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NCAA Div. I: Michigan State Sweeps Toledo -- November 14, 2001

TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 14. THE Michigan State men's and women's swimming and diving teams swept another Mid-American Conference team Tuesday at the University of Toledo. The Spartan women won 192-108, while the men escaped with a six-point victory, 153-147.


Working on a three meet win streak, the women won 13 events to defeat Toledo 192-108. The 200 yard medley relay team, consisting of junior Kathryn Duncombe (Erie, Pa.), freshman Jessica Henning (Sandusky, Ohio), junior Heather Wellings (Simpsonville, S.C.), and freshman Alicia Copestick (East Liverpool, Ohio), set a new pool record by .67 seconds, touching in 1:48.55.

Copestick contributed to another relay win with the 400-yard free relay (3:35.11) as well as winning two individual events, the 50-yard free (24.51) and the 100-yard free (53.39).

Senior Ildiko Szekely (Budapest, Hungary) also guided the Spartans, winning the 100-yard butterfly (57.40) and the 200 fly (2:05.00).

Senior Carly Weiden (Kentwood, Mich.) swept both women's 1-meter and 3-meter boards.


On the men's side, senior Aaron Mahaney (Easton, Pa.) captured first in the 200-yard fly (1:55.34) as well as third in the 1000-yard freestyle (9:39.73).

Junior Dave Sloan (Pittsburgh, Pa.) took first in the 100-yard (59.69) breaststroke and third in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:11.67) and 200-yard individual medley (1:57.95).

Freshman Justin Laskowski (Bay City, Mich.) took first in the men's 1-meter dive.

Head coach Jim Lutz remarked, "The women swam well throughout the meet. Toledo had a really strong men's team, but we came back and won it in the end."