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Men's Swimming and Diving Cages Buffalo State (N.Y.)

Austin Olsavsky (Photo Courtesy of Ed Hall, Jr,)
Austin Olsavsky (Photo Courtesy of Ed Hall, Jr,)

SARASOTA, FLA.  – The Baldwin Wallace University men's swimming and diving team defeated Buffalo State University by a final score of 111-68 at the Arlington Park Aquatic Center during its annual winter break training trip.

BW (2-3) was led by sophomore All-Ohio Athletic Conference performer Michael Lewis (Lancaster) as he won the 100-yard breaststroke and the 100-yard individual medley in times of 1:04.31 and 56.00 seconds, respectively.

Also earning victories were junior Academic All-OAC performer Matthew Butt (Westfield Center/Cloverleaf), junior stroker Michael Morsch (Phoenix, Ariz./Notre Dame Preparatory), freshman stroker Austin Olsavsky (Medina).

Butt captured the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 50.42.  Morsch was the champion in the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 58.71.  Olsavsky touched the wall first in the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 1:51.61.

In addition, senior All-OAC performer Greg Shaw (Colorado Springs, Colo./Manitou Springs) was the runner-up in the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 56.38.

In relay action, the 200-yard medley team of Morsch, Lewis, Shaw and Butt finished first in a time of 1:50.33.  The 200-free squad of Olsavsky, junior freestyler Conner Hartup (Westlake), freshman stroker Nathan Massey (Columbus/Centennial) and freshman stroker Immanuel Ayangoke (Jacksonville, Fla./Bolles Academy) placed second in a season-best time of 1:39.65.

The Yellow Jackets return to action on Friday, January 17 when they host an Ohio Athletic Conference dual meet against Ohio Northern University in the BW Natatorium inside the Lou Higgins Center at 6 p.m.  Fans can follow all of the action at