The Associated Press

KEY LARGO, Fla. -- Michigan won its third consecutive men’s Orange Bowl Swim Classic in the Florida Keys on Tuesday, while Kansas captured the women’s division.

Michigan finished the sprint-style competition with 372 points, while second-place George Mason had 187 points.

Wolverines coach Mike Bottom said the win wasn’t as important as the opportunity to have some serious competition entering the Big Ten collegiate swimming season.

“This is a proving ground, before we go back and start our racing season,” Bottom said. “What makes this exciting is that we have guys that get a chance to win an event who have never won before.”

Kansas won 11 of 12 women’s events for 297.5 points. George Mason was second with 87 points.