The squad features a pair of former Grand Haven standouts, senior Jason Lintjer and sophomore Sam Schulze. Another member of the relay, sophomore Bryan Williams, was docked for an early start, costing the Spartans a chance to place in the event.
Lintjer said he and Schulze each earned a spot on the relay during the Spartans’ last dual meet of their regular season against rival Michigan. He called earning the honor the “highlight of my season.”
“There were a lot of spots open prior to that meet,” Lintjer said. “It was pretty much do-or-die. I think it’s pretty cool that our medley relay has two Buccaneers.”
Lintjer, a Social Studies major who will receive his diploma in August, has turned in the third-fastest time on MSU’s squad in the 100 breaststroke (57.88 seconds) as well as the fourth-fastest finish in the 200 breaststroke (2:08.46) this season. Lintjer achieved both of those personal bests at the Ohio State Invitational on Dec. 2.
Schulze has the second- and third-fastest times on MSU’s squad in the 50 and 100 backstroke, respectively.
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