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Swimming and Diving Takes Down Oakland On Senior Day

Jan. 20, 2018


The Michigan State swimming and diving teams beat Oakland today in its final home meet of the season. The men defeated the Golden Grizzlies 160.5-133.5 and the women won 197-103, racking up a total of 21 first-place finishes.
The Spartans honored 14 seniors in their final home meet of the season. From the men’s team, Alex Duffy, Tal Hanani, Connor Lamb, Nick Leshok, Lachie McLeish, Mitch Strahlman, Joe Szczupakiewicz and Alex Trompke were honored. Racheal Bukowski, Rebecca Hannon, Haley Kornburger, Maison Moore, Anna Stephens and Rosalie Yockey are the seniors that were honored from the women’s team.
Leshok, McLeish, Hanani, Bukowski and Kornburger all went out on a high note in their final home meet at McCaffree Pool. Leshok finished first in the 100 breaststroke. McLeish finished first in the 200 back and second in the 100 back. Hanani won the 200 IM with a time of 1:52.28. Kornburger finished first in the 500 free, and second in the 1000 free.
In the 50 Free, Bukowski touched the pad in a time of 23.14, establishing a new pool record. Bukowski also won the 100 free, her seventh consecutive win in the event.
Both the women’s and men’s 200 medley relay squads started the meet off strong with first-place finishes. Cathryn Armstrong, Ana Sortland, Iana Wolff and Bukowski clocked in at 1:42.53, breaking a pool record. Trompke, Leshok, Michael Schwers and Payton Woods touched the pad at 1:29.58 for the men.
Courtney Aycock clocked in at 1:53.64 in the 200 free, bringing home first place.
Spartans Sortland, Ellie Roche and Erin Szara swept the top three spots in the 100 breaststroke. Roche and Sortland flipped first and second place in the 200 breaststroke, as they’ve been very successful and competitive all season. 
Junior Emily Brunett finished first in the 200 fly. Her time of 2:05.05 is a season-best. Fellow junior Armstrong also swam a season-best time of 2:04.96 in the 200 back, earning her a first-place finish.
Schwers, Scott Piper and Duffy swept the top three spots for MSU in the 200 fly. Schwers’ time of 1:50.16 is his season best. Schwers also finished first in the 100 fly.
To add some more first-place finishes to the list, Woods won the 50 free, Wolff won the 100 fly and Abbey Neveling won the 200 IM.
Guy Moskovich placed second in the 1000 free, with Moskovich finishing just eight-tenths of a second behind Oakland’s Micah Dejonje in the men’s race. Szczupakiewicz placed second in the 500 free, finishing just under two-tenths of a second to Oakland’s Rodollfo Aguilar-Fernandez.
To finish off the meet strong, the men’s 400 free relay team of Woods, Leshok, Nehemiah Mork and Aidan Farley came up with a first-place finish.
The women divers, swept first through third place in both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives. Morgan Wellenzohn won the 3-meter and Amanda Ling won the 1-meter. Ling’s score of 295.12 in the 1-meter is a personal and team-best. Freshman Erin Neely came in third for both dives.
The Spartans return to action Friday, Feb. 2 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as they take on conference rival Michigan at 5:30 p.m. ET.



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