The following is a press release courtesy of Michigan State swimming & diving:
EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State swimming and diving team defeated Grand Valley and Denison Saturday afternoon at the outdoor pool at IM West. The men’s team defeated Grand Valley, 149-55, and Denison, 155.5-49.5. On the women’s side, MSU defeated Denison, 137-68, and beat Grand Valley, 145-59. The Spartans finished the day with winners in 16 of the 22 events.
“I was really proud of the team today,” said head coach Matt Gianiodis. “It was a long day and they didn’t lose their focus. We had some good performances.”
The Spartans started the day off winning the women’s 400 medley, the team of sophomore Lauren Kalwasinski, senior Shelby Lacy, sophomore Sarah Love, and junior Emily Parsons took first with a time of 4:34.57. On the men’s side, the team of freshman Alex Trompke, sophomore Alec Kandt, junior Nate Weeks, and senior Kyle Workman finishing with a winning time of 3:59.71
Freshman Joe Szczupakiewicz notched his first victory at MSU in the 800 freestyle with a time of 8:46.95.
In the women’s 200 freestyle, senior Hannah Pugh came away victorious clocking in at 2:13.24, followed by freshman Haley Kornburger in second at 2:14.17. Freshman Lachie McLeish won on the men’s side with a time of 1:55.95, and also won the 100 freestyle, clocking in at 53.79.
In the women’s 50 freestyle, Lacy won at 28.02. In the men’s 50 freestyle, junior Jacob Moore took first place with a time of 24.26.
Freshman Connor Lamb also received his first taste of victory at MSU, winning the men’s 200 IM with a time of 2:15.10.
The Spartans took two victories on the day in the 200 butterfly. Junior Elizabeth Brown won on the women’s side with a time of 2:22.30, while freshman Alex Duffy came in first in the men’s race with a time of 2:11.28.
In the 200 breaststroke, junior Marina Borri took first place on the women’s side, finishing at 2:48.62. Kandt won the men’s 200 breaststroke, finishing at 2:29.34.
The Spartans finished the day taking first in the men’s 400 freestyle medley. The team of Workman, McLeish, Trompke, and freshman Nick Leshok with a time of 3:36.84.
The Spartans return back to action on Friday at 4 p.m. as they start Big Ten competition against Iowa at McCaffree Pool.