The Wisconsin swim and dive team heads 250 miles west on Thursday for one of its most anticipated meets of the season: the Border Battle against Minnesota.
Last Saturday, the Badgers fell to national powerhouse Auburn in the overall
The Golden Gophers were supposed to start their season on the road last weekend at Florida State, but the trip was
When the Gophers came to Madison last season, the UW dominated the swimming portion of the meet—but Minnesota was lacking two dominant athletes who chose to redshirt for the 2015-’16 season in Kierra Smith and Logan Redondo. The diving portion was another story, as the Gophers swept the boards on both the men’s and women’s side.
It will be interesting to watch how this meet unfolds, as the Badgers and Gophers have nearly opposite strengths—Minnesota is strong in the breaststroke events, individual
There are many Badger swimmers hoping to lower their best times and qualify for NCAA’s, including seniors Dana Grindall, Brett Pinfold, Danielle Valley and Matt Hutchins, all of whom swam at the national meet last year. Juniors Victor Goicoechea and Abby Jagdfeld, who are making their Wisconsin debuts after transferring, will also look to qualify, as well as sophomore Cierra Runge, who is coming off an impressive summer that culminated in an Olympic gold medal.
The meet is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. and will be televised on BTN Plus.