Two Gophers were runners-up in their events on Saturday night at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas.
Senior Bowe Becker finished second in the 100-yard freestyle final. His time of 40.83 seconds broke his own program record, which he set in the preliminaries (41.44). He was the second-fastest qualifier for the finals.
Dean Farris, a junior at Harvard, won the 100 freestyle in 40.80 seconds.
Becker’s teammate, freshman Max McHugh, finished second the 200 breaststroke finals. He swam a school-record 1:51.36 in the preliminaries, the third-best time. Then amazingly McHugh took almost two seconds off that time in the finals, finishing in 1:49.41. Senior Andrew Seliskar of California won the event in 1:48.70.
U baseball, softball
games are postponed
Both the Gophers baseball and softball teams postponed their home games scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday because of the cold weather. The postponements will be made up as part of doubleheaders on Sunday.
The baseball team will play Nebraska at 11 a.m. at Siebert Field in the first of two games.
The Gophers softball team’s doubleheader against Purdue will also start at 11 a.m., at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.
Minnesota won 5-2 in 10 innings in its series opener with the Cornhuskers.
• Tess Keyzers of the Gophers placed second in the hammer throw (187-8) in the Stanford Invitational. The women’s 4x100 relay (46.58) also took second. On the men’s side, Jonathan Tharaldsen was third in the shot put (69-7¼) — that’s the sixth-best throw in program history.
• The No. 15 Gophers rowing team took third place at the Doc Hosea Invitational on the Cooper River in Cherry Hill, N.J. The varsity four for Minnesota of coxswain Gabrielle Tripps, Emma Jo Elder, Allie Schmidt, Christina McBride and Maura Maguire won in the Grand Finals, edging Rutgers by nearly three seconds.