Team Rankings (at of end of day 1)
1. Eastern Michigan University 424.5 points
2. Ball State University 249.5 points
3. Wayne State University 221 points
4. Ashland University 137 points
5. Tiffin University 52 points
6. Wright State University 14 points
Ball State men’s swimming and diving are in second place out of six teams at the Eastern Michigan University Invitational with 249.5 points after day one.
In the 1650 Freestyle, junior Isaac Walling placed fourth out of 15, with a time of 16:20.76. Teammates senior JD Middleton and freshman Jack Luddy placed tenth and 13th.
In the 200 Butterfly, senior Jake Eckert dropped eight seconds (1:54.73) from his seed time (2:02.42). Eckert placed seventh, while teammate senior Tanner Barton placed third with a season best time of 1:51.83.
In the 400 Freestyle Relay, the team of freshman Ben Andrew, junior Banistre Lienhart, Barton, and senior Austin Green placed fourth with a time of 3:08.49.
On the boards, sophomore Gabe Dean placed eighth with a 177.65 score. Teammates sophomore Lane Sawyer and junior Jeremy Taylor finished in tenth and eleventh.
The team competes in day 2 of the meet tomorrow Saturday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m.