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March 2018

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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90 THE WOLVERINE MARCH 2018   OLYMPIC SPORTS UPDATE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL 20-8 Overall, 9-6 Big Ten Senior guard Katelynn Flaherty scored 26 points in a 74-48 blowout of Michigan State Jan. 23 … U-M picked up its sixth straight win by beating Northwestern 80-59 Jan. 28, giving coach Kim Barnes Arico 400 career victories … Flaherty was named Big Ten Player of the Week Jan. 22 and to the Big Ten Honor Roll Jan. 29 … She also made the top-10 list for the Lieberman Award, which is given to the nation's top point guard … U-M lost four of its last five games through Feb. 19 to fall out of the national rankings. MEN'S GYMNASTICS Overall, 1-0 Big Ten U-M fell to No. 1 Oklahoma by a score of 411.65-403.65 in the season opener Jan. 27 … The Wolverines defeated No. 6 Ohio State 411.85-410.65 Feb. 3 … Freshman Jacob Moore had the top floor score (14.95) in the NCAA at that point en route to the event title … Michigan was ranked No. 20 in the College Gymnasts Association (CGA) poll released Feb. 19. WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS 8-1 Overall, 4-1 Big Ten Michigan suffered its first loss of the season 196.875-196.525 at Nebraska Jan. 27 … The Maize and Blue notched home wins versus Maryland Feb. 4 and Michigan State Feb. 10 … U-M cap- tured the NC State quad title Feb. 17, defeating North Carolina State, North Carolina and Brown with a team score of 196.775 … Michigan matched the third-highest beam score (49.475) in school history to close out the victory … Michigan was ranked No. 6 in the CGA poll released Feb. 19. MEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING 8-1 Overall, 4-1 Big Ten Beat Michigan State 212-64 Feb. 2, win- ning all 15 events … The Wolverines have now won 40 consecutive dual meets against the Spartans … Prior to the meet, the program honored its seven-member senior class: Jackson Goethe, James Peek, Paul Powers, PJ Ransford, Tristan Sanders, Ryan Sebastian and Evan White … Placed first out of 13 teams in the Michigan First Chance Meet Feb. 17-18 … Michigan was ranked No. 6 in the College Swimming Coaches Association of America poll re- leased Jan. 31. WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING 10-0 Overall, 7-0 Big Ten The Wolverines finished 10-0 in dual meets this season and posted its first undefeated record since 1997-98 … Won its third straight Big Ten title, the first three-peat since 1996-98 … The 312.5-point margin of victory marks the largest by any Big Ten team since 2011 … Sophomore Vanessa Krause captured the 200-yard butterfly, setting Big Ten, Big Ten Championships and U-M records … Michigan was ranked No. 5 in the final CSCAA poll released Feb. 14. MEN'S INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD Senior thrower Joe Ellis was named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week Jan. 24 and Feb. 7 … Senior Chase Barnett led the way for the Michigan milers at the Boston U. John Thomas Terrier Classic Jan. 27, clocking a 4:03.96 … At the Power Five Invitational Feb. 2-3 in Ann Arbor, freshman Jandon Briscoe led the 4x400-meter relay past national power Baylor at the line by .001 seconds … At the Music City Challenge Feb. 9 in Nashville, Tenn., Ellis came within one centimeter of senior teammate Grant Cartwright's school-record weight throw, tossing 23.30 meters (76 feet, 5.5 inches) on his final throw of the night … U-M claimed four individual victories in the regular-season finale Silverstein Invi- tational Feb. 16 … Michigan was ranked No. 17 in the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Asso- ciation (NTFCCCA) poll released Feb. 12. WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD Twin seniors Haley and Hannah Meier turned in their best days as Wolverines with career bests at 3,000 meters and in the mile, respectively, in the Power Five Invitational Feb. 2-3 in Ann Arbor … Sophomore Courtney Jacobsen moved up to No. 3 on U-M's all-time weight throw list with a heave of 18.34 meters (60 feet, 2 inches) at the Music City Challenge Feb. 9 in Nashville, Tenn. … Michigan was ranked No. 12 in the NTFCCCA poll released Feb. 12. WATER POLO 7-6 Overall, 0-0 CWPA U-M defeated No. 20 Wagner and No. 24 Marist, and lost to No. 4 UCLA and No. 9 Pacific at the Michigan In- vite Jan. 27-28 … The Wolverines beat No. 11 UC Davis and No. 17 San Jose State and fell to No. 2 California and No. 8 Pacific at the Stanford Invite Feb. 3-4 in Palo Alto, Calif. … Michigan was ranked No. 9 in the Collegiate Water Polo Association poll released Feb. 15. WRESTLING 11-3 Overall, 7-2 Big Ten Michigan won six matches, including each of the last four, to rally past No. 4 Iowa 19-17 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena Jan. 27 … Fifth-year senior Kevin Beazley was named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week Jan. 30 for his 6-5 win against Iowa's No. 5-ranked Cash Wilcke at 197 pounds … On Feb. 2, Michigan won seven matches, claiming all three marquee matches, to defeat No. 15 Nebraska 24- 10 — U-M's fourth straight win over a ranked opponent … U-M dominated Michigan State 39-3 Feb. 9 … The Wol- verines split matches at five apiece with No. 2 Ohio State, but lost 18-15 on bo- nus points Feb. 11 … Fifth-year senior heavyweight Adam Coon used a first- period takedown to hand No. 1 Kyle Sny- der his first collegiate loss in more than two years … The win moved Coon, 23-0 heading into the Big Ten Championships March 3-4 at Michigan State, up to No. 1 in the national rankings and dropped Snyder to No. 2 … No. 4-ranked U-M beat Central Michigan 30-9 to finish the regular season 11-3 in dual meets. — Andrew Vailliencourt Updates On Olympic Sports In Progress Senior Katelynn Flaherty was made the top 10 list for the Lieberman Award, which is given to the nation's top point guard. 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