UM 10th in swimming, 9th in wrestling at NCAAs

Detroit News staff

Michigan continued its steady improvement in women’s swimming, finishing 10th on Saturday at the NCAA Championships in Atlanta, its best showing since 2008.

Ali DeLoof swam a Big Ten- and Michigan-record 47.54 to finish fifth in the 100 freestyle. She became the first Wolverine to earn All-America honors in the 50 and 100 freestyle events since Jennie Eberwein in 1998.

Yirong Bi took third in the 1,650 freestyle (15:45.26), bettering her own school mark by five seconds.

The Wolverines have improved their NCAA finish in each of Mike Bottom’s four seasons as coach.


Adam Coon pinned Virginia Tech’s Ty Walz in overtime to take third place in the heavyweight division, helping Michigan to a tie for ninth place with Illinois at the NCAA Championships at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Conor Youtsey took fifth place at 126 pounds for the Wolverines and Alec Pantaleo was sixth at 149.