Michigan beats Texas, Indiana
Longhorns made up nine points in last event to stay close
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan edged Texas (150.50-149.50) and defeated Indiana (216-84) to sweep a double dual meet on Saturday at Canham Natatorium.
Michigan led 146.5-136.5 heading into the final event, the 200 free relay, and used a second-place finish to thwart the Texas comeback as the quartet of junior Evan Gregg, junior Miguel Ortiz, freshman Bruno Ortiz and junior Roman Willets touched the wall with a runner-up time of 1:20.47.
U-M began the day with a second-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay, as the foursome of junior Sean Fletcher, freshman Richard Funk, senior Dan Madwed and junior Miguel Ortiz combined to clock a time of 1:29.42, just behind Texas' time of 1:29.05.
Junior Ryan Feeley captured the first U-M title of the afternoon, as he won the 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 15:12.68. One event later in the 200 freestyle, U-M sophomore Connor Jaeger won the event with a 1:37.21, while classmate Michael Wynalda notched a 1:38.00 to give the Wolverines a 1-2 finish.
Michigan then went on a three-event win streak, as Ortiz won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 47.73, and Funk followed with a win in the 100-yard breaststroke. Madwed closed out the run with a victory in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:45.66.
U-M added to the event title tally at crunch time, as Jaeger added another win, this time coming in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:20.15, topping Texas' Jackson Wilcox (4:26.20). Madwed followed in the ensuing event and was victorious in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 47.42 to bring the U-M lead to 128-117 against Texas with two events remaining.