The No. 11 men's swimming and diving team is sitting in fifth place after the first day of the Big Ten Tournament in West Lafayette, Ind.
Wisconsin's top finish came from its 200-yard freestyle relay, which took third in the finals. Junior Adam Mania, senior Matt Marshall, junior Eric Wiesner and senior Dale Rogers clocked in at 1:19.53, behind Minnesota, which set a new meet record with a time of 1:18.28. Marshall, Rogers and Mania also competed on the 400 medley relay along with senior Kevin Zakrzewski to finish fourth in a time of 3:13.12.
"It didn't go as well as we planned out," Mania said. "All of us gave it our best. The four of us didn't really rest before this meet. Our main concern is NCAAs, we're just getting what we can with what we have. This really isn't the high point, we are looking forward to NCAAs."