Eastern Michigan Leads After First Day of MAC Men's Swimming and Diving Championships

Updated 3/4/2004

March 4, 2004

YPSILANTI, Mich. - After the first day of competition on Thursday at the MAC Men's Swimming and Diving Championships at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich., the hosting Eagles have a comfortable lead over second-place Ohio, thanks in part to the success of their relay teams.

In the first event of the evening, the 200 freestyle relay, EMU nipped second-place finisher Ohio by one-tenth of a second. Adam Cook, Kevin Joyce, Doug Fleming and David Ruch edged out the Bobcats on the final two legs of the relay, winning with a time of 1:22.23.

In the evening's next event, the 500 freestyle, EMU's Jason Piercey outswam the nearest competitor by over three seconds and posted an NCAA B qualifying time with a 4:25.37.

Eastern Michigan's success continued in the 200 individual medley, as Dan Wohl finished first with a time of 1:49.55, good for NCAA B standards.

MAC Swimmer of the Week (Nov. 4) Andrew Keefe of Miami conquered the field in the 50 free, tabbing a time of 20.52.

In the one-meter diving event, Miami's Peter Donahue posted a six-dive total of 308.35, good for top honors.

Wrapping up the night's competition was the 200 medley relay, and host EMU was back on top as the quartet of Doug Fleming, John Bartlet, David Ruch and Dan Wohl took first with a time of 3:19.85.

While EMU has a sizable lead over second-place Ohio, the race for third place is tight as only one point separates Ball State and Miami. Teams will continue to jockey for standings on Friday when the preliminaries begin at noon and the final heats at 7 p.m. at Jones Natatorium in Ypsilanti, Mich.

Day One Standings
1. Eastern Michigan - 294 2. Ohio - 200 3. Ball State - 176 4. Miami - 175 5. Buffalo - 102

Licensed to Eastern Michigan University Hy-Tek's Meet Manager 3/4/2004 08:59 PM
                   Men's MAC Swimming & Diving Championships
                  Thursday March 6 to Saturday March 8. 2004
                                    Results

Event 1 Men 200 Yard Freestyle Relay =============================================================================== Pool: * 1:20.79 1999 Eastern Michigan Meet: ! 1:20.07 1997 Toledo MAC: # 1:19.79 1997 Toledo NCAA Auto: & 1:18.47 NCAA Cons: % 1:20.82 School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Eastern Michigan 'A' 1:23.90 1:22.23 40 1) Fleming, Doug JR 2) Cook, Adam SR 3) Joyce, Kevin SO 4) Ruch, David SR 21.03 20.63 20.57 20.00 2 Ohio 'A' 1:26.31 1:22.33 34 1) Shelby, Mike JR 2) Jupp, Donald SO 3) Wuttig, Jan JR 4) Folt, Jason SR 20.99 20.28 20.47 20.59 3 Ball State 'A' 1:24.82 1:22.62 32 1) Leer, Kurtis SO 2) Schum, Josh SO 3) Willer, Josh JR 4) Goodrich, Erik SR 21.01 20.87 20.73 20.01 4 Miami 'A' 1:27.16 1:26.16 30 1) Marcy, Justin FR 2) Grubb, John JR 3) Carroll, Pat SO 4) O'Rourke, Brian SO 21.73 21.55 21.61 21.27 5 Buffalo 'A' 1:26.73 1:26.59 28 1) Gatley, Kevin SO 2) Lizauckas, Tony SR 3) Cahill, Ryan FR 4) Schwartz, Erik JR 21.91 21.98 22.40 20.30

Event 2 Men 500 Yard Freestyle =============================================================================== Pool: * 4:21.47 2002 Peter Vanderkaay - Michigan Meet: ! 4:23.04 1998 Mark Leonard-Eastern Michigan MAC: # 4:22.04 1998 Mark Leonard-Eastern Michigan NCAA Auto: & 4:19.63 NCAA Cons: % 4:27.41 Name Year School Prelims Finals Points =============================================================================== A - Final 1 Piercey, Jason FR Eastern 4:26.26 4:25.37% 20 23.58 25.76 26.26 26.83 26.70 26.93 27.05 27.13 27.65 27.48 2 Hill, Steven FR Eastern 4:31.62 4:28.38 17 25.03 26.99 27.19 27.46 27.67 27.31 27.36 27.00 27.10 25.27 3 Ricard, Paul FR Miami 4:30.68 4:28.52 16 24.65 26.53 26.78 27.29 27.10 27.44 27.60 27.35 27.33 26.45 4 Palmer, Jonathan SR Ohio 4:33.00 4:31.06 15 24.81 26.59 27.17 27.47 27.73 27.62 27.82 27.77 27.68 26.40 5 Conger, Matt JR Eastern 4:38.38 4:36.93 14 25.52 27.58 27.64 27.97 28.28 28.29 28.07 28.11 27.91 27.56 6 Krasula, Jason JR Miami 4:39.97 4:37.06 13 25.41 27.64 28.14 28.36 28.13 28.36 28.38 28.24 27.98 26.42 7 Flecher, Eric SR Ohio 4:39.80 4:38.67 12 25.07 27.09 27.65 28.39 28.75 28.44 28.32 28.51 28.19 28.26 8 Stetson, Brett SO Ohio 4:40.23 4:43.71 11 25.39 27.43 28.15 28.67 28.70 28.44 29.05 29.04 29.60 29.24 B - Final 9 Yager, Jon JR Buffalo 4:43.41 4:39.74 9 24.99 27.50 28.29 28.38 28.56 28.80 28.87 28.65 28.60 27.10 10 Bounds, Ryan SR Ball State 4:41.70 4:40.07 7 25.67 27.39 28.04 28.30 28.48 28.54 28.52 28.94 28.46 27.73 11 Guibord, Dan JR Miami 4:40.89 4:40.19 6 25.94 27.93 28.30 28.75 28.54 28.60 28.69 28.46 28.10 26.88 12 Sy, Mark JR Buffalo 4:40.74 4:40.20 5 24.71 27.42 28.03 28.66 28.87 29.22 28.61 29.06 28.52 27.10 13 Lullo, Jim SO Ball State 4:40.66 4:44.54 4 24.38 27.22 28.08 28.49 28.86 29.24 29.31 29.42 29.81 29.73 14 Suter, Jamie SO Ohio 4:42.44 4:45.84 3 25.60 27.71 28.42 28.90 29.20 29.43 29.43 29.05 29.32 28.78 15 Hui, Dustin JR Buffalo 4:55.04 4:48.75 2 26.26 27.95 28.04 28.61 29.20 29.57 29.78 30.02 30.01 29.31

Event 3 Men 200 Yard IM =============================================================================== Pool: * 1:48.62 1999 Kevin Northup-Miami Meet: ! 1:48.60 1999 Kevin Northup-Miama MAC: # 1:47.56 1999 Kevin Northup-Miami NCAA Auto: & 1:46.69 NCAA Cons: % 1:49.89 Name Year School Prelims Finals Points =============================================================================== A - Final 1 Wohl, Dan FR Eastern 1:51.60 1:49.55% 20 24.28 28.77 31.16 25.34 2 Bublitz, Joe JR Eastern 1:52.73 1:51.36 17 24.74 28.66 32.13 25.83 3 Bartlet, John SR Eastern 1:52.75 1:51.59 16 24.59 29.04 31.31 26.65 4 Hronsky, Branislav SR Eastern 1:53.81 1:53.09 15 24.95 28.12 32.36 27.66 5 Ciesielski, Andrew SO Eastern 1:52.39 1:53.20 14 24.19 28.44 33.82 26.75 6 Pekarovic, Ondrej JR Eastern 1:54.50 1:54.00 13 25.14 29.51 32.46 26.89 7 Revere, Jason SR Ball State 1:53.29 1:54.20 12 24.89 29.18 32.63 27.50 8 Bey, Matthew SO Ohio 1:53.71 1:54.58 11 23.92 28.80 34.27 27.59 B - Final 9 Konopka, Adam FR Ball State 1:55.68 1:53.78 9 24.90 28.12 33.81 26.95 10 Schwartz, Erik JR Buffalo 1:56.34 1:54.30 7 24.48 28.58 33.40 27.84 11 Caudill, Ritchie SO Ball State 1:55.83 1:54.86 6 25.24 29.68 32.75 27.19 12 Mallory, Kyle JR Eastern 1:54.71 1:54.94 5 25.08 28.43 33.54 27.89 13 Hurst, Jeff SO Buffalo 1:57.03 1:55.39 4 24.69 28.50 35.23 26.97 14 Carroll, Pat SO Miami 1:56.65 1:56.51 3 25.20 29.54 35.75 26.02 15 Pater, Mike SR Miami 1:56.61 1:57.30 2 25.07 30.86 33.16 28.21 16 O'Rourke, Brian SO Miami 1:57.47 1:57.34 1 25.09 30.69 34.80 26.76

Event 4 Men 50 Yard Freestyle =============================================================================== Pool: * 19.74 1999 Brennan Warren-Miami Meet: ! 19.57 1999 Brennan Warren-Miami MAC: # 19.57 1999 Brennan Warren-Miami NCAA Auto: & 19.74 NCAA Cons: % 20.33 Name Year School Prelims Finals Points =============================================================================== A - Final 1 Keefe, Andrew SR Miami 20.78 20.52 20 2 Jupp, Donald SO Ohio 20.98 20.79 17 3 Cook, Adam SR Eastern 21.05 20.93 16 4 Leer, Kurtis SO Ball State 21.01 20.96 15 5 Wuttig, Jan JR Ohio 21.06 21.04 14 6 Goodrich, Erik SR Ball State 21.04 21.12 13 7 Shelby, Mike JR Ohio 21.18 21.24 12 8 Schum, Josh SO Ball State 21.17 21.42 11 B - Final 9 Ruch, David SR Eastern 21.24 21.22 9 10 Joyce, Kevin SO Eastern 21.23 21.28 7 11 Folt, Jason SR Ohio 21.61 21.30 6 12 Hall, Zach JR Ball State 21.40 21.39 5 13 Willer, Josh JR Ball State 21.35 21.54 4 14 Sheets, Jeff JR Ball State 21.56 21.70 3 15 Henikman, John JR Eastern 21.49 21.94 2 16 Marcy, Justin FR Miami 21.67 22.03 1

Event 5 Men 1 mtr Diving =============================================================================== Pool: * 524.60 1987 Lee Michaud-Michigan Meet: ! 329.60 2000 Mark Bevington-Eastern Michiga MAC: # 356.00 2004 Peter Donohue-Miami Name Year School Prelims Finals Points =============================================================================== A - Final 1 Donohue, Peter JR Miami 305.90 308.35 20 2 Krichbaum, Robert SR Ohio 283.30 283.35 17 3 Lee, Patrick SO Buffalo 293.15 277.75 16 4 Plantz, Ryan JR Ball State 244.00 272.65 15 5 Cowmeadow, Ryan JR Eastern 263.90 270.40 14 6 Wade, Richard JR Ohio 250.25 258.45 13 7 Niehaus, Zach SO Miami 254.60 253.75 12 8 Olsen, Josh FR Eastern 253.80 244.70 11 9 Teske, Eric SO Miami 240.40 240.40 9 10 Whitaker, Zach FR Ball State 239.10 239.10 7 11 Kleinert, Nick SO Miami 234.35 234.35 6 12 Thome, Adam SR Ohio 231.35 231.35 5 13 Cherteiny, Ian JR Eastern 219.25 219.25 4 14 Taravella, Jim SR Buffalo 207.55 207.55 3 15 O'Brien, Brendan SO Miami 197.55 197.55 2 16 Hill, Fred SR Ball State 188.95 188.95 1

Event 6 Men 400 Yard Medley Relay =============================================================================== Pool: * 3:17.99 1992 Eastern Michigan Meet: ! 3:17.23 1998 Toledo MAC: # 3:17.23 1998 Toledo NCAA Auto: & 3:12.36 NCAA Cons: % 3:18.13 School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Eastern Michigan 'A' 3:25.33 3:19.85 40 1) Fleming, Doug JR 2) Bartlet, John SR 3) Ruch, David SR 4) Wohl, Dan FR 24.03 49.35 26.01 55.95 22.73 49.38 21.49 45.17 2 Miami 'A' 3:25.81 3:21.30 34 1) Krasula, Jason JR 2) Marshall, Griffin FR 3) Uhlenberg, Andy SR 4) Keefe, Andrew SR 24.75 50.76 25.55 55.87 23.22 50.53 20.67 44.14 3 Ball State 'A' 3:27.57 3:23.07 32 1) Hall, Zach JR 2) Willer, Josh JR 3) Revere, Jason SR 4) Leer, Kurtis SO 24.33 50.72 26.24 57.19 23.28 49.96 21.32 45.20 4 Ohio 'A' 3:35.06 3:25.32 30 1) Bey, Matthew SO 2) Ivey, Nick FR 3) Shelby, Mike JR 4) Flecher, Eric SR 25.19 52.92 26.14 56.94 23.08 49.89 21.41 45.57 5 Buffalo 'A' 3:29.70 3:28.57 28 1) Hurst, Jeff SO 2) Wells, Geoff JR 3) Sy, Mark JR 4) Gatley, Kevin SO 25.41 52.72 26.35 57.24 23.59 51.24 22.26 47.37