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Spartans Sit In Ninth After Day One At The Big Ten

Feb 25, 2000

Courtesy: Michigan State
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's swimming and diving team sits in ninth place after day one at the Big Ten Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 24. The Spartans earned 51 points in the six events. Michigan led the competition with 218 points.

Junior John Munley (Kalamazoo, Mich.) led the Spartans with an eighth-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle (4:28.35). Freshman Joe Brennan (Poway, Calif.) swam the 500 freestyle in 4:28.25 in the B finals to finish 13th. Both times are good enough to make the 4:28.57 NCAA Consideration time cut.

Michigan State's 200 freestyle relay team of Munley, sophomore Scott Shafer (Centerville, Va.), senior Trevor Asti (West Bloomfield, Mich.) and senior Chad Ganden (Lisle, Ill.) finished ninth in the 200 freestyle relay (1:23.17).

The Spartans also took ninth in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:23.33. On the relay team was senior Tom Goniea (Trenton, Mich.), junior Chris Koerner (Deerfield, Ill.), Ganden and Munley.