McHugh competed within the NCAA Swimming and Diving match final weekend and claimed the 100-meter breaststroke title and completed third in 200-meter breaststroke occasion.
Max McHugh, a fifth-year senior and crew captain of the Gophers’ males’s swimming and diving crew, completed out his profession Saturday with an NCAA title within the 100-meter breaststroke and a 3rd place end within the 200-meter breaststroke.
McHugh grew to become the seventh male in NCAA historical past to win three straight 100-meter breast titles and the eighth to win three titles total. He adopted up the historic day ending out his profession with a season better of 1:49:91 within the 200-meter breaststroke.
In his 4 journeys to the NCAA Championships, McHugh by no means positioned decrease than third within the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststroke occasions.
As a freshman, he was third within the 100-meter breast earlier than claiming the primary place titles in 2021 and 2022. He entered the 2023 match because the defending champion within the 100-meter breaststroke occasion.
“Defending champion, it doesn’t imply a lot to me,” McHugh mentioned in a press launch. “I knew defending champion doesn’t imply something to any of my opponents, so I needed to go and get it executed this yr.”
McHugh adopted up his NCAA title with a third-place end within the 200-meter breaststroke occasion the following day. He beforehand received second place within the 200 occasion in 2019, first place in 2021 and second place once more in 2022.
With such an illustrious end to his Gophers profession, McHugh mentioned he’s not fairly positive what’s subsequent for him.
“I have to make a brand new objective record,” he mentioned. “I’d like to lastly get away onto that worldwide scene, attempt to convert to long-course a bit bit higher.”
Among the many different Gophers competing within the match, the 1650-meter freestyle occasion had two Gophers with High 25 finishes. Junior Chris Nagy positioned twenty first with a time of 14:52.23 and sophomore Bar Soloveychik was two spots behind Nagy in twenty third.
In Saturday’s prelims, junior Kaiser Neverman positioned twenty fourth within the 200-meter butterfly even. He had a time of 1:42.93, the second quickest swim in Gophers program historical past.
Gophers freshman Drew Bennett competed in platform diving and completed in twenty fifth place within the preliminary spherical with a rating of 325.55.
Minnesota completed twenty first total on the match. It marks the thirty second straight season with a High 25 end for the crew.