Junior Isaac Walling swims in the 1000 freestyle against Tiffin University on Nov. 5 at Lewellen Aquatic Center. The Ball State men's swim and dive team started the second half of the season losing to IUPUI and Xavier in the dual meet Jan. 6. Patrick Murphy // DN File
Ball State men's swim and dive lose at Grand Valley State
Ball State men's swim and dive came up short against Grand Valley State, losing 198-97.
The Cardinals were outscored in every event, said head coach Bob Thomas.
A bright spot for the Cardinals was when junior Isaac Walling won the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:07.53. Walling swam better than his previous time (10:12.53) at the dual meet against Tiffin University.
Freshman Ben Andrew also won in the 400 individual medley. Andrew had a time of 4:23.16, scoring nine points for the team.
Thomas thought the team performed well, considering they had to travel.
“The swimmers were able to stay in a certain percentage of their time. Now, we are looking forward to the Eastern Michigan Invitational,” Thomas said.
On the boards, sophomore Lane Sawyer led the Cardinals with a third place in the one-meter dive, scoring 225.15 points. Sawyer’s score is a four-point improvement from the meet against Tiffin. On the three-meter Sawyer scored 203.70 points.
The Cardinals will be on the road on Dec. 2 and 3 for a prelim final meet at the Eastern Michigan Invitational.