BLOOMINGTON, Indiana, January 8. DISAPPOINTED with a loss to the Michigan Wolverines back in October, the 14th-ranked Indiana women's swimming and diving team got its revenge with a 157-127 win over its conference rival on Saturday at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington.
Indiana is now 4-3 in dual meets this season.
Taylor Wohrley staked Indiana to a lead in the backstroke and Bronwyn Pasloski, Brittany Barwegen and Sara Delay maintained the advantage for a victory in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:42.61. That is an NCAA B cut and the third fastest time for the Hoosiers this season.
Nikki White swam to an easy win in the 1,650 freestyle, leading from start to finish with a time of 16:53.14. Brittany Strumbel was second in 16:58.79, a season best and just a second off her career best. Justine Jones (17:42.18) and Ashley Kranz (18:04.67) recorded season bests.
Margaux Farrell and Lindsay Vrooman battled for the top spot in the 200 freestyle, but it was defending Big Ten champion Farrell in a time of 1:49.50. Vrooman was second in 1:50.29, with Courey Schaefer third (1:50.35).
Wohrley took the field out in the 100 backstroke and won convincingly with a time of 54.89. Ashley Jones was second in 56.88 (season best), with Kim Tracey fourth (57.12).
Pasloski won the 100 breaststroke (1:03.94), as Katelyn Ishee took third (1:04.69-season best).
Barwegen was the first to touch the wall in the 200 butterfly in 1:58.80, an NCAA provisional time and a season best time. Vrooman placed fourth in 2:03.00.
Delay was the fastest Hoosier to the wall in the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.40, just 3/100ths of a second off her season best. Strumbel was fifth in 23.80, a career best.
Farrell came from behind to take the 100 free in 51.20, with Strumbel posting a second-place time of 51.22. The top four finishers in the race all finished within 4/10ths of a second.
Wohrley made it a sweep in the backstroke events with a winning time of 1:59.42 in the 200 backstroke. Jones placed second in 2:01.00, with Brenna MacLean sixth (2:06.32).
Vavra led a 1-3-4 finish in the 200 breaststroke, with the junior posting a time of 2:16.66. Pasloski took third (2:19.90) and Ishee fourth (2:20.11).
Vrooman out-touched Michigan's Adrienne Bicek for the 500 free title, coming in at 4:50.83, an NCAA B cut. Farrell was third in 4:58.69, with Schaefer fourth (4:59.30).
Barwegen took second in the 100 butterfly (56.17) as Brenna MacLean placed fourth (56.95) and Tracey fifth (57.00).
Vavra picked up her second win of the day with a time of 2:02.85 in the 200 individual medley. Jones was third at 2:04.10, and Tracey fourth (2:07.15).
Unlike the last time these two teams met, the Hoosiers had the victory in hand entering the 400 freestyle relay. Strumbel, Wohrley, Delay and Armstrong won with ease in a time of 3:23.97. That gave IU a 194-86 scoring advantage. Several events were later exhibitioned for the final score of 157-127.
In the diving well, Brittney Feldman topped the field in the 1-meter springboard with a score of 320.10. Logan Kline was second (295.20), with Laura Ryan fourth (289.58). On the platform it was Ryan's turn to shine with a winning score of 350.85, a season best. Amy Cozad took second with 304.65, also a season high, and Gabby Agostino was third (279.08).
The women return to action January 22 as they travel to conference rival Purdue for a dual meet at 11 a.m. ET.
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