Jan. 21, 2006
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Notre Dame men’s swimming and diving team had a much better showing on Saturday afternoon against Cleveland State than they had the night before versus Northwestern. The Fighting Irish rebounded well from a 172-128 loss at Northwestern to defeat the Vikings 142-96 in the Rolfs Aquatic Center. The Irish, who are now 6-2 in dual meet action on the season, posted top times in nine of the 11 swimming events, along with taking one of two diving events.
Junior Louis Cavadini (South Bend, Ind./Riley) helped to lead the way for the Irish as he captured wins in the 50-yard freestyle (21.17) and the 100-yard freestyle (47.18). Cavadini was also part of the 400-yard medley relay team that took first-place in a time of 3:24.78. Seniors Doug Bauman (Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep) and Tim Randolph (Crown Point, Ind./Merrillville) along with junior Tim Kegelman (Yorktown, Va./Tabb) joined Cavadini on the winning squad.
Kegelman claimed a win of his own in the 200-yard IM (1:54.74) and Bauman did the same in the 200-yard backstroke (1:51.64). Also claiming wins for the Irish were Ted Brown (Kokomo, Ind./Western) in the 200-yard fly (1:53.70), Patrick Davis (Clearwater, Fla./Jesuit) in the 500-yard free (4:35.45) and Michael Bulfin (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas) in the three-meter diving event with a point total of 346.12.
Freshman Daniel Rave (Hannover, Germany) swam an exhibition time of 2:06.18 to top the field in the 200-yard breast. The Irish 400-yard free relay team of Randolph, Doug Bauman, Brown and Kegelman also swam the fastest in an exhibition time of 3:08.22.
400-Yard Medley Relay: The Irish took the first event of the afternoon as Doug Bauman, Tim Randolph, Tim Kegelman and Louis Cavadini teamed up to post a time of 3:24.78. Coming in third was the Notre Dame squad consisting of Mitchell Sherman, Nick Fanslau, David Cavadini and Chris Barnes with a time of 3:33.28.
1,000-Yard Freestyle: Cleveland State’s Bjorn Schantz won with a time of 9:23.19. However, the Irish would occupy the next three spots as Ted Brown placed second (9:30.96), Rob Seery third (9:37.73) and Justin Barber was fourth (9:43.64).
200-Yard Freestyle: The Vikings had a swimmer take first for the second straight event as Daniel Thomasson won in a time of 1:42.41. Notre Dame’s Jay Vanden Berg claimed second in 1:42.73, while his teammates’ Patrick Davis (1:45.16) and Brian Freeman (1:45.18) placed fourth and fifth, respectively.
50-Yard Freestyle: The Irish went 1-2-3 as Louis Cavadini won his first of two events on the day with a time of 21.17. Tim Randolph was second in 21.59 and Nick Fanslau was third in 21.88.
200-Yard IM: Tim Kegelman made it back-to-back Notre Dame wins as he posted a time of 1:54.74. His teammate Patrick Heffernan was right behind him in second (1:56.31), while Dean Fernandez claimed fourth-place for the Irish (2:00.22).
One-Meter Diving: Thatcher Carr took first-place honors for Cleveland State with 352.65 points, yet the Irish still claimed three of the top five spots. Sam Stoner was second with 318.44, while Michael Bulfin was fourth with 300.22 and Steven Crowe fifth with 269.85.
200-Yard Butterfly: Notre Dame’s Ted Brown was a winner after touching the wall in 1:53.70. Bryan Guarnier (1:55.96) and David Cavadini (1:57.55) also collected points for the Irish by placing third and fourth, respectively.
100-Yard Freestyle: The Fighting Irish went 1-2-3 as Louis Cavadini took first (47.18), Chris Barnes second (48.48) and Rob Seery (48.94) third. Notre Dame freshman Mitchell Sherman was fifth in a time of 50.65.
200-Yard Backstroke: Once again, the Irish claimed three of the top five spots with Doug Bauman leading the way as the winner in 1:51.64. Jamie Lutkus finished third (1:55.77) and Jace Hopper was fourth (1:56.55).
500-Yard Freestyle: Patrick Davis made it another win for the Irish by clocking a time of 4:35.45. Notre Dame’s Brian Freeman (4:40.41) and Patrick O’Berry (4:48.16) finished third and fourth, respectively.
Three-Meter Diving: Notre Dame’s Michael Bulfin won his third event in two days as he posted a point total of 346.12. The freshman also claimed both diving events at Northwestern on Friday evening. Placing third for the Irish was Sam Stoner (336.67), while Chris Kane was fifth (291.15).
400-Yard Freestyle Relay: All five of the Notre Dame teams were swum as exhibitions. The Fighting Irish squad consisting of Tim Randolph, Doug Bauman, Ted Brown and Tim Kegelman posted the top time of 3:08.22.
The Fighting Irish return to the pool on Friday, Jan. 27 as they host the Shamrock Invitational in the Rolfs Aquatic Center on the 27th and 28th. That will mark the final home event for the 2005-06 campaign.
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