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
RECAP: Ball State men's swim and dive fall to EMU, 150-125
Ball State men's swimming and diving fell on the road to Eastern Michigan Jan. 14 by a score of 150-125.
One of the key events that made a difference for the Cardinals was the 200-yard freestyle. Junior Banistre Lienhart finished in second place with a time of 1:48.86. Lienhart was followed closely by freshman Adam Pongracz with a time of 1:52.28.
In the 100-yard backstroke freshman Ben Andrew finished in second place with a time of 54.13. Freshmen Logan Ackley and Chase Jackson finished third and fourth.
Key Swimmers/Divers from Today:
1. Sophomore Cullen Tyler (first in 200-yard Individual Medley, 2:02.12)
2. Junior Banistre Lienhart (second in 200-yard Freestyle, 1:48.86)
3. Junior Zach Toman (third in 100-yard Breaststroke, 1:01.57)
4. Sophomore Gabe Dean (second in three-meter diving, 198.08 points)
5. Senior Tanner Barton (third in 100-yard Butterfly, 53.37)
In the 100-yard breaststroke, sophomore Cullen Tyler placed second with a time of 1:00.57, followed closely by junior Zach Toman with a time of 1:01.57.
Ball State swept the 200-yard individual medley. Tyler placed first with a time of 2:02.12. Ackley and senior Jake Eckert finished in second and third.
On the one and three-meter diving, sophomore Gabe Dean placed second in both events. In the one meter, Dean scored 201.15 points, while on three-meter he finished with 198.08.
Ball State's next meet is at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 against Eastern Illinois and Indiana State.