GVSU Set For Home Finale Saturday At 1 p.m. Versus Findlay



Jan. 13, 2012

Allendale, Mich. - Grand Valley State will host Findlay in the final home dual of the 2011-12 campaign. In addition to being the home finale, 14 Laker seniors will be honored prior to the dual. The Laker women are 5-3 overall and 3-1 in GLIAC action, while the GVSU men are 5-2 overall and 3-0 in league action.

The Grand Valley State women, ranked fourth in the latest CollegeSwimming.com poll, dropped a 165-135 GLIAC decision at Wayne State last Saturday. Several Lakers rank in the top 10 nationally, highlighted by senior Carly Bush who ranks in the top 10 in three events. Bush is fourth in the 1000 free (10:15.40), fourth in the 1650 free (17:01.52) and fifth in the 200 butterfly (2:03.78). Sophomore Caitlyn Madsen ranks fourth in the 200 butterfly (2:03.34) and fifth in the 100 butterfly (56.10), while senior Lauren Dorsey is fifth in the 200 breaststroke (2:18.63). Eight seniors will be making their final appearance in the GVSU pool today: Amy Akers, Jordan Appleyard, Carly Bush, Lauren Dorsey, Sarah Kosmak, Toni Musto, Rachel Strom and Karen Verbrugge.

The Grand Valley State men, also ranked fourth in the latest CollegeSwimming.com poll, are coming off a 159-141 victory over Wayne State last Saturday. Senior Aaron Beebe continues to lead the way for the Lakers as he ranks in the top five in five events nationally, including two number one rankings and two number two rankings. Aaron is first in the 200 free (1:36.56) and 200 fly (1:45.97), second in the 100 fly (48.26) and 400 IM (3:54.09) and fifth in the 200 IM (1:49.51). Freshman Milan Medo is fifth in the 50 free (20:38), sixth in the 100 free (45.02), sixth in the 100 breast (55.84) and 10th in the 200 IM (1:51.00). Senior Raphael Santos is second in the 100 back (48.56) and fifth in the 200 back (1:47.93), while sophomore Aaron Marken is eighth in the 100 breast (55.94). Six seniors will compete for the final time in the GVSU pool today: Jon Bardsley, Aaron Beebe, David Hayhow, Raphael Santos, Joe Sayre and Sam Soukup.



David Soutoul leads the way as Findlay's top all-around swimmer. Soutoul holds down the Oilers top times in the 100 free (48.96), 200 free (1:46.18), 1000 free (10:18.28), 200 back (1:58.78), 200 breast (2:09.81) and 200 IM (1:55.54). David Vittori (4:49.76) and Ryan Randall (4:53.79) have shown well in the 500 free, while Colton Sayers holds a time of 1:59.64 in the 200 fly. Annie Currin has turned in top individual times in the 200 free (1:56.76) and 500 free (5:13.41), while Tanya Tikhonova has turned in a time of 11:02.01 in the 1000 free. Alisa Hershaw has a time of 2:13.23 in the 200 back, while Molly Cade tallied a time of 2:09.09 in the 200 fly.

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