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Men's Swimming & Diving Opens Competition at NCAA Championships

March 25, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Senior Kevin Puskaric and sophomore Jacob Jarzen of the Michigan State men's swimming team opened action at the 2011 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships on Friday, March 25. This marked Jarzen's second NCAA appearance, while Puskaric made his championships debut.

"Today, we swam well, but not great," said MSU head coach Matt Gianiodis. "We were a little disappointed, but we still are looking to have a good day tomorrow, so we are staying positive about the weekend."

Jarzen was the first to swim when he placed 25th in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 46.89. Jarzen also swam in the 100-yard backstroke where he clocked a time of 48.02, good enough for 34th overall.

Puskaric swam in the 100-yard breaststroke for his first of two events this weekend. Puskaric clocked a 54.03 to finish the event 26th.

Both Spartans conclude action tomorrow (March 26) on the final day of the NCAA Championships. Jarzen will compete in the 200-yard backstroke while Puskaric will swim in the 200-yard breaststroke.



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