Nov. 11, 2005
EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Notre Dame men’s swimming and diving squad used another dramatic performance in winning its third dual meet of the season. The Fighting Irish topped Michigan State 122.5-120.5 in the Charles McCaffree Pool on Friday evening. Junior Ted Brown led Notre Dame with victories in the 1,000 and 500-yard freestyle events with respective times of 9:27.33 and 4:34.89. With the win, Notre Dame improves to 3-1 on the season, which included a 122-121 win at Pittsburgh last Friday.
Also claiming victories for the Irish on the night was senior co-captain Patrick Heffernan in the 200-yard butterfly (1:53.54) and junior Louis Cavadini (21.18) in the 50-yard freestyle. Freshman Michael Bulfin won the three-meter diving and sophomore Sam Stoner took home the three-meter event. They both registered NCAA Zone qualifying marks.
Brown now has a total of five wins this season, while Cavadini’s victory was his second so far during the 2005-06 campaign.
400-Yard Medley Relay: Notre Dame’s `A’ team consisting of Alan Carter, Tim Randolph, Tim Kegelman and Louis Cavadini placed second in a time of 3:29.00 to collect four points. The Irish `B’ squad of Bill Bauman, Tyler Grenda, Steve Shomberger and Daniel Rave was fourth in 3:32.00.
1,000-Yard Freestyle: Ted Brown collected his first victory of the evening with a time of 9:27.33. Also claiming points for the Irish was Rob Seery in third (9:44.96) and Justin Barber in fourth (9:50.13).
200-Yard IM: Notre Dame claimed seven points in the event as Jamie Lutkus was second (1:54.64) with Andrew MacKay placing fourth (1:57.14) and Graham Parker in fifth (1:57.90).
200-Yard Butterfly: The Irish also went 1-2 in the 200-fly as Patrick Heffernan clocked in at 1:53.54 and Bryan Guarnier finished in 1:54.35.
100-Yard Freestyle: Tim Randolph (46.79) placed third and Nick Fanslau was fourth (47.41) to give the Irish five points.
200-Yard Backstroke: Doug Bauman registered a second-place showing by touching the wall in 1:51.84.
500-Yard Freestyle: A 1-2-3 finish by Notre Dame gave the Irish 16 more valuable points. Ted Brown won his second event of the night by clocking in at 4:34.89. Jay Vanden Berg was second at 4:35.49 followed by Jace Hopper with a time of 4:36.35.
200-Yard Breaststroke: The Irish used a 2-3-4 finish to keep the pace with the Spartans and ensure a lead going into the final event. Daniel Rave was second (2:06.45), followed by Tyler Grenda (2:07.33) and Graham Parker (2:10.26).
400-Yard Freestyle Relay: Notre Dame held a 118.5-107.5 advantage entering the final event. The Irish had to prevent a 1-2 Spartan finish and they did just that. The `A’ squad of Louis Cavadini, Ted Brown, Tim Randolph and Tim Kegelman placed second in a time of 3:06.12 to secure the 122.5-120.5 Fighting Irish victory.
Notre Dame returns home for a match-up with St. Bonaventure in the Rolfs Aquatic Center on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 9:30 a.m. The Fighting Irish defeated the Bonnies 150-87 last season in St. Bonaventure, N.Y. Stay up-to-date on the Notre Dame’s men’s swimming and diving team by logging on to und.com or by calling the Notre Dame athletics hotline at (574) 631-3000.