Swimming remains in fifth after second day

Two relays, Mania, place in top three at men's conference meet

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The Wisconsin men's swimming and diving team is still in fifth place after the second day of the Big Ten Tournament in West Lafayette, Ind., with 249.5 points. Minnesota, Michigan and Northwestern are first through third, respectively.


Wisconsin only placed in the top five in three events, including two relays. The Badgers had a second-place performance from its 200-yard medley relay team of junior Adam Mania, senior Kevin Zakrzewski, senior Matt Marshall and senior Dale Rogers, which finished just behind Indiana in 1.27.62. Indiana, Wisconsin and seven other relay teams broke the meet record of 1:29.71, which Minnesota set in 2002.


The 800 freestyle relay team placed third, clocking in at 6:28.90, far behind second-place Minnesota (6:23.94). Rogers, junior Patrick Torpey, junior Eric Wiesner and junior Tim Liebhold helped Wisconsin take third place in the event.


"As a whole, I was very pleased with the relay," Torpey said. "Third place in the Big Ten conference against two powerhouses like Michigan and Minnesota is something to be proud of. We had our season-best time and as a foursome that was our best time together."


The only individual to place in the top five in Friday's competition was Mania, who took third in the 100 backstroke, finishing in 12.32.

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