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    Nov. 21, 1997

    Notre Dame Improves to 5-1 with Wins Over Air Force and West Virginia

    NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Notre Dame's men's swimming and diving team improved to 5-1 with a pair of dual-meet wins over West Virginia and Air Force Friday at the Rolfs Aquatic Centers. The Irish beat Air Force 131-110 and downed West Virginia 151.5-73.5. Notre Dame won five of the first six events to breakaway early in the meet.

    Chris Fugate, Steele Whowell, Ryan Verlin and Ron Royer started off the meet with a win in the 400 medley relay in 3:31.07. Freshman James Scott-Browne shattered his own school record of 9:35.93 by winning the 1000 freestyle in 9:25.74. Ron Royer and Scott Zumbach followed Scott-Browne with wins in the 50 freestyle and 200 individual medley. Scott-Browne also won the 500 freestyle in 4:39.94 with teammate John Lubker just behind at 4:39.94.

    Herb Huesman was a double winner in both the one-meter and three-meter diving events, including the eighth-best three-meter diving performance in Irish history of 319.87. Fugate won the 200 backstroke in 1:54.63.

    The Irish return to the pool when they play host to the Notre Dame Invitational Dec. 4-6, at Rolfs Aquatic Center.

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