Junior John Nappi won the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 15:48.15 Friday night at Purdue
Junior John Nappi won the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 15:48.15 Friday night at Purdue

Nov. 1, 2013


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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame men’s swimming and diving team picked up eight top-two finishes Friday night but was unable maintain the momentum of a fast start, dropping a 206-94 dual meet decision to Purdue at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center.

Senior All-American Frank Dyer (200 freestyle) and junior John Nappi (1,650 freestyle) were each event winners for the No. 22 Irish. Nappi logged a swim of 15:48.15 in the mile for a four-second victory over teammate Kevin Hughes (15:52.19) and the first Notre Dame win of the meet. Dyer touched the wall in 1:38.64 during the 200 free to edge Purdue’s Filip Bujoczek by a mere .14 (1:38.78).

Dyer narrowly missed winning his second race of the competition during the 500 freestyle, tapping the pad in 4:30.26 to finish just off the pace of Bujoczek (4:30.16).

The Notre Dame ‘B’ entry in the 200 medley relay of Matthew Buerger, Colin Babcock, Jack Cobain and Patrick Olson registered a time of 1:32.73 in the opening race of the night to claim runner-up honors.

Junior All-American Zach Stephens narrowly missed an NCAA B-cut in the 100 breaststroke, logging a time of 55.45 in a second-place effort behind Purdue’s Lyam Dias. Dias and Stephens went one-two again in the 200 breast, with Stephens touching the wall in 2:00.21 for his second silver medal of the meet.

Junior James McEldrew registered a 200 backstroke time of 1:50.54 to lead four Notre Dame swimmers in the event, securing runner-up honors behind Boilermaker Guillermo Blanco (1:48.82).

In his second career start, freshman diver Joseph Coumos brought home a pair of silver finishes off both the 1 and 3-meter boards. Coumos scored 363.60 points off the 1-meter board to narrowly place behind Purdue’s Layne Rogers (365.55), before finishing just behind Rogers in the 3-meter event thanks to a 368.93 total.

Notre Dame returns to dual meet competition on Nov. 9 for tri-dual racing with Virginia Tech and host Pittsburgh. The meet will start at 11 a.m. (ET) at Trees Pool in Pittsburgh, Pa.


200 Medley Relay: The Notre Dame ‘C’ relay squad of Bertie Nel, Joshua Choi, Broderick Kelley and Reed Fujan claimed fourth place with a team time of 1:36.26. The ‘D’ entry of Michael Scheid, Andrew Jensen, Matthew DeBlasio and Nicholas Sim posted an exhibition swim of 1:39.17.

1,650 Free: Brennan Jacobsen gave the Irish a third top-five finisher in the event, placing fifth with a time of 16:07.90. Co-captain Patrick Murphy chipped in an exhibition time of 16:50.77.

200 Free: Trent Jackson earned fourth place honors with a time of 1:42.03. Michael Hudspith was right behind in the fifth position after an effort of 1:42.31. Joe Petrone clocked a time of 1:43.23 in an exhibition run.

100 Back: Bogac Ayhan led all Notre Dame swimmers with a third place time of 51.39. Tom Anderson (51.81) was fifth, followed by Buerger (52.00, seventh) and Nel (52.80 in an exhibition swim).

100 Breast: Cameron Miller tapped the wall in third place with a time of 55.71 to give the Irish a pair of podium finishers. Co-captain Colin Babcock (56.30) placed fourth.

200 Fly: Kevin Bradley led Notre Dame in fourth place following a swim of 1:52.14. Fujan (1:54.33, fifth), Kelley (1:56.22, sixth) and Jensen (1:56.48) also represented the Irish in the event.

50 Free: Olson recorded a time of 21.55 for fourth place, while Sim followed close behind in fifth (21.87).

100 Free: Babcock took third after clocking a 46.71, with Jackson (47.27, sixth), Hudspith (47.37, seventh) and Fujan (47.49).

200 Back: Anderson touched in right behind McEldrew with a third place time of 1:50.83. Shane McKenzie swam the course in 1:54.63 to finish in sixth.

200 Breast: Miller added another third place time of 2:04.90. Olson came in fifth following a time of 2:06.21.

500 Free: DeBlasio (4:40.34, sixth place) and Petrone (4:41.99, seventh place) finished behind the runner-up Dyer. Jacobsen added an exhibition swim of 4:43.70.

100 Fly: Ayhan posted a time of 52.55 for fifth place, Kelley a 52.57 for sixth place and Buerger a 52.74 for seventh place.

400 IM: Anderson was the leading Notre Dame swimmer after posting a time of 4:01.58 (fourth place). Bradley (4:03.19, fifth), Nappi (4:03.97, sixth) and McEldrew (4:06.28) also competed for the Irish.

200 Free Relay: The Notre Dame ‘B’ entry of Olson, Buerger, Hudspith and Jackson placed fourth with a time of 1:26.02.

1-Meter Dive: Nick Nemetz placed sixth place with a total score of 305.85 off the 1-meter board. Michael Kreft placed eighth following a score of 287.25.

3-Meter Dive: Kreft was the next Notre Dame finisher behind Coumos, tallying a combined 348.53. Nemetz was again sixth with a score of 314.40.




Purdue Stings No. 22 Irish 206-94

Event Calendar

October 9
5:00 PM
Dennis Stark Relays
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 30
5:00 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
November 6
5:00 PM
Pittsburgh/ Virginia Tech
Christiansburg, Va. (Christiansburg Aquatic Center)
November 7
10:00 AM
Pittsburgh/ Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Christiansburg Aquatic Center)
November 20
All Day
Boilermaker Invitational
West Lafayette, Ind. (Boilermaker Aquatic Center)
November 21
All Day
Boilermaker Invitational
West Lafayette, Ind. (Boilermaker Aquatic Center)
November 22
All Day
Boilermaker Invitational
West Lafayette, Ind. (Boilermaker Aquatic Center)

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