Swimmers start with ‘W’ – again

Michigan’s victory Friday against Eastern Michigan at Canham Natatorium marks the 36th consecutive year the Wolverines (1-0) started with a dual meet win.

In the 168-115 victory, Michigan swimmers touched the wall first in 14 out of the 15 events, including the final three races.

The first Michigan win belonged to captain Dan Ketchum, who won the 100-yard butterfly. Davis Tarwater kept the momentum going with the team’s second win. He placed first in the 100-yard backstroke, and he later won the 50-yard freestyle.

Others scoring points were Christian Vanderkaay, Brendan Neligan, Peter Vanderkaay, Chris DeJong, Dusty Garwood, Mike Porth and the 400-yard freestyle relay team of Tarwater, DeJong, Vanderkaay and Ketchum.

Michigan swims Friday at home against Florida.

— Krystin Kasak

Rowers excel at Head of the Elk

Michigan sent four boats to Elkhart, Ind., to race in the 2.5-mile Head of the Elk yesterday, and all four came home with top-five finishes. The first varsity eight led the team, placing fourth out of 18 teams in the “A” division. The second varsity eight won the “B” division, and the third and fourth varsity eights placed second and third, respectively, in the “C” division.

Michigan State won the “A” division.

– Ian Herbert

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