Gillian Ryan

University of Michigan Swimmers Win Medals At Pan Am Games

Six current or former University of Michigan swimmers competed at the Pan American Games in Toronto last week, with four of them bringing home medals for their respective countries.

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American women break Pan Ams record in 4×200 free relay

The American relay of (L-R) Kiera Janzen, Allison Schmitt, Courtney Harnish and Gillian Ryan destroyed the old Pan Ams record with a huge 4×200 free relay win for Team USA.

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Boyle, McBroom Open 2015 Arena Pro Swim Series Santa Clara with Distance Titles

Michael McBroom (pictured) won the men’s 800 on opening day at the Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara. His time of 7:54.21 ranks 15th in the world this year. Runner-up Connor Jaeger (7:54.47) is now 16th.

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NCAA Stars Smith, Thielmann Drop 1500 Free on Day 1 of PSS – Charlotte

The 2015 women’s 1650 yard freestyle NCAA Champion Leah Smith (above) will sit out of its closest equivalent, the 1500 meter free, on Thursday at the Pro Swim Series – Charlotte meet.

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2015 W. NCAA Picks: New NCAA Record-Holder Runge Has Title in Sights

Freshman star Cierra Runge is the NCAA record holder in the 500 free, but it’s no easy task to hold off swimmers like Leah Smith and Brittany Maclean.

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2015 Women’s NCAA Picks: The Best Women’s 1650 Field in Years

She is currently the top ranked NCAA swimmer in both the 500 and 1650, and second in the nation in those events behind only Katie Ledecky. She swam a 4:31.90 and a 15:40.17 at the PAC 12 Championships, setting a new NCAA record in the 500 and a PAC 12 meet record in the 1650.

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5-up 200 back powers big prelims session for Indiana – Big Ten Day 4 Up/Downs, Scoring preview

Ray Looze’s bunch have about 50 points to make up, but lead the Big Ten in A and B finalists heading into the final night of the 2015 Big Ten Championships.

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6 Big Things from Day 3 of the Women’s Big Ten Championships: O Canada, freshman flurry & more

O Canada! Minnesota’s Kierra Smith is one of a number of Canadians currently dominating the Big Ten Conference Championship.

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2015 Women’s Big Tens – Day 2 Ups/Downs+Scoring Preview – three leaders remarkably even

Usually Minnesota and Indiana are the clear-cut top two in the women’s Big Ten, but Michigan has raced the two stroke-for-stroke through day 2 prelims.

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2015 Big Ten Women’s Championships Fan Guide: Minnesota Looks for 4th Straight Title

Kierra Smith (above) had a breakout summer competing for Canada, just missing a medal in the 200m breast at the Pan Pacific Games. She’ll be a star for the Minnesota Gophers this championship season.

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Michigan Women Cap Off First Undefeated Conference Season Since 2008 With Win Over MSU

FULL MEET RESULTS HERE The #15 Michigan women have just put together their first undefeated season since 2007-08 after dismantling their…

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Shouts from the Stands: The difference between Sex and Gender

Gillian Ryan: The distinction between someone’s sex and their gender is something we should all consider when interacting with others.

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Michigan Women Hand Ohio State Their First B1G Loss on Senior Day in Ann Arbor

Michgan women defeated Ohio State at home for the ninth consecutive time on Saturday. The Wolverines won 12 of 16 events and racked up a score of 190-110.

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10 Big Things from Us & You: Day 2 of U.S. Winter Nationals

The Louisville men’s B medley relay did something special tonight, and let’s not even get started on their A.

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2014 U.S. Nationals, What to Watch For, Day 5 Prelims: Ledecky Scratches 1500 Free

Natalie Coughlin is one of a number of swimmers who is just looking for a way onto the Pan Pacs team in their final chances on Sunday.

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