Aug. 10, 2012
• Live Results
MADISON, Wis. – Continuing a summer of phenomenal swimming, senior Michael Weiss won the 400-meter IM at the U.S. Open Thursday night in Indianapolis.
Weiss’ time of 4:15.79 in the finals, not only gave him a 2.12-margin of victory, but is the 23rd fastest time in the world this year.
A total of 10 Badger swimmers have competed in the U.S Open, which started on Tuesday and runs until Saturday, Aug. 11.
Weiss has also competed in the 400 free, taking ninth place with a time of 3:53.62, and in both the 400 and 800 free relay with Badger teammates Tyler Hines, Garrett Mulchrone and Drew TeDuits. The 400 free relay team clocked in with a time of 3:26.61 in the preliminaries and finished 10th in the finals with 3:30.04. In the 800 free relay, they recorded a time of 7:32.85, before taking seventh in the finals with a time of 7:42.39.
Individually, Hines recorded a time of 4:01.78 in the 400 free prelims, Mulchrone touched in at 56.19 in the 100 fly prelims, and TeDuits earned a seventh-place finish in the 200 back with a time of 1:59.68.
Marcus Guttmann has also raced at the U.S. Open, taking 16th in the 200 fly (2:01.25) on the opening day and placing 23rd in the 400 free (4:00.17) on Wednesday.
On the women’s side, the 400 free relay team consisting of Ruby Martin, Aja Van Hout, Ivy Martin and Hannah Ross took third place with a time of 3:46.67. A slightly different relay team also found success in the 800 free relay, as Monika Stitski partnered with Ruby Martin, Van Hout and Ross to claim sixth place with a time of 8:20.20.
On the opening day before swimming in the 400 free relay, Van Hout took 14th place in the 100 free with a time of (56.44). Ruby Martin also swam in the 100 free and recorded a time of 57.24 in the prelims.
Ross and Stitski competed in the 200 back on Wednesday, as Ross swam a 2:13.82 for an 11th-place finish, while Stitski posted a time of 2:17.18 in the prelims.
Stitski and Van Hout swam in the 400 IM on Thursday. Stitski took 16th place with a time of 4:58.12 and Van Hout recorded a time of 4:59.15 for 26th place.
There are 14 more events to be held at the U.S. Open, as competition runs through Saturday at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis.