Eastern Michigan vs. Xavier

CINCINNATI, Ohio, January 13. THE Eastern Michigan University men's and women's swimming and diving teams took a dual meet with Xavier University Friday, Jan. 13. The Eagle women scored 110 to the Musketeers 90. In the men's meet the Green and White topped Xavier 105-97.

Briana Emig took the 1,000 Freestyle and 500 Freestyle events with a time of 10:18.58 and 5:08.29. She later picked up a second place finish in the 200-yard IM at 2:09.51. Wesley Blassneck placed second in the 1,000 Freestyle and 500 Freestyle, completing the distances in 10:34.73 and 5:14.30.

In the 200 Freestyle, the Eagles took the top-three spots with Monica Dorszewski leading the way at 1:55.71, while Helena Tolic and Sam Partridge took second and third. In the 50 Freestyle, Sara Ghaffari took second at 25.06, while Meghan Richardson and Samantha Nameth took third and fourth at 25.44 and 25.57.

The 200 IM was taken by EMU's Jessie Godlewski at 2:08.34, while Lauren Kalinosky took third at 2:13.18. The 100 Butterfly was one of the Green and White's top events as it took the top-two slots. Jackie Swartz took first in 57.65 and Richardson was second after touching the wall in 58.77.

Godlewski and Nameth showed their versatility taking first and second in the 100 Freestyle as well. Godlewski finished in 53.17, while Nameth swam the distance in 54.87.

The Eagles took second and third in the 200 yard medley, while dropping the 200 Freestyle Relay to the Musketeers.

Franco Petrone opened up the individual races by taking the 1,000 Freestyle at 9:40.45 and Gilles Renard was just behind him in taking third after completing the distance in 9:54.03. Rickard Linder also took a top-five spot, finishing in 10:05.37, good for fifth.

Brian Moore took the top-spot in the 200 Freestyle with a 1:43.16, while Matt Zavislak and Sean Tento finished third and fourth at 1:44.66 and 1:45.28, respectively. Oded Ivry and Gus Everson were in the top-three for the 50 Freestyle, going second and third.

Jacob Hanson led the way in the 200 IM with a 1:53.73, while his teammates Mike Swain and Troy Esentan went third and fourth. Swain completed the race in 1:56.70 and Esentan hit the wall in 1:58.41.

Michael Kinross and Tom Coates were able to take top-three spots in the 100 Butterfly for EMU, finishing second and third. Kinross took a time of 52.40, while Coates right on his tail at 53.38. Ivry and Moore continued their success in their shorter races by going first and second in the 100 Freestyle. Ivry took first in 47.58, while Moore went the distance in 47.84.

Hanson took his second first place finish of the day when he won the 100 Backstroke. He touched the wall in 50.99, while Justin Duong completed the same distance in 53.22 which was good for third place in the race.

Petrone took another race in the 500 Freestyle with a 4:38.70 and Esentan followed suit with a second place finish in the 500.

Esentan was able to complete the distance in 4:39.24, while Tento was able to take the third spot in the 500 Freestyle with a 4:48.98.

The EMU men's team was able to take second and third in the 200 Medley. The second place team of Hanson, Esentan, Kinross and Zavislak completed the race in 1:35.56.

The Eagles will spend the night in Cincinnati, Ohio and take on Cincinnati and Louisville tomorrow, Jan. 14.

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