Ball State men’s swim and dive defeated Evansville at Lewellen Aquatic Center Jan. 28 by a score of 153-81. 

Head coach Bob Thomas said he was very pleased with the win.

“We do not get them very often, so when we do we capitalize on it,” Thomas said. “I thought the guys did an outstanding job.”

Top 5 athletes from the meet:

1. Freshman Luke Nondorf (1st in 200-yard breaststroke, 2:09.81)

2. Junior Banistre Lienhart (1st in 100-yard freestyle, best time of the season 47.68)

3. Freshman Logan Ackley (1st in 200-yard backstroke, 1:54.29)

4. Senior Tanner Barton (1st in 200-yard butterfly, 1:56.52)

5. Two-hundred yard Freestyle B-Relay (beat out Evansville's A-relay by 13 tenths of a second, 1:28.88) 

The tone of the meet was set early on in the 200-yard medley relay. The team finished first and second. The A-relay team consisted of freshman Ben Andrew, sophomore Cullen Tyler, seniors Bradley Ridge and Austin Green.

In the 100-yard freestyle, junior Banistre Lienhart edged out an Evansville swimmer by .39 tenths of a second. Lienhart said he was really hyped up from his win in the 200-yard freestyle.

“I was excited what I could do in this event,” Lienhart said. “I knew Austin was going to put up a fast time, seeing that I just edged him out was great.”

The Cardinals swept the 200-yard breaststroke. Sophomore Luke Nondorf led the way with a time of 2:09.81.

“The other guy that really did well today was Luke Nondorf,” Thomas said. “That time he did was his second best-ever time in the 200-breaststroke.”

On the boards, sophomore Gabe Dean placed third and second on one-meter and three-meters, respectively. Dean said that one-meter was good.

“I was about average on what I have been doing at practice,” Dean said.

The team will be home against Notre Dame at 1 p.m. Feb. 4.