The University of Wisconsin mens swimming team lost its second dual meet in a row, falling to Michigan 132-103. After the loss, the Badgers drop to 1-1-0 in the Big Ten and 3-2-0 overall.
The Badgers were led by freshmen diver Josh Bonner (Ridley Park, Pa.), who won both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards with scores of 285.60 and 302.18, respectively. Fellow freshman Ben Raznick took second on the 3-meter board with a score of 268.13.
Our divers had an outstanding performance today, said diving coach Josh Seykora. With Josh leading us, we have what we didnt have last year. We competed with a lot of energy, and it really showed what we can do when we are at our best.
The swimmers were led by senior co-captain Adam Mania (Hickman, Neb.), who won the 50-yard freestyle in the time of 20.59. Mania, who was the only UW swimmer to win an event againt UM, also took second in the 200-yard backstroke (1:48.11).
We had a handful of positives, said head coach Eric Hansen. Adam was very tough in his strongest events, but other than that we need to work harder as a team to compete better in our upcoming meets.
Michigan was led by Olympic gold-medalist Peter Vanderkaay. He won the 100-yard freestyle (44.82), the 200-yard freestyle (1:38.38) and the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:01.16).
Both UW teams will be next in action against Northwestern at 1 p.m. Saturday Nov. 13 in Evanston, Ill.