Jan. 14, 2006
CLEVELAND - Junior Bjorn Schantz posted a pair of wins and freshman Nedim Nisic scored his first victory with the Vikings as the Cleveland State men's team picked up dual meet wins over Duquesne and Xavier at Busbey Natatorium on Saturday (Jan. 14).
The Vikings topped Dukes, 128-61, and rallied to beat the Musketeers, 111-70 to move to 9-3 in dual meet competition.
Schantz swam to a pair of wins for the Vikings, finishing first in the 500 free (4:38.17) and in the 1,000 free (9:32.91), while Nisic picked up his first collegiate win in the 200 fly (1:56.18).
Freshman Marko Milenkovic put up one of the best showings of his career, scoring a win in the 200 breaststroke (2:09.50), a second-place time in the 100 free (47.98) and a third-place showing in the 200 free (1:45.62). Senior Daniel Thomasson finished just ahead of Milenkovic in the 100 and 200 freestyles, notching a first-place time in the 100 (47.53) and a second-place time in the 200 (1:44.18).
"I kind of expected us to be a little sluggish after a hard training trip," head coach Wally Morton said. "But we came out and battled. We put up a good showing."
The Cleveland State diving squad showed signs of a promising spring in an exhibition showing, as newly-eligible sophomore Chris Dalman gave senior Thatcher Carr his strongest competition this season. Carr claimed honors in both the one and three-meter boards with scores of 319.85 and 353.70, respectively, but Dalman was right on his heels with scores of 319.05 and 317.90.
The Vikings resume competition on Jan. 20 when they head to Valparaiso for a 6:00 p.m. meet with the Crusaders.