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Five Boilers Headed to Ann Arbor for Michigan First Chance

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Ann Arbor native Jim Riegger returns home this weekend for the Michigan First Chance meet.
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Ann Arbor native Jim Riegger returns home this weekend for the Michigan First Chance meet.
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Feb. 14, 2013


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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue men's swimming will be represented by five Boilers in Ann Arbor this weekend at the two-day, four-session Michigan First Chance Meet.

Sessions are slated for noon and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Over the course of the first three sessions, 18 swimming events will be contested, including all five relays. The 4 p.m. session Sunday will feature time trials.

Purdue will be represented by Sebastien Aube, Collin Baker, Adam Johnston, Peter Koss and Ann Arbor native Jim Riegger. Aube, Baker and Riegger were all part of the Boilers' travel roster the weekend of Jan. 11-12 that competed in dual meets at Michigan State and then No. 1-ranked Michigan.

The Michigan First Chance meet is slated to feature competitors from Eastern Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Toledo and Findlay University.

Aube, Baker and Johnston have all posted season-best times this season that rank among the Purdue top five in their respective events. Baker posted his season-best benchmarks in the 100 and 200 breaststroke in Saturday's dual meet against Indiana, ranking third in the 200 and fourth in the 100 for Purdue this year.

Johnston and Aube also had season bests in freestyle events against Indiana. Johnston's time of 20.82 in the 50 ranked was the fourth fastest for the Boilers this season, helping give Purdue four of the top five finishers in that event at the IU dual.

Aube had his season-best time in the 1000 free Saturday. His sister is a member of the Michigan women's team.

The weekend schedule in Ann Arbor features the 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free and 400 medley relay in the Saturday noon session. Later that day, the 200 medley relay, 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back and 800 free relay will be contested. Races conclude Sunday at noon with the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 400 free relay and 1650 free.

The Boilermakers not traveling to Ann Arbor this weekend are continuing their training for the Big Ten Championships, set for Feb. 27 through March 2 in Bloomington, Ind.