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2月8日に行われたMichigan Universityとの対抗戦です。

23.43-48.78 (25.35)-1:14.12 (25.34)-1:39.20 (25.08) 今シーズンベスト

22.74-46.71 (23.97)

1) Ruhland, Garrett D 20   21.54
2) Koba, Sho Z 21     43.03 (21.49)                
3) Schramm, Mark A 19  1:04.12 (21.09) 
4) Rogers, Mark A 21   1:25.35 (21.23)   



Men's Swimming and Diving Falls to Michigan in Final Dual Meet of Season

Marcus Poteete's 48.97 in the 100 fly broke a pool record.

Feb. 8, 2009


EAST LANSING, Mich. - In its final dual meet of the season, the MSU men's swimming and diving team fell to third-ranked Michigan, 176-109, Sunday (Feb. 8) afternoon at McCaffree Pool. It was the final home meet for four Spartan seniors- Krysztof Olszewski, Marcus Poteete, Mark Rogers and Michael VanBeek.

"I thought our guys competed really hard," said MSU head coach Matt Gianiodis. "Michigan is a very good team. I was a little disappointed with our relays because I thought we would be a little quicker. Overall, it was a good meet for us and we'll see what we can do in a few weeks at the Big Ten Championships."

The most exciting event of the day was the 100 butterfly which saw two swims break a 27-year-old pool record held by Mark Spitz. The Spartans' Poteete finished second with a 48.97 while Michigan's Chris Brady set the new pool mark with a time of 47.70. The previous pool record set in 1972 by Spitz was 49.31.

"I thought Marcus swam great," Gianiodis said. "When it gets time for him to perform, he usually does really well."

In the next event, the Spartans' Sho Koba was just touched out in the 200 freestyle by the Wolverines' Matt Patton (1:38.79). Koba also had a second-place performance in the 100 free with a time of 46.71.

Colby Ward turned in another strong swim in the 1650 - posting a time of 15:50.86 which was good for second place.

Ricky Forrest posted the first Spartan win of the afternoon when he swam a 1:51.80 in the 200 butterfly. Sophomore kevin Puskaric followed with another top finish in the 200 breaststroke. Puskaric's time of 2:00.27 was just over a second slower than his pool record set one year ago.

On the boards, the Spartans Brian Akers scored a 260.55 in the one meter and 264.90 on the three meter board - both good for third place.

The Spartans (3-6) will next compete at the Big Ten Championships, Feb. 26-28, in Ann Arbor.                   


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