In one of the Wolverines’ many tight finishes of the day, Cope pulled off the upset by the narrowest of margins, besting Finnerty by a mere .01 seconds, 1:46.55 to 1:46.56.
The tight finish was one of the several high points in No. 4 Michigan’s performance at No. 3 Indiana on Thursday afternoon. Despite ultimately losing 173.5-126.5, the meet showed signs of promise for the Wolverines’ ability to compete against an elite team with few weaknesses.