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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.

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



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