先週末はNorthwestern UniversityでTYR Conference Cupが行われました。金曜日から三日間の大会です。
1) Ruhland, Garrett 20 21.03
2) Rogers, Mark 21 21.06
3) Koba, Sho 21 21.08
4) Tuse, Jonathan 18 21.70
1) LaRocque, Jon 20 23.64-49.15
2) Puskaric, Kevin 19 25.56-54.23
3) Poteete, Marcus 22 22.29-47.94
4) Koba, Sho 21 21.48-45.09(23.61)
1) Schmitt, Joe 20 22.82 47.76 1:13.31 1:39.07
2) Massman, Matt 20 22.55 48.38 1:15.28 1:41.68
3) Schramm, Mark 19 22.33 47.85 1:14.63 1:41.37
4) Koba, Sho 21 23.04-48.71(24.67)-1:14.74(26.03)-1:40.69(25.95)
1) Schmitt, Joe 20 21.43 44.88
2) Ruhland, Garrett 20 21.25 45.05
3) Koba, Sho 21 21.24-44.35(23.11)
4) Massman, Matt 20 21.08-44.37
Spartans Break Records on First Day of TYR Sport Conference Cup
Nov. 21, 2008
EVANSTON, Ill. - The Michigan State swimming and diving teams each turned in strong performances on day one of the TYR Sport Conference Cup in Evanston, Ill. on Friday (Nov. 21) night. After day one of the three team invitational, the MSU men's team is just four points out of first place with a total of 405 points. The women's team is also in second place with 414.5 points. Northwestern leads both the men's and women's competitions with 409 and 501.5, respectively.
Several swimmers headlined the Spartans' effort as senior Heather Kiluk, junior Jon LaRocque and the women's 400 medley relay team all set new varsity records. Kiluk won the 200 Yard IM with a time of 2:02.44 - breaking her pervious best, and school record, of 2:04.20. The women's 400 medley relay team of sophomores Stephanie Fisher and Becca Ebner, freshman Kerry Sodonis and junior Erinn Wertz closed out the evening with second place finish but their time of 3:45.80 set new school record.
"It was great, mainly because they had such good splits," said MSU head coach Matt Gianiodis. "I was here when the last record was broken so it is impressive."
The Spartans swept the 200 free relays as both the men's and women's teams placed first. Wertz, Fisher, senior Julie Kahn and junior Kara Wackerle swam the event for the women's team while LaRocque, senior Marcus Poteete and juniors Joe Schmitt and Matt Massman competed for the men.
In the morning session, LaRocque swam a 20.13 in the 50 free which broke the previous best mark of 20.17, set in 1990 by Mark Lisenby. Massman won the 50 free finals with a time of 20.44.
Poteete posted his best swim ever in the 200 IM and took second place with a time of 1:49.68. Schmitt also turned in a first place performance with a mark of 25.33 in the 50 yard breaststroke.
Another solid swim came courtesy of sophomore Alison Johnson, who cut close to seven seconds off her 500 free time to qualify for the Spartans' training trip.
"What Alison did really embodies what our whole team is about," said Gianiodis. "She really did a nice job tonight. We had great swims all over the place."
The three teams - MSU, Northwestern and Kenyon - will be back in action tomorrow with the prelims beginning at 11 a.m. EST and the finals beginning at 6 p.m. EST.
Spartans Continue Success at TYR Conference Cup
Nov. 22, 2008
EVANSTON, Ill. - The Michigan State swimming and diving teams competed on Saturday (Nov. 22) in day two of the TYR Conference Cup along with Northwestern and Kenyon College. After 30 events, the men's team stands in second place with 816 points while the women's team also stands in second with 879.5 points.
"We are swimming really well now," said MSU head coach Matt Gianiodis. "The kids have really worked hard and we have invested a lot in our training and right now it is paying off. It's been a seven or eight month training process so, it is good to see."
For the second straight day, junior Jon LaRocque broke a school record. A day after breaking the 18-year-old MSU 50 free record, LaRocque set a new mark in the 100 back with a time of 48.55. Senior Marcus Poteete also set a new school record for the second consecutive day with a time of 47.01 in the 100 butterfly.
"Marcus and Jon are swimming as well as anyone else in the country right now," Gianiodis said.
LaRocque and Poteete, along with Joe Schmitt and Matt Massman, kicked off the evening winning the 200 medley relay and set not only a new school record but a new pool record. The Spartans' time of 1:27.85 was over three seconds faster than second-place Northwestern.
Sophomore kevin Puskaric turned in a first-place performance in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 54.78 which is good for second on the MSU all-time list.
On the women's side, sophomore Stephanie Fisher touched the wall in 55.45 in the 100 backstroke which was good for first place.
The Spartan women divers swept the top four spots on the three-meter board. Freshman Sarah Clay (314.18) took first, followed by senior Danielle Williams (302.10), senior Alycia Mokedanz (276.98) and freshman Andrea Blohm (270.07).
Junior David Garry placed second on the three-meter with a score of 327.30.
The teams will wrap up the competition tomorrow with the finals at 4 p.m. EST.
Spartan Swimmers Close Out TYR Conference Cup With Strong Performances
Nov. 23, 2008
EVANSTON, Ill. - The Spartan swimming and diving teams completed the final day of competition at the TYR Conference Cup in Evanston, Ill., on Sunday (Nov. 23) afternoon. The men's team took second with a final point total of 1211 while the women's team also placed second with a final three-day total of 1259.5. Northwestern won both the men's and women's competitions while Kenyon College placed third.
"The biggest thing from this weekend is that we established a baseline," said MSU head coach Matt Gianiodis. "I'm curious to see how we respond in our training in the next few weeks. We swam great, so I'm happy and I think our team is as well."
Sophomore kevin Puskaric continued his dominance in the weekend's breaststroke events on Sunday by setting a new school record in the 200. Puskaric, who won the 100 breaststroke on Saturday with the second-fastest time in school history, broke the school record on Sunday in the 200 with a time of 1:57.09 which was over six seconds faster than the second-place finisher.
Junior Joe Schmitt, who was part of the school and pool-record setting 200 medley relay team on Saturday, posted the program's third fastest time in the 100 freestyle on Sunday with a time of 44.64. Junior Garrett Ruhland and Sho Koba completed the Spartan sweep of the top three spots in the event with times of 45.30 and 45.41, respectively.
Junior Jon LaRocque, who broke two school records in the first two days of the meet, finished strong on Sunday by taking first in the 50 backstroke with time of 23.08. Fellow junior Gabe Strickler followed in second place with a time of 23.27.
Michael VanBeek placed first in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 15:46.70.
Sophomore Becca Ebner continues to pace the Spartans this season in the butterfly events as she again won the 200 fly on Sunday with a time of 2:02.82. Junior Erinn Wertz won the 100 freestyle in 51.90 - just .16 ahead of second-place finisher Laura Leslie.
Both the MSU men's and women's swimming and diving teams will return to action on Dec. 13 when it hosts Ball State at 2 p.m.