Spartans Improve at Day 2 of OSU Invite
Jacob Jarzen took first place in the 100 yard butterfly and finished fourth in the 100 backstroke.
Jacob Jarzen took first place in the 100 yard butterfly and finished fourth in the 100 backstroke.

Dec. 3, 2011

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Michigan State swimming and diving team saw some big improvements at Day 2 of the Ohio State Invitational. The men's team was led by Jacob Jarzen who picked up first-place accolades in the 100 yard butterfly posting a new meet record at 47.36.

Jarzen coupled his 100 fly individual crown with a fourth-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke at a time of 48.27, beating his previous top time of the season by over 2 seconds.

Diver Sarah Clay followed her first-place finish yesterday on the one-meter with a third-place effort on the three-meter board Saturday evening. The senior posted a score of 296.30. Jordan Jackson finished in fifth with a 276.25 and Ashley Borgman notched a 199.90 to come in eighth.

In the 200 medley relay the women finished in 11th place with the team of Lauren Daughtery, Kerry Sodonis, Alexandra Pierce and Jenny Rusch clocking in at 1:45.14 and also 12th with Lauren Baisden, Shelby Lacy, Laura Leslie, and Morgan Piasecki just three hundredths behind at 1:45.17.

The men also took 11th in the 200 medley relay as Samuel Schulze, Jason Lintjer, Michael Uggeri and Nick Grider posting a time of 1:32.66.

Freshman Hannah Pugh finished in 18th place in the 400 IM with a time of 4:27.19 and Nick Roberts took 15th for the men in the same event, posting a time of 4:00.54.

In the 100-yard butterfly, Alexandra Pierce captured 15th place at 56.26. Mark Schramm took 12th place in the 200 IM at 1:40.00 while Jason Austermann followed in 19th (1:41.90) and Tanner Roe in 20th (1:42.42) in the same event.

The women's top individual performer of the day was Kerry Sodonis in the 100 yard breaststroke as she clocked in at 1:04.16 to take 13th place and Shelby Lacy followed just behind in 14th place and a time of 1:04.30.

In the men's 100 yard breaststroke, Cameron Bartlett posted a new team top time with a 13th place effort and a time of 57.08.

In the final relay of the evening, the 800 freestyle relay the women's team finished in 10th with Pugh, Piasecki, Kristen O'Connor and Whitney Woodbridge in 7:37.72. The men finished fourth with a 6:37.72 effort from Williams, Jarzen, Austermann and Schramm.

After the first two days of competition the women's scores stand as follows: Ohio State 740, Penn State 574, Purdue 498, Notre Dame 496, Michigan State 240. And the men's current scores are: Ohio State 1075.5; Purdue 484.5; Penn State 472; Michigan State 305; Notre Dame (diving only) 83.

The final day of competition begins Sunday morning (Dec. 4) with prelims at 9 a.m. and the finals scheduled for 3 p.m. Updated times and scores for the invitational can be found here