- January 29, 2017
- Men: Ball State 153, Evansville 81
Courtesy of Evansville Athletics
The men’s swimming and diving team fought hard against Ball State Saturday afternoon, but came up short in the end.
The final score was Ball State 153, Evansville 81.
“Ball State was ready for us, and it took a while for us to respond,” said head coach Rickey Perkins. “We had some good races but this time of year it’s about us giving our best effort in each race. We still have five weeks until conference championships, and our goal is to be the best at that meet.”
Freshman Brandt Hudson began the individual events with a win for the Aces. He clocked in at a 9:59.33 in the 1000 freestyle, a season best. Hudson then continued to win the 500 freestyle by over ten seconds at a 4:48.68. Sophomore Blake Wheeler touched in at 5:01.59 for third place.
Freshman Paul Cozzens played his part in scoring points for the Aces as well. He took the victory in the 200 IM with a time of 1:58.35. Cozzens fought hard in the 200 butterfly, but was outtouched by Ball State’s Tanner Barton. Cozzens second place finish finalized at 1:56.57.
Sophomore Jared Sutphin took second place in the 100 freestyle with a 48.68. The men took a handful of third place finishes as well; freshman Zach Sagan at 1:48.25 in the 200 freestyle, Matt Duke’s 21.99 in the 50 freestyle, and Dan O’Brien’s 2:01.50 in the 200 backstroke.
Both Evansville relays took third place as well. The 200 Medley Relay team of O’Brien, sophomore Derek Stauder, senior Matt Childress, and Duke clocked in at 1:38.92. Sutphin, Hudson, O’Brien, and Childress teamed up for the 200 Freestyle Relay to touch in at 1:29.01.
Men’s diver Miguel Marcano had a successful afternoon. His score of 233.93 in the 1-Meter earned him first place. He continued his winning streak with a 3-Meter score of 224.70.
The men and women’s teams are both back on February 4th with a duel meet at Southern Illinois.
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