Jan. 19, 2008
EVANSTON, Ill. – Competing in its second dual meet in less than a 24-hour span, the University of Notre Dame men’s swimming and diving team came up short in dual meet action against Northwestern on Saturday, 189-111, at Norris Aquatics Center.
Irish sophomore John Lytle claimed a pair of wins to lead Notre Dame (3-6).
Notre Dame returns home as they host the Shamrock Dual Meet Invitational Jan. 25-26 at the Rolfs Aquatic Center.
400 Medley Relay: Andrew MacKay, Sam Pendergrast, MacKenzie LeBlacnc, and Lytle powered their squad to a 3:23.20 finish, which was good for second place.
1,000 Free: Andrew Deters (9:31.31) and Chris Douville (9:37.70) finished second and fourth, respectively.
100 Back: MacKay clocked in at 51.89 and a third-place finish, while Thomas Van Volkenburg also got in the scoring column for the visitors with a time of 53.92.
200 Fly: A pair of Irish swimmers finished in the money … Patrick Augustyn (1:56.75) and Connor Wills (1:57.39) were the top finishers for Notre Dame.
50 Free: The first of Lytle’s two individual wins came in the event with a sub-21.00 time … he finished in 20.85.
100 Free: Lytle’s second win came with a time of 45.14 … Andrew Hoffman (47.25) touched in with a fourth-place standing.
200 Back: Michael Sullivan (1:52.49) was second … Douville checked in at fourth with a mark of 1:55.28.
200 Breast: Daniel Rave (2:05.13), Joe Raycroft (2:09.68), and Koppel (2:09.91) each finished behind the Wildcats’ John Franklin.
500 Free: Nosal was third with a mark of 4:39.51 … just behind him was Deters (4:41.85).
100 Fly: LeBlanc (52.14) and Augustyn (52.15) were fourth and fifth, respectively.
400 Individual Medley: Behind Peter Park were MacKay (4:04.92), Deters (4:05.06), and Sullivan (4:05.79).
400 Free Relay: A second-place tandem of Lytle, Hoffman, Nosal, and Van Volkenburg tag-teamed to a second-place finish in 3:04.16.
3-meter Diving: Michael Bulfin was victorious in the event for the second time in as many days … he scored 390.98 points … Nathan Geary (346.80) stepped up for a third-place finish … Sam Stoner (338.78) was fourth.