Men's swimming: UW fourth after first day

Badger relay team sets school record at Big Ten Championships

The No. 18 Wisconsin men's swimming and diving team set a school record in the 200-yard freestyle relay at the first day of the Big Ten Championships Thursday, held in Minneapolis, Minn. Wisconsin sits in fourth with 102 points, while host Minnesota paces all teams with 217 points.

Seniors Adam Mania, Eric Wiesner and Tim Liebhold, and sophomore Scott Speer teamed up to finish third in the finals of the 200 free relay in 1:19.41, a new school record. The 400 medley relay team of Liebhold, Mania, sophomore Tom Molzahn and Wiesner placed fourth in the finals, earning an NCAA "B" time of 3:14.16.

Liebhold qualified for the NCAA Tournament individually, finishing fourth in the 200-yard IM in 1:46.53, an NCAA "A" time. Wiesner earned an NCAA "B" time of 20.26 in the 50-yard freestyle, placing second in the consolation finals.

"All in all we did well tonight, we were happy with the relay squads," head coach Eric Hansen said. "We had some guys step up and do well tonight."

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