Nov. 5, 2011
VALPARAISO, Ind. – Competing in its third straight dual meet away from home, the Notre Dame men’s swimming team captured a 130-70 non-conference win over Valparaiso Saturday at the Valparaiso Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
The dual meet was just the second – and first in over 20 years – between Notre Dame (4-2) and Valparaiso. Notre Dame has now won each of the two matchups with the Crusaders.
Notre Dame stays on the road for another week as it continues a four-meet trek away from home at 1:00 p.m. (ET) on Nov. 12 at BIG EAST Conference rival Louisville.
50 Free: Johnson posted a 21.46 in his exhibition swim, which would have been good enough for first-place points.
200 Fly: Matt DeBlasio treated himself to a first-place finish in 1:58.99 … close behind in second and third places, respectively, were Conor Evans (1:59.16) and Jack Donovan (2:02.77).
100 Free: Williamson did the deed in 49.27 to win the event.
200 Back: Sullivan (1:56.36), Sherman (1:56.99) and Rahill (2:08.07) combined to make it a clean sweep for the Irish.
500 Free: Murphy (4:51.91) teamed with Whitcomb (4:59.90) for a clean 1-2 finish in favor of the visitors … not to be left out of the action, Mullins’ 5:01.31 was good enough for third overall.
200 Breast: Tylor Gauger went through things in 2:14.20 to finish first as DeBlasio used 2:20.76 off the clock to tap in for second.
400 Free Relay: The race’s fastest performance (3:19.83) came from Notre Dame’s exhibition unit of Murphy, Rahill, Donovan and Evans.