Michigan triumphs over Wisconsin and Minnesota behind six wins
// Kyler Ludlow
Michigan beat Wisconsin and Minnesota to improve to 6-0 on the season and 2-0 in the Big Ten.
The Wolverines had six event winners that day.
» Jared Daigle and Gal Groumi each won two events.
Site: Madison, Wisconsin (Soderholm Family Aquatic Center)
Scoring: #7 Michigan 182 Wisconsin 116; Michigan 188.5 Minnesota 110.5; Wisconsin 148, Minnesota 143
Recordings: Michigan (6-0, 2-0 B1G), Wisconsin (4-1, 1-1 B1G), Minnesota (2-3, 1-3 B1G)
Next UM event: Jan. 28 — at Ohio State (Columbus, Ohio) 3 p.m.
• Complete results (PDF)
MADISON, Wis. Michigan’s No. 7-ranked men’s swimming and diving team returned to action Saturday (Jan. 15) for the first time since the schedule switch in 2022, picking up a pair of victories over foes of the Big Ten Conference, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The Wolverines outscored the Badgers 182-116 and beat Minnesota 188.5-110.5 at the Soderholm Family Aquatic Center.
Host Badgers also defeated the Gophers 148-143.
Senior Jared Daigle set the standard for the Wolverines that day, winning both the 200 yard backstroke (1:45.95) and the 200 yard IM (1:46.85). The Waltham, Mass., native also took second place in the 200-yard butterfly. First-year student Gal Groumi followed suit, winning both the 100-yard (47.69) and 200-yard (1:47.32) fly.
Joining Daigle as a winner was another senior Patrick Callan, who took first place in the 200-yard freestyle (1:35.86). Junior cam skin won the 50-yard freestyle in 19.98 seconds, narrowly edging sophomore Bence Szabados (8:00 p.m.). Szabados gave the Wolverines a first-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle (44.32).
First year diver Cameron Gammage secured a victory for UM in the three-meter dive, scoring a 360.75.
Michigan capped the day with a victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay, as Szabados, Peel, Groumi and sophomore Jake Mitchell hit first in 2:55.90.
The Wolverines continue their road through Big Ten opponents in two weeks, traveling to Columbus to face Ohio State on Friday, Jan. 28 at 3 p.m.