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    Northwestern Gearing Up for Big Ten Championships at Michigan

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Senior Chase Stephens has swam the `Cats best times in the 50 and 100 free this year, including a NCAA `B' Cut 20.04 time in the 50 free.
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    Senior Chase Stephens has swam the `Cats best times in the 50 and 100 free this year, including a NCAA `B' Cut 20.04 time in the 50 free.
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    Feb. 24, 2014

    2014 Big Ten Championships
     Date Wednesday-Sunday, Feb. 26-March 1
     Location  Canham Natatorium   | Minneapolis, Minn.
     The Schedule

    Feb. 26 • Finals at 5:30 p.m.
    Feb. 27 • Prelims at 10 a.m./Finals at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28 • Prelims at 10 a.m./Finals at 5:30 p.m. March 1 • Prelims at 10 a.m./Finals at 5:30 p.m.

     Live Results  MGoBlue.com
     Live Video  Big Ten Digital Network
     Social Media  @NUSwimDive

    EVANSTON, Ill.-- After a regular season that saw Northwestern break school and pool records in swimming and diving, the ‘Cats are rested, recharged and prepared to compete in the 2014 Big Ten Championships. The University of Michigan hosts this year’s championships in Ann Arbor, Mich. from Feb. 26 to March 1. at the Canham Natatorium.

    Video Info
    The first six sessions running from Wednesday to Saturday morning will stream on the Big Ten Digital Network on Wildcats Access. Saturday’s evening final will air live on BTN2Go.

    What to Watch For
    Northwestern returns two NCAA qualifiers from last season in sophomore Jordan Wilimovsky and senior Chase Stephens. Wilimovsky broke his own school record in the 1,650 free this year with an NCAA ‘B’ Cut time of 14:55.25, while Stephens has swam the ‘Cats best times in the 50 and 100 free this year, including a NCAA ‘B’ Cut 20.04 time in the 50 free.

    Uula Auren
    Ranked among NU’s top times in four different categories…Swam Northwestern’s fasted time in the 100 breast with a 54.70 at the TYR Invitational (11/23)…During the same meet, posted a 20.93 in the 50 free and a 49.80 in the 100 fly…Recorded a 2:02.50 in the 200 breast at the US Winter National Championship meet.

    Charlie Cole
    Recorded top times for Northwestern in four individual events and two relays…Posted a 9:27.26 in the 1,000 free during a tri-meet against Purdue and Ohio State (11/8/13)…Swam a 1:39.34 in the 200 fly at the TYR Invitational (11/23)…During the same meet, posted a 4:29.18 in the 500 free and 15:40.04 in the 1,650 free…Also served as the anchor in the 400 free relay and lead the 800 free relay in the same meet.

    Andrew Cramer
    Cramer was named both Big Ten Freshman of the Week and Big Ten Diver of the Week during this season..Recorded NU’s top score in three diving events…Posted a 318.35 in 1-meter diving against Purdue and Ohio State (11/8)…Scored a 283.95 in 10-meter platform diving at the TYR Invitational (11/23)…Also scored a 381.60 in the 3-meter dive against UW-Milwaukee (1/31).

    Dominik Cubelic
    Posted top times for NU in four individual events and one relay…Swam a 20.83 in the 50 at the TYR Invitational (11/22)…During the same meet, recorded a 45.20 in the 100 free, 49.18 in the 100 back, and 50.51 in the 100 fly…Also swam in the 400 free relay in the same meet.

    Van Donkersgoed
    Ranked among NU’s top times in five individual events…Posted Northwestern’s top time in the 200 breast with a 1:59.32 at the TYR Invitational (11/24)…During the same meet, swam a 56.36 in the 100 breast, 1:51.77 in the 200 IM, and 3:59.19 in the 200 IM…Also swam a 1:55.34 in the 200 fly in a dual meet against UW-Milwaukee (1/31).

    Mark Ferguson
    Ranked among NU’s top times in three individual events and two relays…Posted a 46.42 in the 100 free in a tri-meet against UIC and Wyoming (11/15)…Recorded Northwestern’s top time in the 100 back with a 48.84 at the TYR Invitational (11/23)…During the same meet, swam a 48.59 in the 100 fly and swam backstroke in the 200 and 400 medley relay.

    Grant Halsall
    Posted top times for Northwestern in five individual events…Recorded NU’s top time in the 200 fly with a 1:52.54 in a dual meet against Iowa (1/25)…Swam a 50.61 in the 100 back at the TYR Invitational (11/23)…During the same meet, posted a 1:47.93 in the 200 back, 50.05 in the 100 fly, and 1:51.25 in the 200 IM.

    Andy Jovanovic
    Recorded NU’s top time in three different events…Posted NCAA ‘B’ Cut times in the 200 back with a 1:45.94 and in the 200 IM with a 1:47.59 at the TYR Invitational (11/23)…During the same meet, had another top time with a 48.07 in the 100 fly…Also ranked among Northwestern’s top times in four individual events and five relays…Swam a 20.70 in the 50 free at the TYR Invitational (11/22)… During the same meet, posted top times in five relays including the 200, 400, and 800 free relay as well as the 200 and 400 medley relay where he swam the butterfly…Posted a 48.85 in the 100 back at the same meet and also recorded another top time in the event at the US Winter National Championships (12/7) with a 49.53…Also swam the 100 free at the US Winter National Championships posting a 44.82…Recorded a 1:54.02 in the 200 fly in a dual against Western Kentucky (10/25).

    Jonathan Lieberman
    Ranked among NU’s top times in four events…Posted a 1:55.45 in the 200 IM in a dual meet against Western Kentucky (10/25)…Swam a 4:08.26 in the 400 IM at a tri-meet against UIC and Wyoming (11/9)…Recorded a 4:39.81 in the 500 free at the tri-meet against Michigan and Notre Dame (1/11)…Also swam a 9:39.24 in the 1,000 free in a dual meet against Iowa (1/25).

    Ross McAuliffe
    Posted one of NU’s top times in the 200 free with a 1:41.23 at the TYR Invitational (11/23). 

    Aaron Sears
    Ranked among NU’s top times in two individual events…Recorded a 56.38 in the 100 breast at the TYR Invitational (11/23)…During the same meet, swam a 2:05.82 in the 200 breast. 

    Stephen Shull
    Ranked among NU’s top times in four individual events…Posted a 4:36.27 in the 500 free at the TYR Invitational (11/22)…During the same meet, swam a 16:25.00 in the 1,650 free and 1:54.97 in the 200 fly…Recorded a 9:51.23 in the 1,000 free in a dual meet against UW-Milwaukee (1/31). 

    Tim Smith
    Posted one of NU’s top times in the 100 breast with a 1:00.65 against UW-Milwaukee.

    Chase Stephens
    Recorded Northwestern’s best time in three individual events…Swam an NCAA ‘B’ Cut time in the 50 free with a 20.04 at the TYR Invitational (11/22)…During the same meet, posted a 44.32 in the 100 free and a 1:37.06 in the 200 free…Also ranked among NU’s top times in another individual event and five relays…Posted a 4:35.97 in the 500 free at the TYR Invitational…During the same meet, also swam in the 200, 400, and 800 free relays as well as the 200 and 400 medley relays where he swam freestyle.

    Matt Wilcox
    Ranked among NU’s top times in three individual events and one relay…Recorded a 20.97 in the 50 free at the TYR Invitational (11/22)…During the same meet, posted a 46.05 in the 100 free and 1:42.09 in the 200 free…Also swam in the 200 free relay at the same meet.

    Jordan Wilimovsky
    Set two Northwestern records in the 1,000 and 1,650 freestyle at the TYR Invitational (11/24) with times of 9:01.33 and a 14:55.25 NCAA ‘B’ Cut time respectively…Recorded NU’s best time in the 500 free (4:27.33) and the 200 IM (3:56.70) at the same event…Also ranked among NU’s top times in three other individual events and one relay…Posted a 1:41.40 in the 200 free at the TYR Invitational…During the same meet, swam a 1:53.56 in the 200 back and swam in the 800 free relay…Also recorded a 1:54.49 in the 200 fly in a dual meet against Iowa (1/25).

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