Swimming & Diving
Swimming And Diving Completes Final Day Of Georgia Invitational
Dec. 5, 2004
ATHENS, Ga. - Junior Ian Clutten (Capetown, South Africa) and senior Tammy Jones (Conyers, Ga.) set NCAA `B' provisional times for the second time this weekend as the Michigan State men's and women's swimming and diving teams placed fifth and sixth, respectively, on the final day of competition Sunday at the Georgia Invitational in Athens, Ga.
Clutten placed second in the 200 breaststroke (2:00.61), while Jones eclipsed a school record 50.31 time in the 100 freestyle, good for a fourth-place finish.
"I think we gained some good experience over the weekend that will help us for the remainder of the season," said MSU head coach Matt Gianiodis.
Freshman Adam Schmitt (Grand Haven, Mich.), senior Patrick Saucedo (Jackson, Mich.), sophomore Jason Vadney (Taylor Mill, Ky.) and junior Matt Wisniewski (Plymouth, Mich.) teamed up to place sixth in the 400 free relay (3:03.58).
In the men's competition, the Spartans finished fifth with 275 points. Sixth-ranked Minnesota finished first in the meet with 1,215.5 points followed by No. 25 Florida State (860.5), Georgia (673) and Harvard (492). The MSU men finished ahead of Emory (267), California (60 - divers only) and Virginia Tech (29 - divers only).
Junior Tesla Hughes (Taft, Tenn.) finished sixth in the 1,650 free (17:05.48) for the MSU women. The team of sophomore Eve Brusie (Grand Haven, Mich.), juniors Katrina Kniff (Grosse Pointe, Mich.) and Rachael Hagerman (Goodland, Kan.) and Jones set an NCAA `B' qualifying mark while finishing fourth in the 400 free relay (3:24.83).
The MSU women completed the meet in sixth place, with a score of 247 points. Top-ranked Georgia won the team title with 1,288 points followed by No. 8 California (893), Minnesota (597), No. 22 Florida State (472) and No. 21 Notre Dame (272). The Spartans placed ahead of Emory (90) and Virginia Tech (48 - divers only).
Michigan State hosts Ball State in a non-conference dual meet at the Charles McCaffree Pool, located in the IM West Building, on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m.
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