Feb. 27, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Senior Jacob Jarzen and the 200 medley relay team set school records on the first day of competition at the Big Ten Championships held on the campus of Indiana University. After two events, Michigan State is in ninth place with 38 points.
"We set a varsity record in the 200 medley relay, so I was really happy about that," said head coach Matt Gianiodis. "I thought we had four great splits and I thought we swam really well. When you're the fastest you've ever been, that's good. We're a little disappointed because we just missed the NCAA guaranteed cut time in the 800 freestyle relay. We thought we had a good chance of getting that one. But Jake setting the varsity record on the way out in the 800 freestyle relay is great. Two swims, two records - that's pretty cool."
Leading off the 800 freestyle relay, Jarzen broke his own school record in the 200 freestyle with a split time of 1:35.73. The team of Jarzen, Williams, junior Pat Falconer and sophomore Kyle Workman posted a NCAA provisional cut time of 6:27.21 to place seventh.
Competition will continue tomorrow, Feb. 28, at the Counsilman/Billingsly Aquatic Center with the morning prelims set for 11 a.m. and the finals to begin at 6:30 p.m.