March 29, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State senior Jacob Jarzen opened up competition at the 2013 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday. Held at the IUPUI Sports Complex, Jarzen qualified for the finals in the 100 butterfly where he placed 10th overall.
"I'm really proud of him," said head coach Matt Gianiodis. "This meet is lightning fast and he is here by himself. He was really tough this morning and tonight. We're among the top-30 in the nation right now and I am looking forward to the 200 backstroke tomorrow. I'm just really happy for Jacob, he did a great job."
In the morning prelims, Jarzen placed 13th overall in the 100 butterfly with a time of 46.39 to qualify for the evening finals. He clocked a time of 46.25 to place 10th overall in the finals, the highest NCAA finish of his collegiate career.
The Spartan senior also swam in the prelims of the 100 backstroke. He posted a time of 47.78 to finish 35th in the field.
Jarzen will continue on Saturday, March 30 with the prelims of the 200 backstroke at 11.a.m. and finals set for 7 p.m.
ESPN3 will have a live stream of the events, with a tape delay airing on ESPNU on Wednesday, April 10 at 7 p.m.