Senior Ted Brown won the 500-yard free during the first session of the Shamrock Invitational on Friday evening.

No. 18 Notre Dame Nips Michigan State, 122.5-120.5

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 Freestyle: Notre Dame secured five points with Jay Vanden Berg placing third (1:43.20) and Jace Hopper following close behind in fourth (1:43.56).

50-Yard Freestyle: Louis Cavadini won the event in 21.18 and locked up nine more points for the Irish. Tim Kegelman placed third to add three more points to Notre Dame’s total for the race.

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).

One-Meter Diving: Michael Bulfin and Sam Stoner finished 1-2 and Chris Kane was fifth to give the Fighting Irish 14 huge points.

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.

Three-Meter Diving: Sam Stoner, Michael Bulfin and Chris Kane came through yet again for Notre Dame. Stoner was first, followed by Bulfin in second with Kane placing fourth for a total of 15 points.

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 or by calling the Notre Dame athletics hotline at (574) 631-3000.