Jan. 17, 2009
ROCHESTER, Mich. -
Competing for the second time in the last two days, the Notre Dame men's swimming and diving team dropped a 161.5-137.5 decision at Oakland on Saturday. With the loss at the OU Aquatic Center, the Irish (3-6) have now dropped three consecutive dual meets heading into next week's Shamrock Invitational at the Rolfs Aquatic Center.
200 Medley Relay: A few Irish lineup shifts on the day became evident in the meet's first race ... Bill Bauman, Marshall Sherman, Patrick Augustyn and David Anderson teamed for the bronze in 1:35.97 ... Jeff Wood, Joseph Raycroft, Colin Francesco and Danny Lutkus (1:38.38) were fourth.
1,000 Free: Michael Sullivan (9:36.29) and MacKenzie LeBlanc (9:42.90) were first and second, respectively ... B.J. Roth touched sixth in 10:29.65.
200 Free: John Lytle tacked on a win to his resume in 1:40.91 ... next for the Irish was Steven Brus (1:43.64), who was fourth.
100 Back: Bauman (51.91) was Notre Dame's highest finisher ... he was third, and Christopher Wills (53.18) was fourth.
100 Breast: Behind four Grizzlies, Joseph Raycroft (1:00.62), Daniel Rave (1:00.96), Marshall Sherman (1:02.20) and Brian Maloy (1:03.74) placed for the Irish.
200 Fly: Patrick Augustyn
sped through in 1:56.13 ... Brus took fifth with a 1:57.23.
50 Free: Lytle placed third in 21.35 ... Thomas Van Volkenburg (22.01) was behind Lytle, and he was trailed by Andrew Hoffman (22.02).
1-meter Diving: Caleb Dunnichay (320.40) scored first-place points for the visitors ... he was followed in the standings by Wesley Villaflor (314.32), Michael Bulfin (311.32) and Nathan Geary (280.87).
100 Free: Lytle came through in first with a 45.93 after a 50-yard 22.37 ... Hoffman was fifth overall in 47.46.
200 Back: Sullivan (1:52.25) was third and Joshua Nosal (1:55.46) was fifth ... Jeff Wood (1:58.11) placed sixth.
200 Breast: A pair of Irish swimmers took the first two spots, with Rave (2:07.59) and Raycroft (2:10.67) topping the group.
500 Free: Brus (4:39.24) was nearly five seconds ahead of second-place swimmer Andrew Deters (4:44.23) ... Ryan Belecanech (4:47.26) was third.
100 Fly: In second was LeBlanc (51.45) ... Augustyn (52.86) placed fourth and Van Volkenburgh (53.08) was fifth.
3-meter Diving: Bulfin dove his way into first with 360.52 points ... Lex (359.47), Dunnichay (316.72) and Geary (310.50) were in close pursuit.
200 Individual Medley: Bauman (1:56.22) was second overall with Sullivan (1:56.71) taking fourth.
200 Free Relay: Lytle, David Anderson, Lutkus and Hoffman (1:24.76) powered the Irish to silver honors.