BLOOMINGTON, Indiana, November 17. THE Indiana University men's swimming and diving team posted a 182.5-170.5 win over Penn State, and a narrow 177-176 win over Virginia in a tri-meet at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington.
James Wells, Cody Miller, Steve Schmuhl and Daniel Kanorr opened with a second-place finish in the 200 medley relay, clocking a time of 1:30.11.
"This was going to be the hardest weekend of competition for us for the season," said head coach Ray Looze. "It is the key period of training for us and we challenge our swimmers in practice and in the weightroom to the highest degree leading into the Thanksgiving break.
"We feel very fortunate to come away with a couple of wins over two fantastic programs in Penn State and Virginia. Our guys fought hard."
Jim Barbiere took second in the 1,000 freestyle (9:07.92), with Schmuhl sixth (9:24.24) and Ryan Hinshaw seventh (9:24.65). Kanorr tied for second in the 50 free (20.74) with Miller ninth (21.28).
Eric Ress was second in the 100 backstroke (48.65), as Wells took seventh (50.05) and Brent Aarons 11th (55.24). Miller gave the Hoosiers a win in the 200 breaststroke, coming in at 1:58.97. Sam Trahin was fourth (2:03.47) and Ian Boggs seventh (2:05.92).
Wells placed seventh in the 100 butterfly (51.66), followed by Tanner Kurz in eighth (51.92) and Schmuhl ninth (51.95). Barbiere was the second IU winner on the day, posting a time of 1:38.62 in the 200 freestyle. Ress was fifth (1:40.12) and Hinshaw 10th (1:43.22).
Darian Schmidt made it a sweep of the diving events, winning the 1-meter springboard with 399.30 points. The Hoosiers went 1-2-3-4 in the event with Mick Dell'Orco second (327.30), Casey Johnson third (293.90) and Danton Rogers fourth (289.90).
School record holder Sam Trahin won the 400 individualmedley in 3:54.58, while Nicholas Schwab was eighth (4:02.58).
IU finishes third in the 400 freestyle relay as Kanorr, Ress, Barbiere and Tanner Kurz combine for a time of 3:01.76.
The Indiana University women's swimming and diving team came up short in a double dual meet, falling to Penn State (214.5-137.5) and Virginia (235-117) at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington.
Brooklyn Snodgrass, Ashley Specht, Brenna MacLean and Bronwyn Pasloski took third in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:42.73.
"We were definitely trying to overcome some illness that kind of ravaged the team this past weekend," said head coach Ray Looze. "I was really proud of how they fought. They came back today with renewed vigor and a nose-to-the-grindstone type mentality,"
Lindsay Vrooman out-raced Virginia's Rachel Naurath to the wall in the 1,000 freestyle, winning in 9:49.80. Naurath was a touch behind at 9:50.19. Taylor O'Brien placed fourth for IU (10:00.16).
Sara Delay took fifth in the 50 freestyle (23.83), while Stephanie Armstrong was 10th (24.19) and Alexis Bullard 11th (24.26).
Snodgrass took second in the 100 backstroke (55.02) with Cynthia Pammett third (55.43) and Justine Ress eighth (57.17).
Pasloski took the 200 breaststroke title in 2:15.52, with freshman Madeline Maher third (2:16.77) and Specht fourth (2:17.22). MacLean was eighth in the 100 butterfly (57.97), with Ress 10th (58.55) and Allie Day 11th (59.29).
Pammett takes fourth in the 200 freestyle (1:49.53), followed by Vrooman in eighth (1:51.57) and Snodgrass ninth (1:52.03).
IU went 1-2 in the women's 3-meter springboard, led by Amy Cozad with 293.40 points. Kate Hillman was second, just a point behind at 292.40.
Dorina Szekeres was the top Hoosier in the 400 IM with a time of 4:22.42. MacLean took 10th in 4:30.28. In the final swim of the day, Pammett, Delay, Vrooman and Armstrong took fourth in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:26.98.
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