The Minnesota Daily

Men win, women 2nd in home swimming tourney

Adam Fink

November 24, 2003

After Saturday's finals, Minnesota's men's swimming and diving coach Dennis Dale found out only one other team would remain in the Twin Cities for Sunday's conclusion to the Minnesota Invite. The rest of the teams decided to leave because of inclement weather conditions. While the teams physically left ...

U swimming and diving teams seeing success

November 10, 2003

Minnesota's eighth-ranked men's swimming and diving team added two dual wins Saturday, defeating No. 24 North Carolina 227-138 and North Dakota 258-103. Adam Mitchell dominated the competition with a 200-yard backstroke win clocking a time of 1:48.25. Mitchell, last week's national swimmer...

Four swimmers to be inducted

September 26, 2003

Minnesota's men's and women's swimming and diving programs will induct four former swimmers, Del Cerney, Sean Quackenbush, Olga Splichalova Espinosa and Kim (Wilson) Williams, into the University's aquatic hall of fame during the halftime mark of the Oct. 17 alumni meet at the aquatic center. An All-Ameri...

Hehn one of four U athletes competing at World Games

Brett Angel

August 18, 2003

For Keri Hehn, every lap in the pool, every rep in the weight room and every ounce of energy she's ever devoted to the sport of swimming paid off in one special moment earlier this summer. It was the day a box sent care of the U.S. national team arrived at her door. Among other things inside were six ...

Martens ready to dive into new coaching position

Brett Angel

August 4, 2003

During his time as a diving coach in Australia, Mike Martens coached three Olympic athletes, six world junior finalists and 13 junior national champions. But despite all his success Down Under, Martens hardly thought twice about switching employers after receiving his latest job offer. Martens began his tenure...

Silkaitis emerges as one of top swimmers in nation

Sam Campanaro

March 27, 2003

Big Ten Swimmer of the Year Terry Silkaitis was doing tricks with a hula hoop before on the pool deck at the Aquatic Center on Monday, an odd sight at the last home practice for Minnesota's men's swimming and diving team before the NCAA championship meet. Though Silkaitis was goofing around before pr...

Solid swimming trio buoys Gophers’ Big Ten hopes

Sam Campanaro

February 27, 2003

Jeff Hackler, Todd Smolinski and Matt Taylor are shaved, rested and ready to go for the men's swimming and diving Big Ten championship meet. The three senior captains exemplify the attitude and dedication it took to win the team's two previous Big Ten championships and what it will take to win anoth...

Medley relay team will guide Gophers at Big Tens

Sam Campanaro

February 18, 2003

The "mini-team" of Megan Moore, Keri Hehn, Juleen Rodakowski and Dana Baum, within the Minnesota swimming and diving team, compete together in the 400-yard medley relay. The women swimming in this relay are representative of the experience and skill it will take for Minnesota to excel against the high-...

Swim teams honor seniors, ready for postseason

Sam Campanaro

February 10, 2003

Designed to be a tuneup before the Big Ten championships in three weeks, the Minnesota Invite was a final look for coaches at what the men's swimming and diving team has to offer. Season-best times were posted over the weekend by Todd Smolinski in the 200-yard backstroke at 1:47.99, Jeff Hackler in the 20...

Swim teams enjoy strong showings against Big Ten foes

Brett Angel

February 3, 2003

Underestimated and overlooked, Minnesota's unranked women's swimming and diving team entered its Quad Duals meet at the University Aquatic Center over the weekend with something to prove. Despite a perfect 6-0 record in duals meets this season, the Gophers have yet to crack the top 25 in the polls, so...