Jan. 11, 2014
EVANSTON, Ill. - The Northwestern men's swimming team knew it needs both of its 400 yard freestyle to place in the top three to tie Notre Dame heading into the final race Saturday.
And that's exactly what happened when NU's team of Jack Morris, Matt Wilcox, Uula Auren and Chase Stephens taking second place (3:02.14) and the team of Mark Ferguson, Dominik Cubelic, Charlie Cole and Andrew Jovanovic (3:02.85) taking third behind Michigan.
It gave Northwestern a 150-150 tie against No. 20 Notre Dame. Michigan, ranked No. 1 in the country, defeated the `Cats 177-115.
In the 200 medley relay, Northwestern opened the meet finishing in second place being Michigan. The `Cats Mark Ferguson, Uula Auren, Andrew Jovanovic and Chase Stephens swam 1:29.54.
The 1,000 yard free was a tight race between Northwestern sophomore Jordan Wilimovsky and Michigan's Connor Jaeger. Separated by less than a second for most of the race, Jaeger edged out Wilimovsky to win the race with a time of 9:10.56, besting NU's 9:11.47 swim.
Between events, NU freshman Andrew Cramer took second place in 3-meter diving, scoring 296.25.
In the 100 yard freestyle, Chase Stephens finished in third place for Northwestern, swimming 45.29. Stephens would finish in second place in the 50 yard freestyle, posting a time of 20.47.
Michigan's Ryutaro Kamiya swam an NCAA "B" cut time in the 200 yard backstroke of 1:46.20. He was able to maintain his lead throughout the race. The `Cats Grant Halsall finished in second in the race, swimming 1:48.81.
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