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MSU Swimming & Diving Host Illinois & Liberty Friday

Head coach Matt Gianiodis and the Spartans will host their first competition of the season on Friday.

Oct. 24, 2013

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State women’s swimming and diving program will host Illinois and Liberty on Friday, Oct. 25 for their first home meet of the season. The meet that will begin at 5 p.m. at the McCaffree Pool in IM West.

“Illinois and Liberty are very good, so we should have our hands full for sure,” said head coach Matt Gianiodis. “They are both really well-coached teams, so we’re looking forward to having a good home meet that should be really good racing.”

For updated results from the meet, visit and follow along on Twitter at @MSUswimdive.

Last Time Out
The Spartans turned in a strong performance last Friday night at the University of Iowa Aquatic Center. The men lost a battle to the Hawkeyes 182-113, and the women defeated Northern Iowa 244-56, but also fell to the Hawkeyes 182-117.

On the men's side, Bryan Williams earned an individual win in the 200 freestyle, stopping the clock in 1:40.97. Williams also scored first-place points for MSU in the 100 and 200 butterfly with winning times of 49.12 and 1:50.81, respectively.

The women kicked off the meet with a third-place finish in the 200 medley relay as the team of Brooke Telander, Shelby Lacy, Sarah Love and Emily Parsons posted a time of 1:47.42. Becca Berman and Chelsea Abbott gave the competition a one-two punch in the 1,000 freestyle, placing first and second with times of 10:22.56 and 10:25.74, respectively. Berman also earned first-place points for the Spartans with a winning time of 5:08.28 in the 500 freestyle.



Summer Strickler took first-place honors in the 200 freestyle, clocking a time of 1:53.47. She also finished second in the 100 freestyle with a time of 52.37. Posting a time of 1:06.76, Lacy turned in a second-place finish in the 100 backstroke.

Elizabeth Brown earned an individual win in the 100 butterfly with a first-place time of 2:04.61, followed by Hannah Pugh in third place with a time of 2:07.92. Brown later scored second-place points in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:09.45. Winning the 100 butterfly, freshman Sarah Love posted a first-place time of 56.45.

On the boards, senior Christee Cordes secured her NCAA Zone Diving qualifying score on the 1-meter with a personal-best score of 273.50 to place third. She also posted a third-place score of 273.00 on the 3-meter.

Next Up
The MSU women will host Ball State next Friday, Nov. 1 with competition set to begin at McCaffree pool in IM West at 5 p.m.

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