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Grand Valley State drops conference dual meet at Indianapolis

DETROIT -- Grand Valley State dropped GLIAC duals at Wayne State on Saturday afternoon. WSU won the dual against the Lakers 153-147.

GVSU won seven events, including both relays. Sophomore Gianni Ferrero won three individual events (200 free, 500 free, 200 IM), while Milan Medo won the 200 breaststroke and was a part of the 200 free relay win. The Lakers outscored Wayne State in the swimming events by a 141-121 margin, but were outscored 32-6 in diving.

No. 4 Florida Southern at Indian River State

FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- Senior Robbie Swan and junior Allan Gutierrez teamed up in the 200-yard medley relay to help Florida Southern take the early lead Saturday before each went on to win two individual events. Distance swimmers Juan Tolosa and Franco Lupoli also added their names to the victory list as 4th-ranked Florida Southern defeated Indian River State, the top junior college team in the country 114½-90½.

For the first time in their 10-year history, the Moccasins went undefeated in dual meets, with Saturday’s win against the Pioneers giving them a 7-0 record. They won the first seven races of the meet, and eight of 11 overall. In addition to Swan, Gutierrez, Tolosa, and Lupoli, the Mocs also received a win from junior Luis Rojas.

UNC Wilmington 138.5, No. 5 Wingate 121.5

WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Blazevski touched first in the 1000 freestyle (9:36.66), the 500 freestyle (4:36.43) and the 400 individual medley (4:01.72). In addition, he swam the third leg on Wingate's victorious 400 freestyle relay team (3:12.12). He was joined on the 400 free relay quartet by sophomore Dylon Johnson, senior Reed Miller and junior Issam Zeraidi.

Bulldog sophomore Roman Kanyuka won both breaststroke events. He claimed the gold medal in the 100 (57.26) and the 200 (2:05.79). Kanyuka swam the second leg on Wingate's second place 400 medley relay team (3:27.56). Zeraidi, senior Tim Kniffler and freshman Evan Kolovich completed the Bulldog 400 medley relay quartet.

Kolovich was Wingate's other individual winner, as he took the checkered flag in the 200 butterfly (1:54.81). Kolovich collected a bronze medal in the 100 butterfly (52.41). Johnson also had two top three individual performances, as he was second in the 200 freestyle (1:44.78) and third in the 100 freestyle (47.89).

No. 8 UC San Diego, Cal Baptist

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- UC San Diego split its dual meets with NCAA Division II rival California Baptist on Saturday at the Lancer Aquatics Center.

The eighth-ranked Tritons (3-4) topped the 17th-ranked Lancers (9-2) 178-122. The UCSD men turned in the top mark in 11 of 16 events.

Nicholas Korth took first in both breaststroke events for the third consecutive meet and fifth time in seven duals this season, timing 56.71 to win the 100 by just under two full seconds and 2:04.02 in the 200. Korth thus went undefeated for his senior campaign in dual-meet races in the events, going 7-0 in the 200 and 5-0 in the 100.

Korth added a third victory in the 100 butterfly, swimming 51.85 to just beat CBU’s Nolan Brown (51.87) to the wall by a nose, with senior teammate Ahiram Rodriguez (51.88) third in the most tightly-contested race of the afternoon.