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Spartans Fall To No. 6/3 Michigan In Final Dual Meet

Feb. 2, 2018


– The Michigan State swimming and diving teams fell to nationally-ranked conference rival Michigan tonight. The men fell to No. 6 ranked Michigan 212-64, and the women fell to the No. 3 ranked Wolverines 187-89.
“The effort was there, but we were not engaged like we have been mentally all year,” head coach Matt Gianiodis said. “It was a nice pool and, of course, they’re a great team. With this team, the effort level has been there the whole time, so that’s not an issue.” 
Racheal Bukowski won the 100 free, marking her eighth consecutive win in the event.
Senior Nick Leshok placed second in the 100 fly with a time of 49.65 and placed third in the 50 breaststroke, clocking in at 25.78.
Haley Kornburger placed second in the 500 free, and sophomore Payton Woods picked up a second-place finish in the 100 free.  
In the 100 breaststroke, Ellie Roche and Erin Szara picked up second and third places, respectively.
The men’s and women’s 200 freestyle relay teams came up with third-place finishes. Courtney Aycock, Bukowski, Maison Moore and Dominique Meldrum clocked in at 1:35.38 for the women, and Leshok, Woods, Alex Trompke and Nehemiah Mork touched the pad at 1:23.40 for the men. 
In the 50 back, Kennedy Truex and Trompke each came up with a third-place finish. Truex clocked in at 27.61 and Trompke at 23.02. Trompke also swam a season-best time of 52.10 in the 100 IM.
Leshok placed third in the 50 breaststroke, clocking in at 25.78.
Aycock and Abbey Neveling both swam season-best times of 1:00.64 and 1:01.41, respectively, in the 100 IM.
On the diving side, Amanda Ling placed first in the 1-meter with a score of 273.52. Morgan Wellezohn placed third in both the 1-meter and the 3-meter dives.
The Spartans have concluded their dual meet season and will now prepare for the Big Ten Championships. The women's championship weekend is Feb. 14-17, and the men will be a week after on Feb. 21-24.



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