Dec. 1, 2007
COLUMBUS, Ohio – One day remains in the third-annual Ohio State Invitational, and the Notre Dame men’s swimming and diving team is fourth in the standings after Saturday’s action at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The Irish have tallied 262 points, with Minnesota holding on to its lead with 802 points. Ohio State (721) and Denver (323) are second and third, respectively.
Action resumes with preliminary heats Sunday morning at 9 a.m. (ET).
200 Medley Relay: The Irish relay squads claimed the eighth and 11th places with respective times of 1:33.05 and 1:34.24.
400 Individual Medley: Andrew MacKay was 10th in the prelims (4:05.14) with Christopher Douville (4:05.24) two spots back … MacKay came back with a 4:02.97 effort in the nightcap, keeping him in 10th … the next three spots in the final heat went to Andrew Deters (4:04.46), Joseph Raycroft (4:04.67), and Douville (4:05.72).
100 Fly: Ross Moore (49.75) claimed the seventh spot in the early round … the next Irish finisher in the prelims was Ray Toomey (50.22) … Moore staked a spot in the top 5, placing fourth with a final time of 49.32 … Toomey followed his morning time with a 50.31, good for 12th.
200 Free: John Lytle was the first member of the squad to finish, drying off in 1:39.72 to notch eighth.
100 Breast: Earning points for Notre Dame were Sam Pendergrast (56.73 prelims, 56.54 finals), who was 10th, and Eric Swenson (58.38 prelims, 58.63 finals), who was 16th.
100 Back: With times of 51.77 (prelims) and 51.41 (finals), Jeff Wood was able to claim an 11th-place finish.
800 Free Relay: Joshua Nosal, LeBlanc, Wood, and Patrick Lloyd (6:44.94) placed eighth, while Lytle, Daniel Lukus, Andrew Hoffman, and Rob Seery were the next squad to touch the wall … they capped off the race with a time of 6:46.10.
3-meter Diving: Michael Bulfin was the highest finishing diver … he was sixth among the field with scores of 314.60 and 354.70.