Michigan Sweeps Tripleheader Meet Against Louisville


  • Session 2 Results
  • Session 3 Results
  • Hosted by University of Michigan
  • Friday, October 7th-Saturday, October 8th
  • 25 yards
  • Tripleheader format

The Michigan Wolverines hosted the Louisville Cardinals to kick off the 2016-17 season at home, with the 2nd and 3rd sessions of their 2-day dual meet taking place on Saturday. The teams have put an interesting twist on this meet, making it a “tripleheader” that features 3 separately scored sessions. The team that wins 2 of the 3 sessions will win the meet.

On day 1 of the meet, Michigan won the first round on both the men’s and women’s sides. The Wolverines then secured the dual meet victory by picking up their 2nd session win on Saturday morning, and finished off the meet by winning the 3rd session for a sweep over the Cardinals.


  • Men: Michigan- 285, Louisville- 187

  • Women: Michigan- 274, Louisville- 196

Michigan’s Rose Bi continued her dominant showing in the distance free races, picking up her 3rd win of the meet with her 9:43.82 in the 1000 free. The men’s version of that event also had a repeat distance champ, as the Wolverines’ PJ Ransford took the race in 9:10.40.

Olympic Trials finalist Zach Harting locked down the 200 butterfly for the Cardinal men. Harting came from behind on the final 50 to win the race in 1:49.05 ahead of Michigan’s Miles Smachlo (1:49.34).

All-American Siobhan Haughey had one of the most dominant swims for the Michigan women with her victory in the 200 IM. Haughey’s winning time of 1:59.68 was almost 4 seconds ahead of anyone else. Bi returned to the pool to take 2nd in that race with a 2:03.58.

Louisville standouts Trevor Carroll and Grigory Tarasevich won their respective stroke 100s for the Cardinals. Carroll did battle with Michigan’s Paul Powers in the 100 free, taking the win with a 44.68 to Powers’ 44.93. Tarasevich, on the other hand, was the 100 back champ after he touched the wall in 48.35.


  • Men: Michigan- 283, Louisville- 188

  • Women: Michigan- 266. Louisville- 205

Rose Bi pulled off another winning double in the final session, bringing her total number of wins to 5. First, she won the 500 free in 4:44.98 with teammates G Ryan (4:49.14) and Becca Postoll (4:51.02) completing the Michigan sweep behind her. She then went on to win the 400 IM, posting the only sub-4:20 time with her 4:19.66.

Michigan’s Paul Powers and Louisville’s Trevor Carroll had a sprint free rematch in the 50 free. This time, it was Powers taking the win with his 20.00 to Carroll’s 20.28.

Cardinals Grigory Tarasevich and Andee Cottrell completed their sweeps of their stroke specialties tonight. Tarasevich took the 50 back win in 22.67, while Cottrell sealed her breaststroke sweep with a 2:13.24 in the 200 breast.




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5 years ago

What was the deal with Michigan at the end of the meet? Some swimmers seemed to get up on the blocks at Mike Bottom’s direction, the team was cheering, then the swimmers awkwardly got down and the team warmed down.

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5 years ago

I was wondering about this as well. Bottom really seemed to be tearing into the kids…don’t see that typically from him.

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