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Feb. 18, 2012


PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh men’s swimming and diving team is set to compete in the final day of Big East Championship action at Trees Pool.

Junior Adam Maczewski captured fourth in the prelims of the 200 back. He shaved nearly four seconds off his previous season best for a 1:46.61 finish. Freshman Joey Notarianni was edged out of the finals and will be the top seed in the consolation heat.

Junior Hussein Medhat-Mohamed advanced to the finals of the 100 free. He turned in a seventh-place performance with a time of 44.41 in the prelims. Senior Jake Van Roekel and junior Otto Pagel will swim in the consolation final after placing 14th and 16th, respectively in the 100 free.

Freshman Austin Caldwell finished in the top-20 of the 100 free, while sophomore Alexander Rodenkirk and freshman Kourosh Ahani were in the top 30 of the same event.

Senior Benjamin Solari earned the seventh seed in tonight’s finals of the 200 breast. He went under two minutes for the first time this season (1:59.01). Competing in the consolation heat of the 200 breast will be freshman Luke Nosbisch and senior Pierre-Antoine Meunier after claiming ninth and 13th, respectively in the prelims.

Sophomore Robert Power finished 18th overall in the 200 breast, while freshman Jack Pidgeon claimed a season best in the event.

Freshman Jon Lierley and senior Rousseau Kluever advanced to the finals of the 200 fly, placing sixth and eighth, respectively. Lierley posted a 1:47.68 finish, while Kluever went 1:48.47 this morning. Lierely has an opportunity to set the rookie record (1:47.65) tonight.

Others swimming this morning included seniors Christoph Berger (200 back) and Dawid Goszczycki (200 fly). Goszczycki was 18th overall in the 200 fly.

Action resumes at 6 p.m. tonight. The final night of the Big East Championship includes the 1,650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly and 400 free relay.

Men's Swimming Prepares for the Final Night of Big East Championship Action

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