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August 4, 2012
Sticking with swimming, current men's swimmer Connor Jaeger finished sixth in the 1,500-meter freestyle final - a race in which China's Sun Yang set a world-record.? Still, the stiff competition should provide valuable experience for the 2012 All-American and Big Ten champion as he returns to Ann Arbor for his junior year as a Wolverine.
In track and field action, women's heptathlon hopeful, and current Michigan graduate student, Uhunoma Osazuwa needed a strong day to improve upon her 24th-place standing in the event. Unfortunately, she was forced to drop out of the competition due to an injury following the long jump competition.??
Here is a look at how Michigan athletes fared Aug. 4:
*Osazuwa never participated in NCAA competition as a Michigan student athlete, but is currently a U-M Doctor of Pharmacy student.
What to watch for - Aug. 5: Canadian Nate Brannen (2002-05) and New Zealander Nick Willis (2003-05) will both be chasing a spot in the men's 1,500-meter final, while USA goaltender Betsey Armstrong (2002-05) will try to help her country reach the water polo semifinals in a matchup against an upstart Italy squad.?
Meanwhile, women's basketball center Krista Phillips (2007-10) will compete in a key qualifying battle, as the Canadian national team meets Australia in a must-win Group B preliminary contest.
Here is a closer look at Wolverines scheduled to compete: