Spartans Beat Kenyon College
The Spartans picked up 16 first-place finishes.
EAST LANSING, Mich.--Michigan State swimming and diving beat Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio today. The women beat the Division III CSCAA nationally ranked Ladies (No. 3) 151-149 and the men beat the No. 1 ranked Lords 159.5-137.5.
The Spartans took home 16 first-place finishes, a season-best.
“We performed much better than yesterday. I was very impressed with Racheal (Bukowski). Nick (Leshok) performed very well, along with Ellie Roche and one of our freshmen, Marie Dickson. The divers on our women’s team did great as well. We're still looking to continue to grow, too,” head coach Matt Gianiodis said.
The women started things off in the 400 medley relay with a first place finish. Cathryn Armstrong, Ana Sortland, Iana Wolff and Racheal Bukowski clocked in at 3:49.89. The men’s team of Alex Trompke, Nick Leshok, Michael Schwers and Payton Woods finished in first in the same event with a time of 3:24.98.
Haley Kornburger won the 1000 freestyle, with a season-best time of 10:25.39.
Senior Nick Leshok finished first in the 100 breaststroke, touching the pad at 57.37, and in the 100 freestyle with a time of 46.58.
Racheal Bukowski took home victories in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle as she did yesterday, Oct. 27. She clocked in at 23.78 in the 50 free, and 52.27 in the 100 free.
Michael Schwers also repeated last night with a first place finish in the 100 butterfly. Payton Woods took home the 50 freestyle, clocking in at 21.12.
Sophomore Scott Piper won the 200 backstroke and the 400 IM, clocking in at 1:53.83 and 4:08.11 in the respective events.
In the 200 breaststroke, Ellie Roche finished first with a time of 2:21.63.
Freshman Marie Dickson won the 400 IM with a time of 4:34.48, making this her first event title of her college career.
The 200 freestyle relay team of Nick Leshok, Payton Woods, Nehemiah Mork and Michael Schwers finished the meet off strong with a first place finish, clocking in at 1:23.94.
On the women’s diving team, Morgan Wellenzohn, Amanda Ling and Erin Neely grabbed first, second and third place, in that order, in both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives. Wellenzohn’s score of 315.75 in the 3-meter is a personal best.
For the men, Nolan Gutenschwager placed second in the 1-meter and 3-meter dives with scores of 248.55 and 231.30, respectively.
The Spartans are back in action at home on Friday, Nov. 10 as the women take on Bowling Green at 6 p.m.