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    Swimming Ends Successful Crusade At Valparaiso, 130-70

    FIGHTING IRISH Notre Dame won its second road meet in three tries on the season when it stroked by Valpo on Saturday.
    FIGHTING IRISH
    Notre Dame won its second road meet in three tries on the season when it stroked by Valpo on Saturday.
    FIGHTING IRISH

    Nov. 5, 2011

    Complete Results

    VALPARAISO, Ind. - Competing in its third straight dual meet away from home, the Notre Dame men's swimming team captured a 130-70 non-conference win over Valparaiso Saturday at the Valparaiso Athletics-Recreation Center pool.

    The dual meet was just the second - and first in over 20 years - between Notre Dame (4-2) and Valparaiso. Notre Dame has now won each of the two matchups with the Crusaders.

    Notre Dame stays on the road for another week as it continues a four-meet trek away from home at 1:00 p.m. (ET) on Nov. 12 at BIG EAST Conference rival Louisville.

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    200 Medley Relay: First-place honors went to the quartet of Kevin Rahill, Joshua Choi, Jack Donovan and Christopher Johnson in 3:34.83.

    1,000 Free: Tapping in first was Wesley Mullins (10:00.12), who was followed by Patrick Murphy in 10:02.85.

    200 Free: John Williamson took gold in 1:45.87 in front of second-place finisher Jonathan Whitcomb (1:50.60).

    50 Free: Johnson posted a 21.46 in his exhibition swim, which would have been good enough for first-place points.

    200 Individual Medley: The top three honors went to Choi (1:58.07), Patrick Sullivan (2:00.45) and Marshall Sherman (2:03.98).

    200 Fly: Matt DeBlasio treated himself to a first-place finish in 1:58.99 ... close behind in second and third places, respectively, were Conor Evans (1:59.16) and Jack Donovan (2:02.77).

     

     

    100 Free: Williamson did the deed in 49.27 to win the event.

    200 Back: Sullivan (1:56.36), Sherman (1:56.99) and Rahill (2:08.07) combined to make it a clean sweep for the Irish.

    500 Free: Murphy (4:51.91) teamed with Whitcomb (4:59.90) for a clean 1-2 finish in favor of the visitors ... not to be left out of the action, Mullins' 5:01.31 was good enough for third overall.

    200 Breast: Tylor Gauger went through things in 2:14.20 to finish first as DeBlasio used 2:20.76 off the clock to tap in for second.

    400 Free Relay: The race's fastest performance (3:19.83) came from Notre Dame's exhibition unit of Murphy, Rahill, Donovan and Evans.

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