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Vilmos Kovacs sets new Lambert Pool record in 100 breastroke.
Nov. 14, 1997

Purdue Rolls Over Eastern Michigan

Kovacs Breaks Pool Record

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.-Vilmos Kovacs continued his assualt on the swimming record books Friday night by setting a new Lambert Pool record in the 100 breastroke. The junior All-American touched first with a time of 56.28, breaking his old pool record of 57.18. Kovacs also placed first in te 200m freestyle (1:41.55) and 100m butterfly (51.37) as the men cruised to victory over Eastern Michigan, 140-86.

Senior Mike Ullom finished first in both the 500 freestyle (21.59) and the 100 freestyle (46.56) and anchored the victorious 200 freestyle relay team which included David Weis, sophomore Kevin Cornehl and senior Frank Smardo. Senior Ross Croasdell took honors in the 100 backstroke (52.98) and junior Kirk Larsen placed first in the 200 individual medley (1:55.18).

The 200 medley relay team of freshman John Wakefield, senior Larry Becker, Larsen and Croasdell also finished first with a time of 1:36.00. "Going into the meet, we did not know what to expect because they are a good MAC school," head coach Dan Ross said," "but we are very pleased going into a hard week where we have to face some real tough opponents."

Eastern Michigan's Mark Leonard also broke a pool record, as he swam the 1650 freestyle in 15:29.96, thirteen seconds ahead of the old record.

Sophmore Brandon Gustafon finished first in the first set of the 1-meter diving competition with 168.30 points. In the second set, Gustafson grabbed second after accumulating 240.07 points. Junior teammate Dan Schunk finished fifth in the first set and fourth in the second. "We did a great job, the jard work is finally starting to pay off," head coach Jim Mountjoy said.

The men resume action at Brwon Friday Nov. 21 and Harvard Sunday Nov. 23.