Vikings Go 2-0 on the Day

CLEVELAND, Ohio- The Cleveland State Men's Swimming and Diving team defeated Canisius 136.00- 107.00 and Notre Dame College 206.00- 23.00 on Tuesday at Robert F. Busbey Natatorium.

The Vikings (5-4-0) were led by Danny Roberts who won the 1-meter with a top score of 306.90.  CSU started the day off taking first in the 200 Medley Relay with a time of 1:35.22.  The Vikings were led by Al Shillito, Brian Ferro, Alex Lewis, and Adam Ingledew.  Lewis continues to swim quickly in the 50 yard freestyle with a top time of 21.46.  Kermack finished first in the 100 butterfly with a top time of 52.65.  Senior Ryan Blankenship finished first in the 100 backstroke with a top time of 53.25.        
Head Coach Wally Morton spoke about the performance from his team. "We had an exciting meet tonight at our City Dual Meet and are very thankful for Notre Dame College and Canisius.  Canisius gave us a really good test with our men's team.  I never felt we had it in doubt in terms of the score because we won both relays in convincing fashion," said Morton.
"We had people like Ryan Blankenship step up in the 100 back, which was an awesome swim.  In the 50 free, we won that event with Alex Lewis.  He continues to be an outstanding performer.  Danny Roberts won the 1-meter, and overall we had some people that aren't usually involved in our meets that stepped up.  One was Aidan Burton, who continues to improve each day," said Morton. 
Other key contributors for CSU were Stephen Schillero who took second in the 1-meter dive with a score of 286.43.  Roberts finished runner-up in the 3-meter with a score of 311.55.  Patrick Walsh finished second in the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 9:48.96 and also in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:46.05.  Mauricio Gonzalez had a solid performance taking second in the 200 free with a time of 1:46.10 and also took second in the 100 fly with a time of 52.72. The men finished the day off strong with a first place finish in the 200 free relay with a top time of 1:25.98.  They were led by Ingledew, Lewis, Tolson, and Grant.
Joshua Nordike finished second in the 50 free with a time of 21.80.  Freshman Gage Alleman took second in the 200 IM with a time of 1:56.87.  Shillito finished second in the 100 free with a time of 48.19.  Ingledew finished behind Blankenship in the 100 back with a time of 53.41.  Declan McLaughlin finished runner-up in the 100 breastroke with a time of 58.82.   

Six Vikings, Al Shillito, Justin Kermack, Nathan Grant, Gage Alleman, Alex Lewis, and Adam Ingledew will compete in the U.S. Winter National Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee on Thursday-Saturday (Dec. 5-7).