Sports briefs, schedule

The Grand Valley State University men and women’s swim and dive teams came into this weekend’s stretch of meets with the hope of continuing their early season winning streak.


Griffith excels after near death experience

Junior Michael Griffith didn’t realize he was 90 minutes away from losing his life. Two minutes later, his teammate from the men’s swimming and diving team unknowingly saved it. Griffith, a member of the Grand Valley State University men’s swim and dive team, was riding his bike Sept.

	Courtesy Photo / Dean Breest

	Danielle Vallier swims the Breaststroke.

GVSU Swim, dive teams finish 11th and 14th at nationals

At nationals, the Lakers proved why they will be a force to be reckoned with for years to come. The Grand Valley State University swimming and diving teams bested a number of varsity records at the 2013 NCAA Division II National Championships over spring break, as the men finished in 11th place while the women came away with a 14th place finish. Division II powerhouse Drury University won both the men’s and women’s national championships. The men’s team performed at a high level despite sending only six national qualifiers, half as many as last season. “We knew we weren’t going to get a top four finish,” said GVSU junior Michael Griffith.