Swimming & Diving
Swimming and Diving Heads to Ohio State for Three-Day Buckeye Invitational
Dec. 1, 2011
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State swimming and diving team will race at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion in Columbus, with preliminary and trial races beginning each Friday-Sunday morning and finals to follow later that evening. Diving events will take place on Friday with the one-meter and Saturday with the three-meter contests.
Scouting the Competition
Among the men's opponents, Penn State is 2-3 on the season, Purdue comes in with 3-2 record and the Buckeyes hold a flawless 7-0 dual meet record and are ranked 11th by the CSCAA.
In the women's field, Ohio State enters the invite with a 5-0 dual record, the Notre Dame women are 3-3, Purdue is 4-0 and Penn State holds a 2-3 record thus far. Live stats for the competition can be found here and will be continuously updated throughout the Invite.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, December 3 (Prelims/Trials: 10 a.m.): 400 Individual Medley; 100 Butterfly; 200 Freestyle; 100 Breaststroke; 100 Backstroke; Three-Meter Diving; (Saturday Finals: 5 p.m.): 200 Medley Relay; 400 Individual Medley; 100 Butterfly; 200 Freestyle; 100 Breaststroke; 100 Backstroke; Three-Meter Diving; 800 Freestyle Relay
Sunday, December 4 (Prelims/Trials: 9 a.m.): 200 Backstroke; 100 Freestyle; 200 Breaststroke; 200 Butterfly; Platform Diving; 1,650 Freestyle Timed Finals; (Finals: 3 p.m.): 1,650 Freestyle; 200 Backstroke; 100 Freestyle; 200 Breaststroke; 200 Butterfly; 400 Freestyle Relay
Last Time Out
The Green and White are coming off an impressive sweep over St. Bonaventure on Nov. 18 as the women topped the Bonnies with a 174-117 score and the men earned a 178-120 victory. The women notched first-place finishes in 10 total events, while the men earned top marks in nine of their contests.
Three Spartans recorded season-best times at the dual in the 100 breast stroke, as Bahadir Senel and Jason Lintjer earned times of 58.14 and 58.53 respectively, while Cameron Bartlett notched a top time of 59.54.
Clay has been a top performer for the Spartans throughout the entire season, recording three first-place finishes on the 1-meter and four on the 3-meter in just five meets.
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