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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 msuspartans.com.

 

 

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