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Men's Swimmers Take Aim at NCAA's

Five members of team will represent Purdue.

March 25, 1998

Five members of the Purdue swim team will be in action starting tomorrow at the NCAA Championships hosted by Auburn University. Junior Vilmos Kovacs, a four-time All-American will lead the Boilermakers into the meet. Joining him are seniors Frank Smardo and Mike Ullom, junior Kirk Larsen and freshman David Weis.

Kovacs qualified in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, while the other four made the cut after finishing second in the 200 freestyle relay (1:19.50).e 200 freestyle relay (1:19.50) at the Big Ten Championships.0) at the Big Ten Championships. The prelims begin tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. CST. The finals begin at 7:00 p.m. The meet continues through Saturday.&e&&&$ )x*,/Seii'#`AoeU @O]zao>= - 7 F u S B

Kovacs will also swim either the 200 or 400 IM, while Smardo will swim the 50 freestyle. Ullom and Larsen will also be swimming the 100 freestyle. Any combination of the freestylers will join Kovacs to form a 400 medley relay team.Purdue, who finished 19th a year ago at NCAA's, is looking to compliment a solid season which included twelve dual meet wins (tying the most ever). men's He n the 100 and 200 breaststroke and will also swim either the 200 or 400 IM. Joining Kovacs Larsen and freshman David Weis, who qualified for the meet after will also swim the 50 freestyle while