BLOOMINGTON, Indiana, January 31. LINDSAY Vrooman and Eric Ress each won three events and two other Hoosiers won two to lead the Indiana University women’s and men’s swimming and diving teams to a sweep of Louisville on Friday night. Vrooman won the 200, 500 and 1000 freestyles, while Eric Ress swept the 1000 free, 500 free and 200 back for Indiana. Steve Schmuhl (200 fly and 400 IM) and Kate Hillman (1- and 3-meter diving) also contributed two individual wins. For Louisville, Caryle Blondell was the only multi-event winner, touching first in the 50 and 100 free.
Indiana Press Release
The Indiana University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams made it a sweep of the Louisville Cardinals Friday night at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center. The No. 8 men were 162-138 winners over the seventh-ranked Cardinals, while the No. 11 women topped No. 13 Louisville by a 175-123 score.
The women’s team of Allie Day, Dorina Szekeres, Olivia Barker and Justine Ress led the way for IU in the 200 medley relay, taking third in 1:46.11. The Hoosiers A squad of Brooklynn Snodgrass, Bronwyn Pasloski, Gia Dalesandro and Kait Flederbach touched first but were disqualified for an early exchange.
In the men’s race, James Wells, Cody Miller, Max Irwin and Anze Tavcar sprinted to victory with a time of 1:28.11.
Vrooman led the Hoosier charge in the 1,000 freestyle as the women bounced back with a 1-2-3 finish. The senior finished in 10:00.50, with Stephanie Marchuk second (10:00.76) and Haley Lips third (10:01.68). Eric Ress surged ahead in the final lap to win the 1,000 freestyle in 9:12.89. Grayson Smith third in 9:25.47.
Vrooman led another 1-2-3 finish for the Hoosiers, leading the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:49.24. Lips was second (1:49.59) and Cynthia Pammett third (1:50.08). Jackson Miller led the men with a second-place finish, going 1:38.57.
Snodgrass was a last-minute addition to the 100 backstroke race and swimming in lane 1 led the third 1-2-3 finish of the day for IU, clocking in at 53.76. Day was second (54.87) and Ress third (55.63) Wells had a body-length lead on the field in a decisive 47.76 win in the men’s race. Bob Glover took fourth in 50.37.
Pasloski kept the win streak alive, posting a time of 1:01.27 in the 100 breaststroke. Cody Miller finished second in 54.88 for the men.
Dalesandro was the first Hoosier to touch the wall in the 200 butterfly, placing second in 1:59.34. Brenna MacLean took third in 2:00.06. Steve Schmuhl (1:47.63) and Irwin (1:48.49) finished 1-2 for the men.
Flederbach can lay claim to the fastest woman in the pool title with a win in the 50 freestyle (23.15). Pammett took third in 23.66, while Tavcar was third for the men in 20.42. Flederbach took second in the 100 free (50.18), with Snodgrass right behind in third with a time of 51.25. Tavcar was third for the men in the 100 free (45.06).
Domination doesn’t quite cover the men’s performance on the 1-meter springboard as the Hoosiers took the top seven spots, led by Emad Abdelatif with a score of 364.28. Rounding out the top three were Joshua Arndt (336.98) and Darian Schmidt (331.58). In the women’s 3-meter, IU’s lone diver Kate Hillman took the title with a score of 313.20.
In switching boards, Hillman made it a sweep with a 1M victory, scoring 294.75 points. The men took the top six spots on the 3-meter, with Schmidt winning in a score of 425.18. Joshua Arndt was second (364.13) and Andrew Hull third (338.48).
Indiana laid claim to the top three spots in the 200 backstroke with Pammett (1:58.69), Ress (1:59.68) and Day (1:59.98). The men matched the women with a 1-2-3 finish from Ress (1:44.53), Schmuhl (1:45.53) and Wells (1:46.83).
Pasloski touched the wall second in the 200 breaststroke (2:13.69), with Dorina Szekeres fifth (2:19.98). Cody Miller was the winner for the men in 1:59.18.
Vrooman finished off the 200-500-1000 sweep with a time of 4:53.25 in the 500 freestyle. She was followed by Lips in second (4:53.29) and Marchuk third (4:56.12).
Ress added to his distance titles by winning the 500 free in 4:29.72. He led the IU sweep with Jackson Miller second (4:30.32) and Grayson Smith third (4:30.60).
Dalesandro came back with a win in the 100 butterfly (53.68), with Olivia Barker third (56.46). Irwin took second in the men’s race at 48.51, with Cody Miller third (48.62).
Szekeres cruised to victory in the 400 individual medley (4:17.47) as Dalesandro touched second in 4:23.51. Schmuhl used his kick in the freestyle leg to win the men’s race in 3:53.20.
Flederbach, Pammett, Lips and Snodgrass closed with a second-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay (3:22.03). The men also touched the wall second as Tavcar, Wells, Ress and Jackson Miller clocked in at 2:59.06.
The IU women now turn their focus to the Big Ten Championships, February 19-22 in Minneapolis, Minn. The men close out their dual meet schedule next Saturday, Feb. 8, as they play host to Purdue at 11 a.m. ET. The meet will be shown live on the Big Ten Network.