OAKLAND RECORDS 25 FIRST PLACE FINISHES EN ROUTE TO SWEEP OVER CLEVELAND STATE
Jan. 27, 2018

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ROCHESTER, Mich. - Joe Smith recorded a school record in the 3-meter dive, while Holly Morren added three first place finishes of her own as the men's and women's swimming and diving teams swept Cleveland State 194-106, 179.5-120.5 respectively Saturday from the Oakland Aquatic Center on senior day.

Smith`s record breaking day marks the fifth time this season he has broken a school record, the first time this year in the 3-meter dive. Smith entered the day as the school recorded holder with a mark of 362.40, setting the record at 388.12 against the Vikings.

Paul Huch tallied four first place finishes for the Golden Grizzlies in the 100 freestyle (45.42), 50 freestyle (20.65), and was a member of two winning relays in the 200 medley (1:30.87), and the 400 freestyle (3:03.35).

Freshman Will Gayne had a strong performance finishing first place in the 100 backstroke in 49.43, ninth fastest time in program history. The Nottingham, United Kingdom native also recorded a first place finish in the 200 backstroke in 1:49.47.

On the women's side Holly Morren placed first in the 50 freestyle in 23.31, sixth fastest time in program history. Morren also finished first in the 200 medley relay (1:43.32) and the 400 freestyle relay (3:30.13). The Holland, Mich. native finished second in the 100 butterfly (57.20).

Bernie Turchi added two first place finishes on the day while recording a season-best in the 1-meter dive with a score of 265.80 a NCAA zone qualifying mark and 244.20 in the 3-meter dive.

The men's team placed first in 14 of 16 events, while the women's team finished first in 11 of 16 events.

Saturday marked the final regular season meet of the season for the Golden Grizzlies. The Black and Gold will compete at the Horizon League Championship Feb. 21-24 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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