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Michigan posts top time in every event

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Top-ranked Michigan posted the top mark in every event in a resounding 172-103 victory against rival Michigan State. Eleven different athletes won events, including two each from senior swimmer Kyle Whitaker and sophomore diver Timothy Faerber.

On their senior day, the seniors led the charge. Whitaker had one of the most impressive performances of the day, meeting the NCAA 'B' cut in a win in the 100-yard breaststroke (55.19) and also taking first in the 100 butterfly (48.39). Fifth-year senior Hassaan Abdel Khalik won the 50 freestyle from an outside lane (20.86), while senior Connor Jaeger, normally a distance swimmers, took top honors in the 100 freestyle (44.38). Senior Kyle Duckitt was another winner, taking first in the 200 breaststroke (2:02.23).

Several underclassmen also shined on Saturday. Freshman Bryan Hughes picked up his first collegiate win -- in the 200 butterfly (1:49.64) -- while high school teammate Jason Chen was first in the 100 backstroke (49.08). A couple of sophomore internationals also won races, as Anders Nielsen won the 200 freestyle (1:38.39) and Dylan Bosch won the 200 backstroke (1:50.36).

Other winners included junior Justin Glanda in the 500 freestyle (4:25.99) and freshman Cameron Stitt in the 400 individual medley (4:00.37). The Wolverines also won both relays to bookend the afternoon, taking first in the 200 medley relay (1:29.12) and the 200 freestyle relay (1:20.85).

The men's divers were in action last night as part of the women's meet. Faerber swept both events, taking first on both one-meter (324.68) and three-meter (329.40). In addition, junior Kevin Bain and senior James Ross took second (313.65) and third (312.30), respectively, on three-meter.

No. 5 Arizona 158.8, Arizona State 116.5

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona closed out the dual season in style by defeating rival Arizona State on Saturday at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center. The Wildcats knocked off the Sun Devils 158.5-116.5.

The men followed with a 1-2 finish with Mitchell Friedemann, Kevin Cordes, Andrew Porter and Brian Stevens taking first in 1:29.16. Michael Sheppard, Kevin Steel, Renny Richmond and Jeff Amlee finished just behind in 1:30.29.

Kevin Cordes stayed undefeated in individual dual events as he won the 100 breast in 53.75 with teammate Andrew Sovero placing second in 55.50. Cordes also won the 200 breast with a time of 1:56.54 with teammate Sam Rowan coming in second in 2:02.58. Rowan later earned a first-place finish in the 200 IM with a time of 1:49.98 with teammate Eric Solis coming in second in 1:52.23.

Stanford 170, No. 6 Southern California 128

LOS ANGELES -- Juniors Cary Wright and Cristian Quintero each won a pair of races to lead the Southern California, which fell to Stanford 170-128 in a Pac-12 dual meet Saturday.

USC fell to 3-2 overall, 2-2 in the Pac-12 while Stanford improved to 6-0, 3-0.

Stanford chased down USC in the opening 400-yard medley relay as the Cardinal's David Nolan, Daniel Le, Gary Umbach and Thomas Stephens beat Troy's Dylan Carter, Sergio Lujan Rivera, Maclin Davis and Santo Condorelli, 3:13.49 to 3:13.68. Davis put USC in the lead with a 47.26 fly split and Condorelli extended the lead with 50 to go, but Stephens' final 22.69 got him to the wall first.

No. 7 Indiana 186, Purdue 114

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The eight-man Indiana senior class went out in style Saturday afternoon at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center as the seventh-ranked Hoosiers topped Purdue by a 186-114 score, giving IU wins in six consecutive dual meets to end the season.

The Hoosiers turn their focus to preparations for the Big Ten championships, Feb. 26-March 1 in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Prior to the meet, Emad Abdelatif, George Andrews, Cody Miller, Michael Mohler, Conor Murphy, Bryce Ogden, Eric Ress, Darian Schmidt and James Wells were recognized for their contribution to Hoosier swimming and diving.

Wells, Cody Miller, Max Irwin and Anze Tavcar won the 200 medley relay in 1:28.94. The Hoosiers went 1-2 in the 1,000 freestyle with Jackson Miller winning in 9:20.29, his first time swimming the event. Grayson Smith touched the wall second in 9:29.48.

Ress ran away with the 200 freestyle in an NCAA B time of 1:37.68. Irwin was second in 1:39.61. Wells added a B cut in the 100 backstroke with a winning time of 47.67, taking the race by more than a body length against Purdue's Stephen Seliskar. Bob Glover was third in 50.35.

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