In Saturday's competition, several swimmers placed in the top eight, but no one finished better than fifth. Senior Adam Mania led the way for the Badgers, placing fifth in the 200-meter backstroke in an NCAA "B" standard time of 1 minute, 44.28 seconds. Senior Tim Liebhold placed seventh in 1:45.49, also a provisional qualifying time. Junior Chris DeJong of Michigan won the event in a time of 1:42.55.
Mania also competed with the 400 freestyle relay team, which finished fifth in 2:55.99, a NCAA "B" time. Liebhold, senior Eric Wiesner and sophomore Tom Molzahn also competed with the team. The team from Minnesota won in 2:51.24.
Wiesner also competed in the 100-meter freestyle, finishing seventh in 44.55 seconds and earning an NCAA provisional qualifying time. Senior Terry Silkaitis, a senior from the University of Minnesota, won the event in 42.91.
Badger freshman Michael Swanson placed 15th in the mile in 15:44.20.
In the platform diving competition, freshmen Ben Raznick (338.10 points), Justin Bonner (331.25) and Josh Bonner (311.10) all failed to qualify for the finals.