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July 12,2004
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SPORTS

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Red, white & (three) Blue
sw.Wolverine tankers fill up
U.S. Olympic relay roster

By Seth Gordon
Daily Sports Editor
One. Two. Three.
The number of Michigan swimmers
headed to Athens to represent the Unit-
ed States keeps growing. And that's just
in one race.
Club Wolverine swimmer Klete
Keller will lead current Wolverines
Peter Vanderkaay and Dan Ketchum in
the 800-meter freestyle relay at the
Olympics.
Keller recorded a time of 1:46.87 to
finish in second in the 200-meter
freestyle behind swimming phenom
Michael Phelps, who set a meet record
at 1:46.27. Phelps will join his coach
Bob Bowman at Club Wolverine next
year, as Bowman takes over the men's
swimming program at Michigan.
Phelps and Keller will represent the
U.S. as individuals in the 200-meter
freestyle while sophomore Van-
derkaay finished in third with a time
of 1:48.52 to earn an automatic berth
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Ketchum, a senior, fell just .02 sec-
onds short of an automatic berth on
the relay team and finished in fifth-
place at 1:48.67. However, Ketchum
was later added to the team when, as .
expected, the top six finishers were
given spots on the relay team.
Vanderkaay and Ketchum should
feel right at home in the 800 relay as
they are coming off an NCAA title in
the event in a U.S. Open record time of
7:01.42. The addition of Keller and
Phelps certainly increases the chances
that Michigan will be represented on
the podium in Athens.
As a member of Club Wolverine,
Keller has been training with the cur-
rent Wolverines all year, which will
make the relay team all the more famil-
iar for Vanderkaay and Ketchum.
"It's nice to be able to swim with
(Keller) on the relay in Athens. Train-
ing with him everyday has really
helped me the last two years." Van-
derkaay said. "I'm also excited to be on
the same relay with Phelps. He is prob-
See SWIMMING. Page 12

Michigan swimmers Kiete Keller, Peter Vanderkaay and Dan Ketchum all qualified for the U.S. 200-meter freestyle relay team.

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