Indiana Men Open Season With Victory Over Tennessee, Kentucky; IU Women Defeat Kentucky, Fall to Tennessee

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, October 19. THE Indiana men's swimming and diving team opened the 2012-13 season with a pair of wins, taking down Tennessee (183-117) and Kentucky (196-104) in a double dual meet at the Lancaster Aquatic Center in Lexington, Ky.

The Hoosiers cruised to victory in the 200 medley relay as James Wells, Cody Miller, Eric Ress and Daniel Kanorr clocked a time of 1:30.43.

It was a 1-2 finish for IU in the 1,000-yard freestyle with Ryan Hinshaw winning in 9:25.33, followed by Nicholas Schwab in second at 9:27.18. IU also took the top two spots in the 200 freestyle with Ress first (1:39.53) and Jim Barbiere second (1:39.57).

Wells gave the Hoosiers three victories in as many events with a time of 48.55 in the 100 backstroke. Miller continued the Hoosiers' winning ways with a time of 55.82, while freshman Tanner Kurz was second (57.22).

Steve Schmuhl's time of 1:50.57 was good for a nearly two-second win in the 200 butterfly, with Austin Saunders sixth (1:54.58). Kanorr was the top sprinter of the day with a win in the 50 free (20.57), while Wells was fourth (21.05).

Darian Schmidt won the 1-meter springboard event with 381.10 points, while Mick Dell'Orco was third (340.00) and Casey Johnson sixth. Schmidt took third in the 3-meter contest (358.70), and Conor Murphy fifth (326.15).

Barbiere placed second in the 100 free (45.76), with Kanorr fifth (47.22). Ress led a 1-2 Hoosier finish in the 200 backstroke, clocking in at 1:46.25, while Schmuhl was second (1:46.70).

Miller made it a clean sweep in the 200 breaststroke (2:02.51), with Zechariah Banks sixth (2:16.03). Barbiere (4:31.83) and Hinshaw (4:33.77) went 1-2 in the 500 freestyle, with Schwab fourth (4:36.68).

Wells touched the wall second in the 100 butterfly (50.18), with Schmuhl fifth (51.36). Miller became a three-time individual winner on the day with a victory in the 200-meter individual medley (1:50.72), while Tanner Kurz was seventh(1:58.71).

The day ended with a second-place showing in the 400 free relay as Ress, Kanorr, Barbiere and Schmuhl raced to a time of 3;02.67.

The Indiana women's swimming and diving team opened its 2012-13 season Friday, topping Kentucky, 189-111 but falling short to Tennessee, 183-117 in a double dual meet at the Lancaster Aquatic Center in Lexington, Ky.

The quartet of Brooklyn Snodgrass, Ashley Specht, Haley Lips and Bronwyn Pasloski took second in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:41.79.

The Hoosiers went 1-2 in the 1,000-yard freestyle, as Lindsay Vrooman won the event in 10:00.12, followed by Taylor O'Brien(10:00.57). Indiana had three of the top-six finishers in the 200 freestylewith Cynthia Pammett third (1:49.15), Lips fourth (1:49.44) and Vrooman sixth (1:51.29).

Indiana's strong backstroke tradition continues into 2012-13 as Snodgrass won the 100-yard backstroke in 53.96, with Justine Ress fourth(56.72) and Allie Day fifth (56.76).

Specht placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:02.28), followed by Pasloski in third (1:02.98) and Siri Kristiansen fifth (1:05.57).

It was a 2-3-4 finish for IU in the 200 butterfly as Lips was second (2:00.88), Brenna MacLean third (2:03.29) and Dorina Szekeres fourth (2:04.90). Pammett was fifth in the 50 free (23.73), while Pasloski took sixth (23.87). Pammett was also the top IU finisher in the 100 free (3rd-51.14), with Stephanie Armstrong fifth (52.40).

Snodgrass had the sweep in the backstroke events, winning the 200-yard back in 1:57.40). Day was third (2:02.52), Szekeres fourth (2:02.61) and Ress fifth (2:03.43).

Pasloski placed second in the 200 breaststroke (2:17.74), with Madeline Maher third (2:19.48), Specht fourth (2:02.28) and Kristiansen fifth (2:22.73).

Vrooman had her second top-two finish with a time of 4:53.57 in the 500 freestyle, placing second. Taylor O'Brien was third (5:01.16). MacLean placed fifth in the 100 butterfly (57.07), with Alexis Bullard sixth (57.72).

In 3-meter diving, Kate Hillman placed seventh (271.65), while Amy Cozad was ninth (253.25). On the 1-meter springboard, Cozad was fourth (261.85) and Hillman fifth (260.10).

Snodgrass was fourth in the 200-meter individual medley (2:06.26) and Szekeres sixth (2:08.19). In the final event of the day, Indiana took fourth in the 400 freestyle relay as O'Brien, Bullard, MacLean and Sara Delay clocked a time of 3:33.22.

Indiana is back in action next weekend as both the men and women travel to Austin, Texas to take on the Texas Longhorns and Michigan Wolverines in a double dual meet.

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