Nov. 19, 2005
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The No. 19 Notre Dame men’s swimming and diving team had no trouble in taking down St. Bonaventure 203-92 in dual-meet action in the Rolfs Aquatic Center on Saturday morning. The Fighting Irish were coming off of a two-point win last weekend at Michigan State and a one-point win at Pittsburgh on Nov. 4 so this victory came with no suspense at the end for the Irish. With the win, Notre Dame improves to 4-1 in dual-meets this season. This marked the last dual-meet of the semester for the Irish, who host the Notre Dame Invitational Dec. 1-3.
Setting season team-best marks on the day were senior Doug Bauman (Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep) in the 100-yard backstroke (51.67) and junior Ted Brown (Kokomo, Ind./Western) in the 200-yard butterfly (1:52.03).
Junior Tim Kegelman (Yorktown, Va./Tabb) clocked a season-best time of 1:56.28 in the 200-yard butterfly and senior Chris Barnes (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) did the same in the 100-yard freestyle in time of 47.50. Kegelman also posted a season-best time in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:55.33. Justin Barber (Carson City, Nev./Carson), a junior, clocked a season-best time of 4:43.41 in the 500-yard freestyle and Steve Shomberger (Spotsylvania, Va./Courtland) went 52.33 in the 100-fly, which was a season-best time for the senior.
200-Yard Medley Relay: Notre Dame’s `A’ squad of Doug Bauman, Tim Randolph, Tim Kegelman and Louis Cavadini placed first in 1:33.58. The Irish `C’ team of Mitchell Sherman, Eric Swenson, David Cavadini and Daniel Lutkus placed third in 1:37.27.
1,650-Yard Freestyle: The Irish went 1-2-3-4 with Jay Vanden Berg collecting his seventh victory overall of the season in a time of 15:48.25, Jace Hopper finishing in 15:52.44, followed by Patrick Davis (15:59.04) and Rob Seery (16:30.48).
100-Yard Backstoke: Doug Bauman set a team season-best mark in the event with a time of 51.67. Steve Shomberger was second in 52.94 and Mitchell Sherman was fourth (54.18).
100-Yard Breaststroke: The Fighting Irish went 1-2-3 as Tyler Grenda clocked a season-best mark in a time of 58.52 to take first, Nick Fanslau came in at 58.71 and Graham Parker followed him at 59.34. Eric Swenson placed fifth with a time of 59.78.
100-Yard Freestyle: Chris Barnes posted a season-best time of 47.50 to take first and Rob Seery was second in 48.18.
200-Yard Backstroke: Notre Dame went 1-2-3 yet again with Jack Hopper leading the way this time in 1:54.50. Andrew MacKay was second in 1:54.77 and was followed by Alan Carter (1:55.97). Mitchell Sherman was fifth in 2:00.20.
200-Yard Breaststroke: Daniel Rave swam time of 2:05.43, which would have given him first place but he swam as an exhibition competitor, and Tyler Grenda went 2:06.37, also as an exhibition competitor. Graham Parker earned the first-place points with a time of 2:11.84.
100-Yard Butterfly: Notre Dame’s top three finishers – the top three finishers in the race – all swam exhibition. Louis Cavadini (50.74), Patrick Heffernan (52.18) and Steve Shomberger (52.33) did not have their times count towards the team’s overall point total.
Three-Meter Diving: Notre Dame went 1-2-3 in the diving once again with Michael Bulfin claiming his second victory of the morning with 325.35 points. Sam Stoner posted 300.30 points and Chris Kane earned 270.45.
200-Yard Individual Medley: The Irish swam their top three swimmers as exhibitions. Tim Kegelman went a season-best 1:55.33, which was first, followed by Nick Fanslau (1:56.81) and Justin Barber (1:58.54).
200-Yard Freestyle Relay: All three Notre Dame relay squads were exhibitions. The `A’ group of Chris Barnes, Daniel Lutkus, Doug Bauman and David Cavadini touched the wall first in 1:27.67. The `C’ team of Andrew MacKay, Jamie Lutkus, Steve Shomberger and Rob Seery finished in 1:29.63.