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MSU Swimming and Diving Suffers Loss At Purdue

Bryan Williams led the Spartans with wins in the 100 and 200 butterfly.

Jan. 11, 2014

Complete Results

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State swimming and diving team recorded eight event wins, but lost on the road to Purdue on Saturday with the men falling by a score of 112.5-187.5, while the women dropped a 125-167 decision.

“We had some good swims,” said head coach Matt Gianiodis. “For being off for six weeks, I thought we had a lot of positives. Obviously, I think we would have liked to score a few more points. Give credit to Purdue, they really performed well. With the week that they had, I thought they did great. But our guys did pretty good, too. Bryan (Williams) won a couple of events. Shelby (Lacy) won a couple of events. Summer (Strickler) really swam well. It was probably one of her best dual meets ever. Nick Roberts had a great meet. I thought some of our young guys really performed well in a Big Ten environment. It’s encouraging. There’s work to do, but it’s encouraging for sure.” 

The men were led by Bryan Williams, who took home a first-place finish in the 100 butterfly with a time of 49.10. He also turned in a winning time of 1:50.42 to hit the wall first in the 200 butterfly.

MSU scored first and second-place points in the 200 breaststroke led by Nick Roberts, who swam a personal-best time of 2:07.08. He was followed closely by Alec Kandt with a time of 2:07.18.

Freshman Sam Hiller took home an individual win in the 200 backstroke. He posted a time of 1:52.40 for first place, while Adam Marsh (1:54.65) and Drew Goins (1:58.10) finished third and fourth, respectively.



In the 100 freestyle, Nick McGowan set a personal-best time of 46.60 as he finished in third place. In the 200 individual medley, Nate Weeks (1:54.25) and Roberts (1:56.64) took second and third, respectively.

Kandt continued to have a stellar meet as he placed second in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 57.35. Following him was Roberts, who posted a season-best time of 58.54 to secure a fourth-place finish.

The men finished strong as the 400 freestyle relay team of Oguz Aslanoglu, Jacob Moore, Jake Austermann, and Adam Marsh swam a winning time of 3:08.00.

On the women’s side, Summer Stickler led the Spartans with a win in the 100 freestyle as she clocked a time of 51.94.

Shelby Lacy earned an individual win as she swam a time of 1:05.28 to take first-place points in the 100 breaststroke. She was closely followed by Kennedy Cutler, who posted a time of 1:06.64 for second place.

The Spartan women dominated the 200 individual medley, scoring first through fourth-place points in the event. MSU was led by Elizabeth Brown, who took home an individual win with a time of 2:09.73, followed by Hannah Pugh who swam a personal-best time of with 2:11.90. Jessica Cutler (2:13.73) and Marina Borri (2:14.46) finished third and fourth, respectively.

In the 50 freestyle, Michigan State finished second through fourth as Stickler (24.26), Emily Parsons (24.33) and Sarah Love (24.44) all scored points for the Spartans.

The MSU women also took second through fourth place again in the 100 butterfly as Love posted a time of 57.80, followed be Brown (58.18) and Marcella Kupraszewicz (58.63).

Setting a trend in the meet, MSU scored second through fourth-place points in the 200 freestyle as Srickler (1:52.24) placed second, Pugh (1:56.59) finished third and Jessica Wellick (2:00.27) hit the wall in fourth.

In the 200 medley relay, the team of Brooke Telander, Lacy, Love and Parsons posted a time of 1:45.79 to place second overall. The Spartans also recorded a runner-up finish in the 400 freestyle relay as the team of Strickler, Betsy Good, Parsons and Love swam a time of 3:31.44.

The Spartans will be back home next weekend as the women play host to Bowling Green on Friday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m.

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