Nov. 14, 2008
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – For the fourth time in as many weekends the Notre Dame men’s swimming and diving team will take part in dual meet action, but this time in the form of a tri-meet at Cleveland State on Saturday. The Irish (1-2) will join the host Vikings and Miami (Ohio) in a three-way dual meet at Busbey Natatorium.
“In many respects this is going to be an old-school meet,” Irish head coach Tim Welsh said. “We love racing at Cleveland State, where it’s always fast, and have tons of respect for Miami.
“We want to go faster this week. Our practices have been faster, and at some point, faster practices turn into faster races. We’re looking for that to happen this weekend.”
Notre Dame is 24-10 all-time against Cleveland State and 21-2 under the direction of Welsh. This will be the sixth matchup between Notre Dame and Miami with the Irish holding a 3-2 edge in dual-meet wins.
In last week’s action with Purdue, Notre Dame dropped a home decision to the 16th-ranked Boilermakers. Notre Dame earned first-place points in the 200 Back and 400 Individual Medley, both of which came from the efforts of Michael Sullivan. For his efforts, Sullivan was named the BIG EAST Conference Swimming and Diving Athlete of the Week.
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