LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, January 28. SETTING five pool records in the process, the Indiana women's swimming and diving team ended its dual meet season on a high note with wins over Louisville and Virginia Tech in a double dual meet at Ralph Wright Natatorium in Louisville, Ky. Friday night.
Indiana topped the host Cardinals by a 181-119 score and topped Virginia Tech 223-77.
Indiana opened with a second-place finish in the 200 medley relay, posting a time of 1:43.27 from Taylor Wohrley, Bronwyn Pasloski, Brittany Barwegen and Sara Delay. It is the fifth-fastest time for IU this season.
Allysa Vavra was the winner in the 1,000 freestyle, swimming the event for the first time this season in 9:51.05. That is the second fastest time by a Hoosier this season and a new pool record by more than nine seconds. Lindsay Vrooman was third (9:57.87-season best) and Courey Schaefer fifth (10:12.12-season best).
Brittany Strumbel was the second individual winner for the Hoosiers on the day, taking the 200 free in an NCAA B cut of 1:48.92, also a pool record. Margaux Farrell also posted a B cut in her second-place finish (1:48.96), while Ashley Jones was third (1:51.00).
The first of two wins on the day for Wohrley came in the 100 backstroke when she put up an NCAA B cut of 54.65. Kim Tracey was fifth (57.61) and MacLean sixth (58.46).
Pasloski was runner-up in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:03.45. Ashley Specht took fourth (1:04.15) and Brittney Phelan seventh (1:05.95).
Barwegen was a winner in the 200 butterfly for the fifth time this season, posting an NCAA B cut of 1:59.30. Brenna MacLean was third at 2:04.05. Delay was second in the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.54, with Farrell taking fourth (23.85).
On the 1-meter springboard Logan Kline led the way with a winning score of 293.80. Brittney Feldman was second (285.45), with Gabby Agostino fourth (281.80) and Nicole Brehm sixth (257.45). On the 3-meter springboard Feldman was the winner with 328.20 points. Agostino placed second (318.70), Brehm fourth (294.90) and Kline fifth (288.65).
Strumbel added a second-place finish in the 100 freestyle (51.01) to her total, with Farrell taking third (51.02) and Stephanie Armstrong fourth (51.88). Wohrley added to the pool record haul for the Hoosiers with a new mark in the 200 backstroke at 1:58.83. Ashley Jones was third at 2:00.79 and Tracey fourth (2:03.13).
Vavra was the top Hoosier in the 200 breaststroke with a third-place finish (2:16.99), followed by Pasloski in fifth (2:19.62) and Katelyn Ishee sixth (2:20.01).
Vrooman followed up her third-place finish in the 1,000 free with a win in the 500 free, topping the old pool record with a time of 4:49.74. That is an NCAA B cut for the freshman. Schaefer was fourth (4:57.15).
Barwegen made it a sweep of the butterfly with a winning time of 55.26 in the 100-yard race. MacLean took seventh at 57.53. Vavra's second win of the day came in the 400 individual medley. Her time of 4:17.34 is an NCAA B cut and a new Ralph Wright Natatorium record. Jones took second in 4:20.71 and Barwegen fourth (4:22.30).
Indiana ended a successful meet with a winning time of 1:33.17 in the 200 freestyle relay. Farrell, Strumbel, Delay and Armstrong combined for the third-fastest time by IU this season.
The Hoosiers will now turn their focus to the 2011 Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, set for Feb. 16-19 at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington. Indiana is the two-time defending champion.
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