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NCAA Div. I Men: Aggies Down Spartans -- January 3, 2001

HONOLULU, Hawaii, Jan. 3. THE third-ranked Texas A&M men's swimming and diving team defeated Michigan State by a score of 136-102 in dual meet competition at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex on the campus
of the University of Hawaii on Tuesday.

"This is training time of the year for everyone," head men's swimming coach Mel Nash said. "It has been a while since our last competitive meet, so it was nice to get up and race."

The Aggies set the tone for the meet when they took the top three places in the 400-yard medley relay. Matt Rose, Zach Widener, Michael Greene and Alfred Mansour joined forces to swim a time of 3:26.51 good for first place.

In the 50-yard freestyle, Rose a freshman from lindsay, Ontario, took first place with a time of 21.11, while teammate Scott Mueller, a freshman from Mequon, Wisc., also took the top spot in the 400-yard
individual medley (4:05.97).

David Morrow, a senior from Norfolk, Neb., swam a time of 50.70 in the 100-yard butterfly good for first, while junior Riley Janes took first place in the 100-yard free with a time of 47.19.

In the 100-yard backstroke, Greene, a senior from Ogden, Utah, took the top spot with a time of 51.54. In the very next race, Patrick Dideum, a sophomore from Louisville, Colo., took first in the 500-yard free with a time of 4:36.93.

On the boards, Jesse Even, a junior from Willis, Texas, took first place on the one-meter springboard and third on the three-meter. Sophomore Adam Morgan took first place on the three-meter and second on the one-meter.