame this weekend at its Super Rink. The temporary display, behind the Hat Trick Cafe, has photos of the 32 men’s and women’s hockey players on the U.S. teams who have skated at the rink in Blaine.

• Gophers senior Jon Lehman, of Coon Rapids, set a school indoor record in the weight throw on Friday with a toss of 72 feet, 5¾ inches in the Bill Bergen Invitational at Iowa State in Ames. His toss is the fourth best in the nation this winter. Teammate Justin Barber (66-4¼) took second in the same event.

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