Hawai’i’s Metin Aydin Wins 3 as Minnesota Tops Double Dual

2018 Hawai’i, Minnesota, Drury  Double Dual

  • Saturday, January 6th
  • Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex, Honolulu, Hawai’i
  • Short Course Yards
  • Results & Team Scores



  • Minnesota: 177.00 – Hawai’i: 79.00
  • Minnesota: 168.00 – Drury: 93.00
  • Drury: 141.00 – Hawai’i: 118.00


  • Minnesota: 139.50 – Hawai’i: 121.50
  • Minnesota: 193.00 – Drury: 67.00
  • Hawai’i: 185.00 – Drury: 76.00


Minnesota was the big winner in both the women’s and men’s competition at this weekend’s double-dual against Hawai’i and Drury. The Hawai’i women came the closest of the competing teams to toppling Minnesota, finishing the meet with 121.50 points to the Gopher women’s 139.50. Hawai’i and Drury split their duals, with Drury topping Hawai’i in men’s competition and Hawai’i topping Drury in women’s competition.

Junior Metin Aydin of Hawai’i, born in Germany and competing internationally for Turkey, was the big individual winner of the meet, taking the top spot in the 200 back (1:46.53), the 100 back (49.15), and the 400 IM (3:59.38). Meanwhile Minnesota’s Conner McHugh, Bowen Becker, and Matt Thomas each doubled up on individual wins.

On the women’s side, Hawaii’s Franziska Weidner, Drury’s Bailee NunnMinnesota’s Tevyn Waddell, and Minnesota sister-act Danielle Nack and Chantal Nack each doubled up on individual event wins.



  • 200 medley relay: Drury 1:32.47 (Semochkin, Bazzoli, Caceres, Casanovas)
  • 1000 free: Cameron Kelley, Minnesota 9:19.59
  • 200 free: Timothy Sates, Minnesota 1:39.50
  • 100 back: Metin Aydin, Hawai’i 49.15
  • 100 breast: Conner McHugh, Minnesota 56.27
  • 200 fly: Matt Thomas, Minnesota 1:50.31
  • 50 free: Bowen Becker, Minnesota 20.20
  • 100 free: Bowen Becker, Minnesota 44.62
  • 200 back: Metin Aydin, Hawai’i 1:46.53
  • 200 breast: Conner McHugh, Minnesota: 2:01.80
  • 500 free: Joan Casanovas, Drury: 4:31.19
  • 100 fly: Matt Thomas, Minnesota: 49.06
  • 400 IM: Metin Aydin, Hawai’i 3:59.38
  • 200 free relay: Minnesota 1:24.27 (Becker, Sates, Thomas, Pokkinen)


  • 200 medley relay: Minnesota 1:42.63 (Waddell, Kozelsky, Nack, Padington)
  • 1000 free: Phoebe Hines, Hawai’i 10:02.60
  • 200 free: Franziska Weidner, Hawai’i 1:48.24
  • 100 back: Tevyn Waddell, Minnesota 55.12
  • 100 breast: Bailee Nunn, Drury 1:01.49
  • 200 fly: Danielle Nack, Minnesota 1:58.00
  • 50 free: Kasey Schmidt, Hawai’i 23.76
  • 100 free: Mackenzie Padington, Minnesota 51.98
  • 200 back: Tevyn Waddell, Minnesota 2:00.30
  • 200 breast: Bailee Nunn, Drury: 2:14.31
  • 500 free: Chantal Nack, Minnesota: 4:50.98
  • 100 fly: Danielle Nack, Minnesota: 53.66
  • 400 IM: Franziska Weidner, Hawai’i 4:20.71
  • 200 free relay: Hawai’i 1:33.32 (Hansen, Weidner, Schmidt, Thorsen)


HONOLULU – The University of Hawai’i men’s and women’s swimming teams completed their final home event of the season on Saturday in a dual meet with Minnesota and Drury at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex. Hawai’i produced eight gold medal performances, while also finishing second in eight races.

Rainbow Warrior junior Metin Aydin came up huge on Saturday with three individual race victories. Aydin picked up his first win of the day in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 49.15. First-place finishes followed for the Cologne, Germany native in the 200-yard backstroke (1:46.53) and 400-yard individual medley (3:59.38).

Pacing the Rainbow Wahine, Franziska Weidner earned three event victories, beginning with the 200-yard freestyle in 1:48.24. The Nurenberg, Germany senior also won the 400-yard individual medley in a career-best 4:20.71 and swam the third leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay, joining Bryndis HansenKasey Schmidt and Taylor Thorsen for the victory in at time of 1:33.32.

Sophomore Phoebe Hines kicked off the wins for the Rainbow Wahine with a 10:02.60 in the 1000-yard freestyle, while Schmidt and Hansen went back-to-back in first and second in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.76 and 23.94, respectively.

Minnesota earned the win on both sections of the meet, while the Rainbow Wahine trailed the Gophers by only 18 points with a score of 121.50. The Minnesota women finished 10th as a team at last year’s NCAA Championships. The Rainbow Warriors finished second with a score of 79 points.

Prior to starting Saturday’s meet, the Hawai’i program honored 14 swimmers and divers who competed in their final events at the DKAC this week: Monica GavarisJonas GutzatKarl-Richard HennebachAdam KealiherBrooke KniffinKira MakutaMariah RenteriaKate SantilenaKatie SeatonMadison SthamannAlexandria SwansonTaylor ThorsenKira Webster and Franziska Weidner.

The Hawai’i swimmers are out of competition until the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships, Feb. 14-17 in Los Angeles. The Hawai’i divers have one more event before MPSF, heading to the UCLA Bruin Diving Invitational, Jan. 12-14.

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Jay Jay Roma

Metin Aydin is Turkish not German.

According to his bio, he was born in Cologne, Germany, and lived in Germany until he finished high school. http://hawaiiathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=15540


I don’t know. Still not convinced, Braden.

Braden is absolutely right. Essen is my hometown and of course I know the swimmers of SG Essen, Metin’s swim club. You can also find several reports about Metin swimming for Essen (in German).


He swims for Turkey internationally. He’s also not a sophomore, as he’s had 2 championship seasons already

Metin Aydin lived and trained in Essen, Germany, for a long time, also visited “high school” (German gymnasium) there, a sports school. His swim club was SG ESSEN. But it is right that he starts internationally for Turkey.

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