Swim & Dive Finish First Day of OSU Invite
 
 
 
Senior Sarah Clay took home a first-place finish in the one-meter competition with a score of 295.45.
 
Senior Sarah Clay took home a first-place finish in the one-meter competition with a score of 295.45.
 
 

Dec. 2, 2011

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Michigan State swimming and diving team concluded the first day of competition at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion for the Ohio State Invitational on Friday. The teams competed in just five swimming races and the one-meter diving competition during day one.

Senior Sarah Clay was the top performer for the team, taking first place in the one-meter event with a score of 295.45. This marks Clay's fourth first-place finish on the one-meter board this season.

Ashley Borgman also placed in the event, capturing fourth with a score of 271.85 and Jordan Jackson finished in seventh with a 235.50 to round things out for the Spartans.

On the women's swimming side, the team placed fifth in the 200-yard freestyle relay with the team of Jenny Rusch, Morgan Piasecki, Brooke Telander, and Lauren Daughtery clocking in at 1:34.00.

The men also placed fifth in the 200 free relay posting a time of 1:21.57 with Jacob Jarzen, Bryan Williams, Nick McGowan and Mark Schramm.

In the 500 freestyle, Hannah Pugh finished in 19th (4:57.93) for the women, while Tanner Roe also finished in 19th (4:35.95) and Jason Austermann in 20th (4:36.43) for the men.

In the 200 IM, Alexandra Pierce touched the wall at 2:04.19, knocking three seconds off her prelim round, to give her a 17th place finish. Jacob Jarzen gave the men one of their highest placements of the day, at ninth in the same event and a time of 1:49.21.

Jenny Rusch swam a 23.54 in the 50-yard freestyle to give her a 13th place finish while Bryan Williams finished in the top-ten in the 50 free with a 20.53 and a ninth place effort.

The team fared well in the final relay of the night, with the women taking 13th place in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:51.86 and the men finishing in 12th (3:22.84).

In a field largely dominated by top-times from Ohio State and Purdue, head coach Matt Gianiodis was pleased with the team's effort but knows there's still things to improve upon.

"We had some good swims tonight," said Matt Gianiodis. "There weren't necessarily a lot of good places but some good swims to look at and improve upon. Definitely solid."

"And our divers did an excellent job. Sarah won in a pretty tough field and a win is always great. She did a nice job."

The second day of competition begins Saturday morning (Dec. 2) with prelims at 10 a.m. and finals to follow that evening at 5 p.m. To see updated results throughout the invite click here