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Sean Biedermann (Colorado Springs, Colo.) had an individual first place finish and contributed to a team relay win against Ohio State.
COLUMBUS, Ohio; Feb. 4, 2006 ?C Despite some strong performances, including two first place finishes by, the Penn State men's swimming and diving team came up short in their final dual meet of the season; falling to Big Ten rivals Ohio State, 126.5 to 107.5.
Sophomore Sean Biedermann's (Colorado Springs, Colo.) NCAA "B" cut time of 1:38.40 in the 200-yard freestyle earned him a first place finish. Biedermann also contributed to a win in a team relay event.
Biedermann, along with freshmen Jason Goldner (Allentown, Pa.), Spencer Maglich (Sarasota, Fla.), and junior Dan Kaiserian (Radnor, Pa.), took first in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:23.30.
Penn State sophomores Rob Felty (Hummelstown, Pa.) and Josh Graham (Newport News, Va.) along with freshmen Vincent Reydams (Falls Church, Va.) and Pat Schirk (Pottstown, Pa.), took a close second in the 200-freestyle event with a time of 1:24.93.
Senior Adam Pierce (Conroe, Texas) placed first in the 1-meter diving competition, with a score of 345.22.
Sophomore Kyle Miranda (Louisville, Colo.) took first in the 100-yard breaststroke for the second day in a row with a time of 56.61.
Though Ohio State's Rob Tiernan took first in the 500-yard freestyle, a few Nittany Lion freshmen took the rest of the points for the event. Ryan DeWeese (Midlothian, Va.) took second with a time of 4:35.83, while Dito Calderon (Bowie, Md.) and David Kraft (Vienna, Va.) took third and fourth with times of 4:40.61 and 4:42.11, respectively.
The Penn State men's swimming and diving team takes a break as they prepare for the Big Ten Swimming and Diving Championship, beginning at noon on Thursday, Feb. 23, and running through the 25th. The championship meet will take place in Bloomington, Ind.
For more information on Penn State men's and women's swimming and diving, please visit Penn State's official athletic website at www.GoPSUsports.com.