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Shamrock Invitational

1月23日24日に行われた大会です。Notre Dame、West Virginia、DenverとMSUの4校の対抗戦でした。

1) LaRocque, Jon 20 22.01   
2) Strickler, Gabe 20  21.63            
3) Koba, Sho 21  21.12
4) Rogers, Mark 21  21.45          

1) Strickler, Gabe 20  25.53    52.76
2) Bartlett, Cameron 18      27.68    59.96         
3) Koba, Sho 21  22.82    50.35(27.53) 
4) Massman, Matt 21     22.77    47.39            

1) Strickler, Gabe 20  24.82
2) Puskaric, Kevin 19   25.79            
3) Koba, Sho 21  22.83
4) Ruhland, Garrett 20   21.11          


1) Schmitt, Joe 20  24.09    50.08  1:16.66  1:43.39
2) Strickler, Gabe 20  23.72    50.42  1:17.44  1:44.66            
3) Koba, Sho 21  22.94-48.98(26.04)-1:15.66(26.68)-1:41.78(26.12)
4) Schramm, Mark 19  22.89    48.79  1:15.36  1:42.68       


1) Koba, Sho 21   22.12-45.55(23.43)
2) Schmitt, Joe 20 21.46 -45.45               
3) Schramm, Mark 19   21.93-45.88
4) LaRocque, Jon 20   21.78-47.05




Spartans Complete Session One at Shamrock Invitational

Stephanie Fisher competed in the 50 free for the Spartans

Jan. 23, 2009



The Michigan State swimming and diving teams competed at the first session of the Shamrock Invitational in South Bend, Ind., on Friday (Jan. 23). Denver and West Virginia, in addition to host Notre Dame, also competed.

"Stephanie Fisher and kevin Puskaric had great days," said MSU head coach Matt Gianiodis. "We dove fairly well today and we improved a little bit from last week. We're not there yet so we'll see what we can do tomorrow. That will be the key."

Early on, sophomore Ricky Forest placed fifth in the 500 free with a time of 4:35.63. Denver's Blake Worsley won the event with a time of 4:21.98, breaking former Spartan John Munley's nine-year-old pool record.

Senior Marcus Poteete recorded the men's team's highest individual finish of the day, taking fourth in the 200 IM and touching the wall in 1:52.13.

For the women, Fisher and senior Julie Kahn finished just .05 apart to take fourth and fifth place, respectively, in the 50 free. Junior Joe Schmitt posted a time of 21.31 in the 50 free to place fifth.

Senior Alycia Mokedanz led a trio of Spartans that finished in third, fourth and fifth places on the three-meter platform. Mokedanz scored at 290.40 to take third, while Classmate Danielle Williams scored a 283.95 and freshman Sarah Clay a 278.75 to finish in fourth and fifth place, respectively. Junior Dave Garry placed sixth on the one-meter board with a score of 285.45.

The men's and women's 400 medley relay teams closed out the day's events by each taking third place. The women's team of Fisher, freshman Kerry Sodonis, sophomore Becca Ebner and senior Heather Kiluk swam a 3:50.82 - missing second place by just .02. Junior Jon LaRocque, Puskaric, Poteete and Schmitt turned in a time of 3:23.98.

Saturday's early session will begin at 10 a.m. with the final session taking place at 5 p.m.

Swimming and Diving Finish Strong at Shamrock Invitational

Sho Koba had a pair of third-place finishes on Saturday.

Jan. 24, 2009

Complete Results

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - With stronger performances on day two, the Michigan State men's and women's swimming and diving teams wrapped up competition at the Shamrock Invitational on Saturday (Jan. 24) in South Bend, Ind. The women's team tied Denver at 181, defeated West Virginia (187-168) and fell to Notre Dame (259.5-106.5). The men's squad also downed the Mountaineers (200-168) but fell to Denver (225-142) and Notre Dame (232-138).

"We swam better today than yesterday and certainly better than last week," said MSU head coach Matt Gianiodis. "There is still a long way to go, but we had some kids that had some really good swims."

The men's 200 medley relay of Jon LaRocque, Joe Schmitt, Marcus Poteete and Matt Massman led off the morning session with a second-place finish and a time of 1:33.40.

In the 100 butterfly events, sophomore Becca Ebner turned in a time of 57.03 while Poteete posted a 49.64 on the men's side.

After junior Sho Koba and freshman Mark Schramm went three-four in the 200 freestyle with times of 1:41.64 and 1:42.20, respectively, a trio of Spartan women finished within .19 of one another in the 100 breaststroke. Laura DeFord (1:06.33), Sarah Biasello (1:06.37) and Kerry Sodonis (1:06.52) placed third, fourth and fifth in the event, respectively.

A pair of sophomores in kevin Puskaric and Stephanie Fisher then claimed the first Spartan victories of the day in back-to-back events. Puskaric took first in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 56.37 while Fisher won the 100 back in 56.77.

On the women's one-meter board, freshman Sarah Clay was the top performer; scoring a 270.45, which was good for third. Alycia Mokedanz (265.20) and Danielle Williams (264.75) followed in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

Fisher continued to swim well in the afternoon session by taking third place in the 200 back (2:05.20).

"Sho (Koba) and (Stephanie) Fisher were our top-two standouts today," said Gianiodis. "They did a great job. Kevin (Puskaric) winning his events was great, too."

Koba took third in the 100 free and was a part of the third-place 400 free relay team. Puskaric added his second first-place swim of the invitational in the 200 breaststroke (2:02.06), beating out Notre Dame's Daniel Rave by .79.

The women's team will jump back in the pool on Friday (Jan. 30) when it hosts Michigan in its last home meet of the season. The men's and women's teams will compete on Saturday (Jan.31) at Oakland.


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