Nov. 13, 2009
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Notre Dame won 10 of 12 individual swimming events – each by different swimmers – Friday evening at Trees Pool to hand Pittsburgh a 179-121 defeat in BIG EAST Conference swimming and diving action. The Irish (4-1 overall, 1-0 BIG EAST) now receive a few weeks of rest until heading to the Ohio State Invite, a three-day event spanning from Dec. 4-6.
On the eve before the two school’s football program clash on the gridiron, Notre Dame earned its sixth straight win over the Panthers.
1,000 Free: Ryan Belecanech (9:44.79) outlasted the pack in the long distance race for first place.
100 Back: Petrovic took the win in 50.73 … Christopher Wills placed third after clocking in at 51.61.
100 Breast: Johnson got the individual victory in 57.36.
200 Fly: LeBlanc paced the field in 1:50.31 … Bill Bass was steady with a second-place time of 1:51.68.
50 Free: Lytle broke the 21.00-second mark with a first-place 20.70.
100 Free: Lytle went back-to-back with the win in 45.12.
200 Back: Wills (1:52.43) won the gold while Petrovic (1:52.47) took second.
200 Breast: Joseph Raycroft (2:07.10) was first with P.J. Koppel (2:08.50) in second.
500 Free: Michael Sullivan (4:38.34) beat the field and Belecanech (4:43.64) touched third.
100 Fly: LeBlanc tacked on another win in 51.20.
200 Individual Medley: Bass (1:53.37) and Sullivan (1:55.62) took the first two spots on the podium.
400 Free Relay: Lytle, LeBlanc, Joshua Nosal and Hoffman touched first in 3:03.83.
1-meter Diving: Caleb Dunnichay finished first overall with 331.65 points.