Oct. 23, 2003
Raleigh, NC – The University of Notre Dame men’s swimming and diving team today lost 139-98 to North Carolina State in the Willis Casey Aquatics Center. Notre Dame is now 0-2 in dual meet competition this season after falling to North Carolina yesterday, while the Wolfpack improve to 2-0.
Notre Dame won two events on the night as sophomore Patrick Heffernan was first in the 200 butterfly and freshman Ted Brown won the 500 freestyle. Heffernan posted a winning time of 1:53.93 in his win, followed by freshman teammate Tim Kegelman (1:56.02) in second and Bryan Guarnier in fourth (1:57.33).
Brown had a great meet for the Irish as he touched in first in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:37.00, over two seconds ahead of North Carolina State’s Peter Pessagno (4:39.38). Notre Dame’s Patrick Davis was third in 4:44.74.
In the 1,650 freestyle, Brown was second to Pessagno as he returned the favor placing first in 15:55.48 compared to 15:57.97 for the Irish freshman.
The Irish started on the right foot as they took second and third in the 400 medley relay. The team of sophomores Doug Bauman and Tim Randolph, Kegelman and junior Frank Krakowski finished second in 3:28.00, while the Irish squad of sophomores Steve Shomberger, Tyler Grenda, Heffernan and freshman Alan Carter was right behind in 3:32.60.
In the 200 freestyle, Notre Dame once again took second and third as senior Matt Obringer took runner-up accolades and junior Matt Bertke was third. Obringer finished in 1:43.45, while Bertke touched in at 1:43.89. North Carolina State’s John Hudson (not to be confused with former Irish swimmer John Hudson) was first in 1:42.82.
Krakowski and Randolph took second and fourth, respectively, in the 50 freestyle. NC State’s Scott Dettloff was first in 21.47, followed by Krakowski (21.53). Randolph finished in 21.84.
The youngsters performed well for the Irish as Kegelman was second in the 200 individual medley, followed by Jamie Lutkus. The freshman’s time of 1:54.19 was .23 seconds behind winner Rob Yeager. Lutkus was third in 1:55.42.
Freshman diver Scott Coyle was second for the Irish on both the one- and three-meter boards with 258.00 and 243.75 points, respectively. Vitor Assucano swept the diving events, placing first on the one-meter with 357.38 points and taking the three-meter competition with a North Carolina State record total of 363.45 points.
Notre Dame took third through fifth in the 100 freestyle. Krakowski was third in 47.35, while junior Drew Pittman was fourth (47.63) and freshman Louis Cavadini was fifth (47.85). The Irish then claimed second, third and fourth in the 200 back as Shomberger was second in 1:52.59, while Brian Freeman was third in 1:54.52, followed Bauman in 1:56.18.
Grenda and Lutkus scored in the 200 breaststroke for the Irish. Grenda was third in 2:08.70, followed by Grenda in 2:11.59. Notre Dame also placed second and third in the 400 freestyle relay, the team’s final event of the night.
Notre Dame will next be in action against Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich., on Friday, Nov. 7. Meet time is 5:00 p.m.