Vikings can’t secure win on the road
The Cleveland State men’s swimming team began their season with a 132-130 loss to Miami University (Ohio) on Oct. 9.
Nester won the 500-yard freestyle at his debut, finishing in 4:40.99 while Johnston won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 49.43.
Cleveland State also saw sophomore Quinn DeGraaf post his personal best time in the 1,000-yard freestyle, finishing in 9:50.46.
On Oct. 15-16, the Vikings competed in a meet with Notre Dame and Pitt. In the two day meet, Cleveland State lost to Pitt 241-111, and they lost to Notre Dame 261-92.
Sophomore Bob Fick placed third in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:49.30, and Nester placed third in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:41.05.
The Vikings saw multiple swimmers achieve personal bests at their tri-meet. Freshman Connor Green had a personal best in the 200-yard freestyle, posting a time of 1:43.94. Freshman Andrew Arslanian posted a personal best in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 22.69. And senior Bob Lenart had a personal best in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:57.77.
The Vikings went on to host Youngstown State in Cleveland State’s home opener on Oct. 22. It was an absolutely dominant win for the Vikings taking down the Penguins 210-88. There were wins all around for the Vikings winning both relays and diving events with a couple of individual wins as well.
Senior Timothy Kubacki had a three-win meet taking home the 200-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke, and 200-yard individual medley.
The Vikings would not be met with continued success going into the weekend as on Oct. 23 they dropped an intense dual to Kenyon, falling 187-117. The team only saw five Vikings winners with senior Jack Krusinski winning the 100-yard breaststroke, Fick taking the 200-yard and 100-yard butterfly, and Johnston finishing off the 100-yard freestyle.
The Vikings will dive in next on Nov. 5 battling it out against Oberlin and Findlay at home.