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Puskaric, Divers Highlight MSU's Effort At Michigan
 
 
 
Heather Kiluk placed second in the 400 IM Friday night at Michigan.
 
Heather Kiluk placed second in the 400 IM Friday night at Michigan.
 
 

Jan. 18, 2008

Complete Results

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Freshman Kevin Puskaric's first-place swim in the 200 breast and sophomore divers Ivan Zalessov and David Garry posted the top performances for the Michigan State men's and women's swimming & diving teams, but the Spartans fell to Michigan, 154-77, in the men's dual meet and 160-74, in the women's contest.

Puskaric's win was the only win in 26 events for MSU. The Mokena, Ill., native clocked a 2:00.98 en route to the victory. Senior Adam Schmitt finished third in the event.

"Kevin had a good meet, and he won that 200 breast against some good competitors," head coach Matt Gianiodis said. "Michigan is a really good team with a lot of quality swimmers."

Zalessov won one-meter diving with a total of 261.75, just a few points ahead of Garry's 253.65 score. Garry would later take first off the three-meter board, registering a score of 322.05.

Sophomore Joe Schmitt also had a strong showing, placing third in a very deep 100 free race with a time of 46.43. Schmitt did one better in the 400 free relay, swimming to a 45.44 in the third leg of the relay.

Junior Heather Kiluk and freshman Rebecca Ebner posted solid swims in the women's meet. Kiluk placed second in the 400 IM with a time of 4:26.32, while Ebner clocked a second-place time of 2:05.64 in the 200 fly. Freshman Stephanie Fisher added a pair of top-three finishes on the night, swimming to a third place finish in the 50 free (24.61) and a second place standing in the 200 back (2:05.30). Junior Danielle Williams placed second in three-meter diving (333.52).

 

 

Michigan State's weekend continues Saturday at Ohio State. The meet is set for a 4 p.m. start.

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