- October 21, 2017
- Meet Results
- Eastern Michigan 184.5, Denison 115.5
- Eastern Michigan 187.5, Denison 111.5
Courtesy of Eastern Michigan Athletics
MEN: With eight different Eagles recording an event win, the Eastern Michigan University men’s swimming and diving team defeated Denison University, 187.5-111.5, Saturday, Oct. 21.
Eastern kicked off the meet with a first and third place finish in the 200 medley relay. The relay, consisting of senior Logan Burton (Chesapeake, Va.-Hickory), sophomore Matthew Tsenkov (Sofia, Bulgaria-General Vladimir Stoychev), senior Connor Johnson (Fort Bragg, N.C.-Terry Sanford), and freshman Carter Swift (Shepparton, Victoria, Australia) , notched the top spot at 1:32.53.
In the 200 freestyle, junior Tosh Kawaguchi (Cary, N.C-Cary) and Burton grabbed two of the top-three spots. Kawaguchi touched in at 1:41.13, while Burton followed close behind at 1:41.69.
Moving to the 100 backstroke, sophomore Matan Segal (Lehavim, Israel-Hof HaSharon)earned nine points for the Eagles after clocking in at 51.35 while sophomore Matthew Martin(Brecksville, Ohio- Brecksville Broadview Heights) was just edged out of the top-three with a fouth-place finish at 52.24.
Freshman Ben Gingher (Boalsburg, Pa.-State College Area) swept the breaststroke events against the Big Red. In the 100, Gingher took the lead in the opening stretch and never gave it up, clocking in at 57.89. In similar fashion, he dominated the 200, touching in two seconds before fellow freshman Ben Brooks (Avon, Ohio-Avon).
Following a first-place finish in the 200 butterfly by junior Ricky Perez (Greenfield, Wis.-Greenfield), Swift showed his speed in the 50 free, earning another top-finish for the Green and White.
Taking a break, the competition moved to the springboard for the 3-meter where freshman Al’x Pierre (London, Ontario-St. Thomas Aquinas) shined. Pierre won the event with a final score of 264.75 while sophomore Noah Galluzzo (Mexico, N.Y.) and junior Tom Gillis(Halifax, Nova Scotia-Citadel) rounded out the top-three for an Eastern sweep with scores of 252.98 and 240.15, respectively.
Moving back to the blocks, Swift kept the momentum up from his prior win by taking the 100 free for himself. After he touched in at 46.45, junior Jake Tyson (Ipswich, England -Northgate) followed in at 46.66, good for third.
A 1-2 punch in the 200 back was led by Kawaguchi and Segal. Kawaguchi touched in first at 1:48.85 while Segal came in second at 1:51.33.
After a second place finish in the 500 free by sophomore Parker Saladin (Buchanan, Mich.-Buchanan), the action moved back to the springboard where this time, Gillis earned the top spot with a score of 295.20. Pierre snagged second at 267.23 while Galluzzo rounded out the top three at 212.03.
Following Burton’s first top-finish of the afternoon in the 100 fly, Perez grabbed the last individual win of the meet in the 200 individual medley. After brushing in at 1:54.43, Brooks took third at 1:58.07.
The men concluded the meet with another top-finish in the 400 free, consisting of Kawaguchi, Burton, Tyson, and Swift, finishing at 3:03.24.
The Eagles return to action when it takes on Oakland University, Nov. 11. Action is slated to begin at 1 p.m. at Jones Natatorium.
EMU Individual Results
* Denotes season-best
# Denotes career-best
In a balance effort, the Eastern Michigan University women’s swimming and diving team rolled past Denison University, Saturday, Oct. 21. The Eagles were paced by junior Nicole Swartz (Dayton, Ohio-Centerville) who added three first-place finishes to the final score of 184.5-115.5.
After Eastern grabbed two of the top-three spots in the 200 medley relay, Swartz’s dominating performance in the 1000 freestyle put the Eagles on top. Swartz, clocking in at 10:21.89, took the lead from the first 25 and never looked back, touching in 19 seconds before the next swimmer.
In the 200 free, the Eagles earned their first sweep of the day. Swartz led the charge, clocking in at 1:54.59, while sophomore Amelia Armstrong-Grant (Ypsilanti, Mich.-Saline) and junior Marissa Marion (Rockford, Mich.-Rockford) followed close behind at 1:54.71 and 1:55.63, respectively.
Sophomores Casey Gavigan (East Setauket, N.Y.-Ward Melville) and Claire Young (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.-Grosse Pointe South) kept the momentum going with a one-two punch in the 100 backstroke. Gavigan touched in first at 56.42 while Young was just behind at 56.84.
Following a third-place finish in the 100 breaststroke by freshman Carlee Jones (Edgewood, Ky.-Notre Dame Academy), junior Emilie Desnoyers (St. Albert, Alberta) notched her first top-finish of the season in the 200 butterfly, finishing at 1:07.36.
Moving on to the 50 free, junior Stephanie Johnston (Holland, Mich.) proved her sprinting talent, taking first place in a quick 23.94 while senior Chase Walker (Virginia Beach, Va.-Landstown) snagged third-place at 24.42.
Armstrong won her first event as an Eagle in the 100 free while Johnston and Walker took third and fourth, touching in at 53.02 and 53.43, respectively.
Gavigan swept the back events, including a dominating performance in the 200 back with a time of 2:02.50. Young earned four more points for the Eagles after her time of 2:05.46 was good for second-place.
After a third-place finish in the 200 breast by Jones, Swartz continued her excellent day at Denison in the 500 free. Similar to the 1000, she took the lead from the block and never looked back, finishing seven seconds ahead of second-place senior Sarah Dombkowski (Canton, Mich.-Plymouth).
Junior Michal Liberman (Rosh Haayin, Israel-Begin) had her first top-finish of the meet, taking the 100 fly at 57.48 before sophomore Kylie Sutherlin (Fishers, Ind.) and Jones led the 1-2 punch in the 200 individual medley.
In the final event of the afternoon, the Eagles took first and third in the 400 free relay to secure the Eastern victory, 184.5-115.5.
Meanwhile, on the springboard, senior Alli Shereda (Fraser, Mich.-Fraser) had a solid day earning an event win on the 1-meter with a score of 259.88.
Sophomore Sophia Tsafantakis (Washington, Mich.-Romeo) took home third-place on both the 1- and 3-meter with a score of 247.28 and 216.75, respectively.
The Eagles return to action next week when they return to Ohio to take on Bowling Green State University, Oct. 28. Action is slated to being a 1 p.m.
EMU Individual Results
* Denotes season-best