Spartans Fall In Pittsburgh
Senior Racheal Bukowski won the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle.
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State swimming and diving dropped contests in Pittsburgh on Friday night. The women fell to the host Panthers 90-210, Miami (Fla.) 146-152, and James Madison University 149-151. The men fell to Pittsburgh 105-185.
“I thought we would have competed a little harder, especially coming off of last week. We just didn’t compete. When we did compete it came a little too late, and that was disappointing. I think that the meets were there for us to take, we just didn’t do it,” head coach Matt Gianiodis said. “Racheal (Bukowski) won her events and did a great job, and that stuck out. I thought Michael Schwers had a nice meet as well. We’ll get back to it tomorrow and get on the bus again and see if we can work.”
Senior Racheal Bukowski picked up two first-place finishes. She clocked in at 23.41 in the 50 freestyle, and 50.55 in the 100 freestyle.
Michael Schwers won the 100 butterfly with a season-best 49.66. Schwers also placed third in the 200 butterfly with another season-best of 1:52.32.
In the 200 medley relay, Alex Trompke, Nick Leshok, Michael Schwers and Payton Woods finished first with a time of 1:31.09. On the women’s team, Cathryn Armstrong, Ana Sortland, Iana Wolff and Racheal Bukowski finished second with a time of 1:46.12 in the same event.
The 400 freestyle relay team of Alex Trompke, Lachie McLeish, Aidan Farley and Joshua Lantow finished second, touching the pad at 3:11.56.
The Spartans are back on the road tomorrow, Oct. 28 in Gambier, Ohio where they will compete against Division III powerhouse Kenyon College at 2 p.m.