Jan. 14, 2011
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Notre Dame used wins in nine events Friday at the Busbey Natatorium to hand host Cleveland State a 162-81 non-conference men’s swimming and diving defeat and to earn its second dual meet victory in three days.
The Irish sandwiched seven individual wins – including a pair off the diving boards – between claiming the gold in the opening and closing relays. In fact, Notre Dame posted a trio of 1-2-3 finishes on the day.
Now riding a three-meet winning streak, Notre Dame (5-2) has not dropped a dual meet decision since a Nov. 6 loss to Purdue.
The Irish will next be in action at Michigan State on Jan. 21.
200 Butterfly: Wills (1:51.22) was second, followed by Berry (1:51.55) and Brus (1:53.52).
500 Free: Sullivan took second in 4:38.26 with Bass earning points with a third-place performance.
3-meter Diving: This time it was Villaflor who earned the win after racking 353.10 points … Lex was second with 343.95 points … Nathan Geary (338.63) finished third off the high board.
200 Breast: Joshua Choi (2:05.63) was victorious and P.J. Koppel (2:06.03), Joseph Raycroft (2:07.16) and Colin Babcock (2:07.55) finished immediately behind him for a 1-2-3-4 podium showing for the Irish.
400 Free Relay: Appropriately, Notre Dame sped to a win to cap off the meet in 3:04.56 … the victory was earned behind the efforts of Overholt, Dyer, McGinley and Van Volkenburg.