Jan. 30, 1998

MSU Men's Swimming and Diving Team Loses a Close Meet to Indiana

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Once again the Michigan State men's swimming and diving team dropped a heartbreaker 133-110 to Indiana University at the Charles McCaffree Indoor Pool. This meet was the Spartans final home contest of the season and moves it to 0-6 overall and 0-4 in the Big Ten.

The meet started out very well for Michigan State. It was able to get out to an early lead when freshman Michael Tingley, sophomore Chad Ganden, and juniors John Bruesch and Michael Mulshine teamed to win the first event the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:25.64.

The Spartans received strong performances from several individuals. Freshman John Munley won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:41.13 and the 500 freestyle in 4:35.00. Mulshine also took the 200 butterfly race with a final time of 1:54.22. In the 50 freestyle, Ganden beat the field with a time of 21.35.

Other Spartan winners included Bruesch in the 200 breaststroke at 2:05.80 and Tingley in the 200 backstroke at 1:50.70.

It was the Hoosiers depth and diving that would do in the Spartans. Indiana took the top three places in the 1-meter competition: Mike Collier (325.80), Ryan Kosanic (310.55), and Tom Davidson (306.68).

This meet marked the final home appearance for seniors Greg Beer, Adam Pawlick, Fred Locke and Michael Orris.

Michigan State's next meet is Friday, February 6 in Ann Arbor against the Michigan Wolverines.