Jan. 30, 2015
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NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Missouri State men's swimming and diving team is within reach of all three dual opponents as the Bears finished the first day of the Shamrock Invitational at Rolfs Aquatic Center on Friday, Jan. 30.
Through the first session of the Invite, the Bears trail 19th-ranked Iowa, 67-41, and host Notre Dame 64-44, while leading Incarnate Word 65-38.
The Bears earned valuable points in the 500 free, with Max Pratt swimming a personal-best 4:31.30 to finish runner-up in the event. Miguel Davila placed fourth in 4:32.67 and Caleb Schuermann finished in a season-best 4:34.34 for fifth to guide MSU to a solid start. Ethan Bresette also finished 10th (4:37.72) for the Bears and Canaan Campbell placed 11th in a season-best time of 4:41.43.
MSU had several performers among the top times in the 200 IM. Paul Le won the event in a time of 1:47.94 to lead the Bears. Uvis Kalnins placed fourth (1:51.00), Will Frisbie had a season-best time (1:52.59) in a sixth-place finish and Kacper Cwiek came in eighth (1:53.49).
Garrett Nevels led the MSU divers in 1-meter diving with 324.55 points for fourth place. Brody Arvesen placed 11th and Elijah Swaim 14th to round out the Bears' lineup.
In the final event of the first session, the 400 medley `A' relay team of Le, Kalnins, Vitalii Baryshok and Uvis Kalnins placed third in a time of 3:19.22. The `B' relay team of Frisbie, Uldis Tazans, Matthew Wilson and Isaac McKnight placed sixth in a time of 3:25.63.
The Bears continue Shamrock Invitational action at 9 a.m. Saturday at Rolfs Aquatic Center with the second of three sessions. The final session is set to start Saturday at approximately 4 p.m.