Grand Valley State Men Take Down Ball State 198-97

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November 21st, 2016 College, NCAA Division I Mid-Major

Meet Stats

  • Complete results
  • Hosted by Grand Valley State
  • November 19, 2016
  • Score
    • Men: Grand Valley State 198, Ball State 97
    • Women: Ball State 151, Grand Valley State 149

Press Release

Courtesy of Grand Valley Athletics

The #3-ranked Grand Valley State men’s swimming & diving team claimed an impressive 198-97 decision over Division I foe Ball State Saturday afternoon at the GVSU Pool, while the #6 GVSU women’s team dropped a close 151-149 to Ball State. The Laker men and women will be at Calvin Invitational Dec. 1-3.

The GVSU men won 13 events en route to the dominating victory, including seven 1-2 wins and four 1-2-3 wins. The Lakers swam exhibition for the final two events of the meet.

The Laker opened with a 1-2 finish in teh 200 medley relay as Harry Shalamon, Marius Mikalauska, Gabriel Souza and Ben Walling touched in 1:33.61. Joseba Hidalgo Vilela, Garret McCormick, Liam Little and Danny Abbott finished in 1:36.97.

Walling hit the wall first in 10:07.53, followed closely by Zachary Rean (10:07.60) and Jonathan Loshinskie (10:21.10). Grand Borregard finished first in the 200 free (1:45.06), while Michael Hudson touched second in 1:45.24. Shalamon recorded a first-place finish in the 100 back (52.56), followed by Walling in second (53.63).

GVSU went 1-2 in teh 100 breast as Mikalauskas hit the wall first (56.31) and McCormick second (1:00.42). Gonzalo Rodriquez touched first in the 200 fly (1:52.78) and Jesus Morales second (1:54.13).

Abbott led a 1-2-3 finish in the 50 free when he touched first in 21.03. Souza was second (21.85) and Little third (21.92). Abbott added a first-place finish in the 100 free (46.66), followed by Walling in second (46.92) and Little in third (48.89) for another sweep.

Borregard touched first in the 200 back (1:55.65), followed by Hudson in second (1:57.40). Mikalauskas led a 1-2-3 finish in the 200 breast when he touched in 2:09.94. David Nunez finished second (2:12.26) and Morales third (2:14.45). Rodriguez led the final 1-2-3 finish in the 500 free with a time of 4:43.03, followed by JD Ham in second (4:58.01) and Brien Moffitt in third (4:58.48).

McCormick won the 100 fly (52.44) and the Lakers swam exhibition in the final two events (400 IM and 800 free relay).

In diving, Brad Dalrymple finished first with a score of 328.04, followed by Joe Gucwa in second (238.95) on the 1-meter board, followed by another Dalrymple (316.65)-Gucwa (285.30) 1-2 finish on the 3-meter board.

Sam Postmus turned in a stellar day for the Laker women, breaking two pool records. Postmus shattered the 1650 free pool record with first-place finishing time of 17:18.50. The previous record was held by a Wayne State swimmer at 17:43.67.  Julia Suriano was second in the 1650 free (17:42.09), also breaking the school-record behind Postmus. Postmus then bettered her own pool-record time of 4:29.33 in the 400 IM with a first-place finish in a time of 4:28.55.

The Lakers touched second in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:50.25 (Kaitlin Cassell, Rachel Skoog, Meghan Falconer and Kathryn Culver). Melina Goebel finished first in the 200 free (1:54.87), while Megan Shsughnessy was third (1:58.75).  GVSU went 2-3-4 in the 100 back as Falconer touched second (1:00.10), Allison Wells third (1:00.56) and Cassell fourth (1:00.57). Celia Hoag ht the wall second in the 100 breast (1:10.34), followed by Lauren Ryan in third (1:11.12).

Leonie VanNoort led a 1-2-3 finish in the 200 back with a first-place finish in a time of 2:06.88. Wells was second (2:09.51) and Hailey Garlich was third (2:09.51). Postmus added a win in the 200 breast (2:23.15), while Goebel led a 1-2 finish in the 500 free with a time of 5:10.95. Shaughnessy was second (5:15.57). Leonie VanNoort touched second in the 200 fly (2:09.27) and Sidney Weaver was third in the 50 free (25.81).  Goebel won the 100 free (54.43) and Culver was third (55.07).

Postmus and VanNoort kept the Lakers close with a 1-2 finish in the 400 IM. Postmus set the pool record and VanNoort hit the wall second in 4:32.62. GVSU went 1-2 in the 800 free relay but it was not enough. Goebel, Wells, Suriano, and Postmus touched first in 7:47.41, while the relay team of Shaughnessy, Culver, Caroline Brereton and VanNoort were second (7:49.58).

Mikayla Karasek finished third on the 1-meter board with a score of 257.61, hitting the NCAA Diving qualification mark. Karla Marquardt was fourth on the 3-meter board with a score of 222.82.

Press Release

Courtesy of Ball State Athletics

ALLENDALE, Mich. – The men’s swimming and diving team fell to Grand Valley State, 198-97, on Saturday afternoon in Allendale, Michigan.

Junior Isaac Walling had an impressive first place finish in the 1000 freestyle with a time of 10:07.53. Walling also finished third in the 400 IM with a time of 4:33.93.

Senior Tanner Barton finished second in the 100 butterfly with a time of 53.17.

Freshman Ben Andrew took first place in the 400 IM with a final time of 4:23.16. Senior Jacob Eckert was right behind him finishing second in the 400 IM at 4:29.32.

The Cardinals took first and second place in the 800 freestyle relay. The first place finish consisted of Tanner Barton, Logan Ackley, JD Middleton and Banistre Lienhart. The second place finish consisted of Jack Luddy, Alec Tuthill, Jacob Eckert and Isaac Walling.

On the diving board, Lane Sawyer took third in the 1-meter dive with a score of 225.15. Gabe Dean and Jeremy Taylor tied for fourth in the 1-meter dive with a score of 172.80. On the 3-meter dive, Gabe Dean placed third with a score of 239.41. Lane Sawyer finished fourth (203.70) and Jeremy Taylor placed fifth (191.32).

The Ball State men’s swimming and diving team will return to action on Dec. 2-3 when they travel to Ypsilanti, Mich. to compete in the Eastern Michigan Invitational.

For the most up-to-date news on the Ball State men’s swimming and diving team, please follow @BallStateSports and @BallStateMSwim.

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