Jan. 14, 2011

Complete Results

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.

400 Medley Relay: The Irish got started off the right foot with a relay win in 3:24.13 … the quartet of Petar Petrovic, Christopher Johnson, Jordan Berry and Frank Dyer did the deed to open the meet.

1,000 Free: Ryan Belecanech (9:48.46) was second as Stefan Prendergast touched fourth (9:57.02).

200 Free: Kevin Overholt continued his streak in the event with a win in 1:40.24 … Steven Brus (1:42.52) and Bill Bass (1:42.93) followed suit to give Notre Dame a 1-2-3 finish.

50 Free: Dyer (21.30), Joshua Nosal (21.31) and Christopher Johnson (21.49) rounded out the top five positions behind a pair of Vikings.

200 Individual Medley: Another 1-2-3 Irish finish came in the form of Christopher Wills (1:53.33), Michael Sullivan (1:54.60) and Mason Weber (1:56.08).

1-meter Diving: Eric Lex (345.37) and Wesley Villaflor (314.03) finished first and second, respectively, in the event.

200 Butterfly: Wills (1:51.22) was second, followed by Berry (1:51.55) and Brus (1:53.52).

100 Free: John McGinley gave Notre Dame another win with a sterling 46.52 … Thomas Van Volkenburg tapped in behind him in 46.74.

200 Back: Bertie Nel turned heads with the win in 1:51.00 … he was trailed by Marshall Sherman (1:53.99), who placed second.

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.