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Michigan State Loses By One Point To Oakland

Jan 27, 2000

EAST LANSING, Mich - The Michigan State men's swimming and diving team was one point away from tying the Oakland Golden Grizzlies in Saturday, Jan. 22's meet. The Spartans are now 2-4 overall and 0-2 in the Big Ten after leaving Rochester, Michigan, with a 119-118 loss to the Grizzlies.

The Spartans continue to hold dominance over the diving events with solid performances coming from sophomore Michael McKee (Sterling Heights, Mich.). McKee scored 249.37 points in the 1-meter and 287.47 points in the 3-meter to walk away with first place.

Junior Michael Tingley (Louisville, Ky.) produced a first-place finish for the Spartans in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:51.04. Freshman Joe Brennan (Poway, Calif.) took first in the 1,000 freestyle (9:27.95). Sophomore Aaron Mahaney (Easton, Pa.) swam the 200 butterfly in 1:53.88 to capture first.

Junior John Munley (Kalamazoo, Mich.), sophomore Scott Shafer (Centerville, Va.), Nicholas DeFauw (West Bloomfield, Mich.) and junior Chad Ganden (Lisle, Ill.) were all on the first-place 400 freestyle relay team (3:06.48).

The Michigan State men's swimming and diving team will be in action again on Sunday, Jan. 30 when the Spartans host Indiana for their final home meet of the season. The meet starts at 12 noon.

Oakland University 119
Michigan State 118