Nov. 21, 1997
Michigan State in Action at North Carolina State Invitational
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's and women's swimming and diving teams completed the first day of the North Carolina State Invitational in Raleigh, N.C. The invitational runs from Nov. 21-23, and includes MSU, West Virginia, North Carolina State, and North Carolina-Wilmington. The Spartans started off the tournament well as the women won four events and the men finished second in three events.
The MSU women were solid on the first day of the tournament as seniors Jamie Archambault and Anne Illgen led the Spartans with two solid wins. Archambault won the 50 backstroke with a time of 28.03. Illgen won the 1650 freestyle with a time of 17:18.45. MSU sophomore Catrin Lenfers also came up with a win in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.25. The Spartans also fared well during the relays, with the team of sophomore Dianne Oliver, senior Trisha Iverson, freshman Arianne Rowe, and senior Ilaria Scorelli winning the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:39.43.
At their first meet of the 1997-98 season, the MSU men also pulled out a solid performance with three second place finishes. In his debut, freshman Mike Tingley placed second in the 50 backstroke with a time of 25.41. Junior Michael Mulshine also came in second in the men's 50 freestyle with a time of 23.48. The MSU team of sophomore Chad Ganden, senior Fred Looke, senior Greg Beer, and senior Adam Palwick finished second in the men's 200 freestyle with a time of 1:26.14.
The Spartans continue action tomorrow in Raleigh, N.C. and will finish up the meet on Sun. Nov. 23.