The Eastern Michigan University men’s swim and dive team had a very successful tri-dual against Wayne State and Tiffin University Saturday afternoon, Jan. 21, at Jones Natatorium. The Eagles scored 156-100 against Wayne and beat Tiffin University at 169-84.
Sophomore Tosh Kawaguchi and juniors Connor Finnigan, Logan Burton and Connor Johnson started off the tri-dual with a victory in the 200 Medley Relay, clocking in at 1:32.22.
Senior Kyle Lichtenberg won the 1000 Freestyle. Following after, EMU took another sweep in the 200 Free. Freshman Alex Arrieta was the first place finisher.
Senior Cole Bateman had a first place finish in the 100 Backstroke. The Eagles then followed with a victory in the 200 Butterfly. Sophomore Jake Tyson then added a win in the 50 Free, which helped to keep the Eagles in the lead.
Canadian Olympic qualifier, Tom Gillis, claimed the top spot in both the 1 and 3-meter dives, scoring 317.45 on the 1-meter, and 328 on the 3-meter.
Tyson later got a second win during the 100 Free and sophomore Ricky Perez clocked in with a win during the 200 Back at 1:51.12. Johnson and Kawaguchi closed out the meet with wins in the 100 Fly and 400 Individual Medley.
EMU’s men’s swim and dive will compete next weekend on Jan. 28 at the Mid-American Conference dual against the University of Buffalo in Buffalo, N.Y.