Swimming & Diving
Men's Swimming and Diving in Sixth at Big Ten Championships
Feb. 26, 2010
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Michigan State men's swimming and diving team got two school-record performances on Friday evening from freshman Jacob Jarzen at the Big Ten Championships and the team now stands in sixth place with 155 points entering the final day of competition.
"We did well today and it was good to have five kids score," said MSU head coach Matt Gianiodis. "We're in pretty good shape and we should have a really good day tomorrow."
In his first event of the evening, Jazren placed third in the 100 butterfly with a school-record 47.01. Later on the in the 100 backstroke, Jarzen took fourth and set another school mark with a 48.28.
Other highlights for MSU included junior kevin Puskaric taking fifth in the 100 breaststroke with a 53.58 and diver Ivan Zalessov taking 14th on the three-meter springboard with a 330.45. Senior Joe Schmitt also placed 14th in the 100 breast with a 55.37.
Saturday's prelims will begin at 12 p.m. while the finals will take place at 7 p.m. Click here for live stats and streaming video.
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