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
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.