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Swimming & Diving Travel To South Bend

Oct. 12, 2017

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State’s swimming & diving teams will travel to South Bend, Ind. to compete in a tri-meet with Notre Dame and Texas A&M on Friday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m.

In preseason polls, the Notre Dame men and women are ranked No. 17 and No. 25, respectively, while the Texas A&M men and women are ranked No. 15 and No. 5 in that order.

“I’ve known Mike [Litzinger] for 30 years. He’s a great coach and was a mentor of mine, so I’m really looking forward to going down there again. He has a great team, too,” head coach Matt Gianiodis said. “Texas A&M is incredible as well. We’ll have our hands full with great teams, but it’ll be a really good experience for us as we get focused for the Northwestern Invitational.”

With one meet under their belt, the men’s team is looking to improve upon the three first-place finishes it had against Iowa. Senior Nick Leshok took the 100 breaststroke with a 56.97. Scott Piper clocked in at 1:54.54 in the 200 IM.

Freshman Guy Moskovich showed promise for the future when he won the 1000 freestyle with a time of 9:37.40.

Coming off of a win against Northern Iowa last week, the women’s team is ready to get in the water and compete again. Racheal Bukowski won the 50 free with a 23.57. Junior Ana Sortland won the 100 breaststroke, touching the pad at 1:03.68.

Senior Haley Kornburger placed second in both the 1000 and 500 freestyle, clocking in at 10:35.54 and 5:09.48, respectively.

Michigan State’s divers, Amanda Ling and Nolan Gutenschwager, both finished fifth in the 1-meter and 3-meter dives last weekend, and are striving to improve upon that.

Live stats from Friday’s meet can be found here and results from the meet can be found after at



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