CSU Earn 10th Win of the Season over Valparaiso

CSU Earn 10th Win of the Season over Valparaiso

VALPARAISO, Ind.-  The Cleveland State men's swimming and diving team defeated Valparaiso 109-89 on Friday afternoon.

The Vikings (10-5, 4-1 HL) had first place finishes by sophomore Adam Ingledew, junior Nathan Grant, junior Kyle Riordan, freshman Patrick Walsh, senior Ryan Blankenship, and freshman Robert Tolson.

Ingledew won the 50 free (21.70) and 100 fly (52.20).  Grant won the 500 free with a time of 5:46.43.  Riordan earned a first place finish in the 200 free with a time of 1:46.52.  Walsh added to the first place wins over the Crusaders in the 1,000 free (9:49.45).  Blankenship swam in the 200 IM with a wall touch of 2:00.88 and Tolson swam a quick 48.66 in the 100 free.  Tolson's win in the 100 free was his first collegiate win in an individual swimming event.  In the 200 medley relay Alasdair Shillito, Brian Ferro, Justin Kermack, and Alex Lewis earned a first place finish with a time of 1:37.06.    

Head Coach Wally Morton spoke about the Vikings' performance against Valparaiso. "It was great to get our tenth win of the season.  For several years, we have had double-digit wins and have had much success reaching that goal.  I was very surprised on how fast we swam in a difficult environment.  Both teams dominated from the very beginning of the meet with the women winning every event.  I feel our men and women are swimming faster and will lead into the Horizon League Swimming Championships," said a proud Morton.

Cleveland State will be back in the pool tomorrow afternoon for their final meet of the regular season, as the Vikings will travel to South Bend, Indiana to take on Notre Dame.  Swimming and diving will begin at 12:00 p.m.