NCAA Div 1 Men: North Carolina Downs Notre Dame in Chapel Hill

CHAPEL HILL, N. C., October 21. EDDY Matkovic, Eric Poitras, Reid Owen and Tristan Davidson each won a pair of events and Patrick Woodruff notched his first ever collegiate dual meet individual win as the North Carolina men's swimming and diving team downed Notre Dame 183.5-111.5 at Koury Natatorium Tuesday afternoon.

The Tar Heels evened their record at 1-1 on the season while Notre Dame dropped its dual meet opener.

UNC notched wins in 13 of 16 events. Two event winners were Eddy Matkovic in the 100-yard backstroke and 100-yard freestyle, Tristan Davidson in the 200-yard butterfly and 200-yard individual medley, Reid Owen in the 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle and Eric Poitras in one- and three-meter diving.

Patrick Woodruff took the 200-yard breaststroke, the first dual meet win of his UNC career. UNC swept both relays and had single wins by Yuri Suguiyama and John Hartmann.

Three different Notre Dame swimmers posted victories with Tim Randolph taking the 100-yard breaststroke, Frank Krakowski the 50-yard freestyle and Tim Kegelman the 100-yard butterfly.

The Irish put 16 points on the board and turned in their strongest performance of the day in the 200 yard individual medley. Freshman Ted Brown (Kokomo, Ind./Western H.S.) led the way finishing first at 1:57:11, followed by junior David Moisan (Fisherville, Ky./Louisville Male H.S.) at 1:58:56, while sophomore Jamie Lutkus (Granger, Ind./Penn H.S.) touched third with a time of 1:58:84 seconds.

Sophomore Tim Randolph (Crown Point, Ind./Merrillville H.S.) took the top spot in the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 58.75 seconds.

Notre Dame’s Frank Krakowski (Erie, Pa./Cathedral Preparatory School) placed first in the 50 yard freestyle, edging out Tarheel Justin Donato by eight hundredths of a second clocking in at 21.62 seconds.

Freshman Tim Kegelman (Yorktown, Va./Tabb H.S.) touched first in the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 49.89 seconds.


Event Winners:
200-Yard Medley Relay–UNC (Jon Albrecht, Chad Ames, Eddy Matkovic, Casey Kott), 1:34.09

1000-Yard Freestyle–Yuri Suguiyama (UNC), 9:25.02

200-Yard Freestyle–Reid Owen (UNC), 1:42.80

100-Yard Backstroke–Eddy Matkovic (UNC), 50.97

100-Yard Breaststroke–Tim Randolph (ND), 58.75

200-Yard Butterfly–Tristan Davidson (UNC), 1:51.08

50-Yard Freestyle–Frank Krakowski (ND), 21.62

One-Meter Diving–Eric Poitras (UNC), 288.00

100-Yard Freestyle–Eddy Matkovic (UNC), 47.09

200-Yard Backstroke–John Hartmann (UNC), 1:52.83

200-Yard Breaststroke–Patrick Woodruff (UNC), 2:08.00

500-Yard Freestyle–Reid Owen (UNC), 4:36.07

100-Yard Butterfly–Tim Kegelman (ND), 49.89

Three-Meter Diving–Eric Poitras (UNC), 304.12

200-Yard Individual Medley–Tristan Davidson (UNC), 1:52.01

200-Yard Freestyle Relay–UNC (Dan Vick, Justin Donato, Jon Albrecht, Eddy Matkovic), 1:25.13.

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