Badger men's swim finishes 16th at NCAAs

Mania earns second individual All-America honor, 400 freestyle relay finishes 13th

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The Wisconsin men's swimming team finished 16th at the NCAA Championships in Long Island, N.Y. Saturday night.


After sitting in 13th place following the first two days of competition, the Badgers dropped three places and finished with 79.5 points. Auburn easily came out on top, finishing with 634 points, while Stanford was the Tigers' nearest competitor with 377.5. Big Ten foes Michigan (271 points) and Minnesota (130) finished in the top 10, taking fifth and ninth, respectively.


"We did a lot of things really well at this meet," UW head coach Eric Hansen said. "We didn't get everything we wanted to accomplish, but overall I was really proud of the effort of the guys. They've achieved a lot this year and the process by which they accomplished it is what I'm most proud of."


Only junior Adam Mania competed individually in the finals Saturday night, in the consolation final of the 200-meter backstroke. He finished in 1:56.36 and took 13th overall, earning his second individual honorable mention All-America honor this year and the third of his career. He took 12th place in the 100 backstroke Friday night.  

Mania also swam on the 400 freestyle relay team Saturday night along with Dale Rogers, senior Matt Marshall and junior Eric Wiesner. The team finished fifth in the consolation final in 3:17.22 and 13th overall.

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