Indiana Sweeps Missouri, Illinois And Iowa

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IOWA CITY, Iowa, January 18. THE Indiana Hoosiers won 22 of 32 events Saturday afternoon to sweep Missouri, Illinois and host Iowa on both the women’s and men’s sides in a four-team meet. Lindsay Vrooman swept the distance free events for the Hoosier women with wins in the 200, 500 and 1000 free. Anze Tavcar claimed the 50 and 100 free events to lead the Indiana men’s team.

Indiana Press Release

A total of 10 victories for the women and 12 for the men propelled the Indiana swimming and diving teams to a sweep of Iowa, Missouri and Illinois in Iowa City, Iowa Saturday afternoon.

The men were 195-102 winners over host No. 21 Iowa and 174-123 victors over No. 7 Missouri. The Hoosiers women topped No. 21 Missouri 170-121, Iowa 170-126, and Illinois 193-103.

The quartet of Brooklynn Snodgrass, Bronwyn Pasloski, Gia Dalesandro and Kait Flederbach opened the day with a win in the 200 medley relay, clocking in at 1:41.22. The men finished second with James Wells, Cody Miller, Steve Schmuhl and Anze Tavcar finishing in 1:29.34.

Lindsay Vrooman opened her sweep of the distance events by taking the 1,000 free in 9:56.57. Haley Lips was third in 10:13.81. Grayson Smith was a winner for the men at 9:27.05, with Bradley Stamper fourth (9:38.69).

Vrooman’s second win came in the 200 free (1:48.82), leading a 1-2-3 IU sweep with Cynthia Pammett second (1:50.69) and Flederbach third (1:51.49). It was a 1-2 finish for the men with Jackson Miller’s winning time of 1:38.17, and Mike Hurley second (1:39.14).

Justine Ress (55.58) and Allie Day (55.74) went 2-3 in the 100 back, while Wells took the men’s title in 47.54, and NCAA B cut. Eric Ress was second in 47.69.

Bronwyn Pasloski finished second in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.76), while Cody Miller led the way for the men with a third-place finish (55.52).

The Hoosiers women went 1-2-3 in the 200 butterfly, with Olivia Barker taking top honors in 2:00.33. Bailey Pressey touched second (2:02.22) and Brenna MacLean third (2:02.25). It was an all-Hoosier affair in the fly as the men went 1-2 with Schmuhl winning in 1:47.36, and Max Irwin second (1:49.14).

A pair of Hoosiers can lay claim to fastest in the pool titles with Flederbach winning the women’s 50 free (23.15) and Tavcar taking it for the men in an NCAA B cut and personal-best time of 20.18.

Snodgrass was the top Hoosier female in the 100 free with a second-place time of 51.10, while Tavcar made it a sweep of the sprints with a time of 44.21, his second NCAA B cut of the meet.

Pammett (1:58.84-NCAA B cut) and Allie Day (1:59.76) finished 1-2 in the 200 backstroke, while Eric Ress was the men’s winner with an NCAA provisional time of 1:44.70.

In the diving well, Kate Hillman recorded a third-place finish on the 1-meter (276.45) and fourth-place finish on the 3-meter (243.40) for the women. Darian Schmidt led a 1-2 IU finish for the men on the 3-meter, posting a score of 455.75 that is just five points off his school record. Josh Arndt was second with a score of 367.10). The men were 2-3 finishers on the 1-meter with Emad Abdelatif second (341.25) and Schmidt third (335.00).

Pasloski came back with a win in the 200 breaststroke (2:18.30), while Cody Miller was third.

Vrooman picked up her third win of the day with a time of 4:55.13 in the 500 free, with Stephanie Marchuk third (4:59.03). Jackson Miller won the men’s 500 free (4:30.37), followed by Irwin in third (4:33.54).

Dalesandro recorded a second-place finish in the 100 fly (54.79) as Barker took third (56.12). Cody Miller won the men’s 100 fly in 49.12. Dalesandro wrapped up her day with a win in the 200 individual medley (2:03.80), with Pasloski third (2:05.63). Ress was the winner for the men in 1:48.32.

The women ended the meet as they began, tallying a win in the 400 freestyle relay with Pammett, Lips, Flederbach and Snodgrass finishing in 3:25.14. The men were also winners in the 400 free relay as Tavcar, Wells, Jackson Miller and Hurley clocking in at 2:59.34.

Missouri Women’s Press Release

Sophomore Lauren Reedy notched two individual wins and set a new school record as the Mizzou women’s swimming and diving team went 1-2 against Illinois, Iowa and No. 11 Indiana Saturday at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center in Iowa City, Iowa.

The Tigers (4-6) earned a 154-145 win over Illinois and suffered losses to No. 11 Indiana (170-121) and Iowa (164-135).

Reedy led Mizzou in the diving well with a sweep of the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards, with a new school record along the way. The sophomore won the 1-meter after scoring 342.55 points, a tally that set a new school mark in the event. She bested redshirt junior Loren Figueroa’s previous record of 335.3, set back in the 2011 season. Reedy then scored 328.95 points on the 3-meter to take the sweep.

Also a two-event winner, junior Danielle Barbiea came away victorious in both the 100 free and 100 fly on the day. She posted a time of 50.43 on the 100 free to take top honors and swam a 54.04 in the 100 fly to claim the victory. Barbiea’s 100 fly time was more than two full seconds faster than the second finisher. The junior also added a second-place showing in the 50 free with a time of 23.28.

Freshman Katharine Ross garnered Mizzou’s fifth win of the day in the 100 breast after a time of 1:02.45. Ross also finished third in the 200 IM in a swim of 2:05.86.

Missouri started off the day in the 200 medley relay, where the `A’ squad of junior Emily Doucette, Ross, Barbiea and sophomore Anna Patteron took second in 1:41.66.

In the 200 breast, junior Danielle Spradlin posted a second-place showing in a time of 2:19.57, ahead of sophomore Lauren Stoeckle, who took fourth in 2:21.27.

Additionally, Doucette took third in the 100 back after a swim of 57.07.
The Tigers return to the pool on Saturday, Jan. 25 in a road dual against Drury at 1 p.m.

Missouri Men’s Press Release

The Mizzou men’s swimming and diving team earned a split with Indiana and Iowa on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center in Iowa City, Iowa. The Tigers (5-4) defeated Iowa, 168-131, and fell to Indiana, 173-124. Junior Sam Tierney and sophomore Clark Thomas each claimed event wins to lead Missouri.

The Tigers started off the day with a first-place finish in the 200 medley relay. Mizzou’s `A’ team of Tierney, seniors Mark Conroy and Logan Mosley and sophomore Max Grodecki defeated the field with a time of 1:28.95.

Tierney claimed first in the 200 breast after a swim of 1:59.53. The win was Tierney’s 14th event title of the season, including his sixth in the 200 breast. He also took second in the 100 breast with a time of 55.09.

In the diving well, Thomas continued his strong performance of late with a win on the 1-meter. He tallied 359.6 points to place first, more than 18 points ahead of the next finisher. Additionally, Thomas took third on the 3-meter with 360.0 points.

Grodecki earned a pair of runner-up finishes in the spring events. The sophomore took second in the 50 free in 20.6, as well as second in the 100 free with a time of 45.06. In the 100 free, Grodecki finished ahead of freshman Michael Chadwick, who was third in 45.90.

Junior Eegan Groome also placed second in two different events. He posted a time of 4:33.26 in the 500 free and 1:04.26 in the 200 free. Junior Andrew Phillips was fourth in the 200 free in 1:40.92, just 0.01 out of third-place.

Also earning second-place showings on the day were freshman Carter Griffin and junior Mack Darragh. Griffin touched second in the 200 back with a swim of 1:46.68, while Darragh was second in the 200 IM in 1:51.86. Darragh swam well in the 200 fly as well, with a third-place finish in the event in 1:49.20.

Three more Tigers also took third in their respective events. Mosley placed third in the 100 fly (49.37), freshman Martin Wallace in the 1000 free (9:31.84) and sophomore Daniel Graviss in the 200 IM (1:52.67).

Mizzou return to the pool on Saturday, Jan. 25 in a road dual against Drury at 1 p.m.

Iowa Women’s Press Release

The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team notched a pair of victories Saturday afternoon inside the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, downing Missouri (164-135) and Illinois (198-101), while falling to No. 11 Indiana (170-126).

“There was a really high quality group of athletes here today with Illinois, Missouri, and Indiana. I’m really proud of how the men and women stepped up,” said UI head coach Marc Long. “The women getting two wins over quality opponents is exciting as we prepare for the championship season.”

Junior Becky Stoughton paced the Hawkeyes tallying four top-three finishes. She was the runner-up in the 500-free, 1,000-free and 200-fly. Her 1,000-free time of 9:57.59 is season best, while she touched in 4:58.38 in the 500-free and 2:04.68 in the 200-fly. Stoughton was also a member of the third-place 400-free relay along with seniors Lindsay Seemann, Elise Borja and Emily Hovren.

Iowa posted a third and fourth place finish in the 200-free when sophomore Olivia Kabacinski touched out in 1:52.13 with Hovren right behind in fourth (1:52.58). Hovren also tallied a second-place swim in the 200 IM (2:05.07).

The Hawkeyes also received a strong outing from senior Haley Gordon. Gordon placed second in the 100-fly (56.29), third in the 200-fly (2:04.97), and third as part of the 200-medley relay (1:54.53) along with Seemann, freshman Emma Sougstad, and Borja.

In the diving well, redshirt junior Abby Grilli led the way, posting a pair of runner-up showings in the 1 and 3-meter springboard competitions. Grilli finished with 286.70 points in the 1-meter competition and 303.65 points on the 3-meter.

“We have a series of intense competitions coming up. It is a real exciting time of year,” said Long.

Iowa returns to action Saturday when it travels to Evanston, Ill., to face Northwestern in a Big Ten dual. The meet is set to begin at 11 a.m. (CT) inside the Norris Aquatics Center.

Iowa Men’s Press Release

The 21st-ranked University of Iowa men’s swimming and diving team dropped a pair of dual meets Saturday afternoon, falling to No.7 Missouri, 168-131, and No. 16 Indiana, 195-102, at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool.

“There was a really high quality group of athletes here today with Illinois, Missouri, and Indiana,” said UI head coach Marc Long. I’m really proud of how the men and women stepped up.”

Iowa opened the meet with a third and fourth place showing in the 200-medley relay. The quartet of junior Grant Betulius, senior Andrew Marciniak, senior Dustin Rhoads, and sophomore David Ernstsson touched out in 1:29.46 to take third, while sophomore Andrew Parker, sophomore Roman Trussov, freshman Jackson Allen, and senior Gianni Sesto finished fourth in 1:30.97.

Trussov posted the lone Hawkeye victory when he took the top spot in the 100-breast with an NCAA “B” cut time of 54:52. He tallied a second `B’ cut time on the afternoon when he finished as the runner-up in the 200-breast (1:59.77).

Rhoads posted an NCAA `B’ cut time in the 100-back when he finished second in 48.17. The Ames, Iowa, native also placed third in the 200-back (1:46.83) and fourth in the 100-fly (49.87).

Iowa also received second place finishes from Belzer and Allen. Belzer touched in 9:29.54 in the 1,000-free, while Allen was the runner-up in the 100-fly in 49.36.

In the diving well, Addison Boscult paced the Hawkeyes, finishing sixth in the 1-meter springboard (308.05) and seventh in the 3-meter (312.60).

Iowa concluded the meet with a second-place showing in the 400-free relay. Sophomore Charles Holiday, Ernstsson, Trussov, and Allen touched out in 3:02.40.

Iowa returns to action Saturday when it travels to Evanston, Ill., to face Northwestern in a Big Ten dual. The meet is set to begin at 11 a.m. (CT) inside the Norris Aquatics Center.

Results For: Illinois, Indiana, Missouri vs. Iowa

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Author: Emily Sampl

Emily Sampl, an editorial assistant for Swimming World Magazine, is a freelance writer for USA Swimming and an assistant coach at Boulder High School and Boulder Elks Swim Team in Colorado. Emily graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Colorado and master's degree in sport administration from the University of Northern Colorado.

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