Ohio State Winter Invitational, Day One

COLUMBUS, Ohio, February 12. NCAA provisional times from Andrew Taylor, Bryant Honsa and Alex Kotliarsky in the 500 freestyle highlighted the Indiana men's swimming team's first day of competition at the two-day Ohio State Winter Invitational at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio.

Taylor knocked four seconds off his season best in the 500 free with a time of 4:23.58 in the prelims. He elected not to swim in the evening's championship final. Honsa and Kotliarsky picked up their NCAA B cuts in the evening final with Honsa taking third in 4:27.75, and Kotliarsky fourth in 4:27.82. Also competing in the evening final were Bart Ginocchio (6th- 4:30.50), Michael Mohler (9th- 4:33.04) and Ryan Downey (10th- 4:38.25).

Jon Hueni finished second in the 100 butterfly final with a time of 49.59. He went 49.45 in the morning session. Mohler was fourth in the 400 individual medley prelims (4:07.96) and Nicholas Schwab was sixth (4:20.00).

Austin Steel was victorious in the 100 backstroke (49.25), while Daniel Kanorr took third (49.52). Kanorr posted an NCAA B cut of 48.83 in the morning prelims.

Jackson Davidson placed eighth in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.27), with Schwab ninth in the morning session (1:04.54). Honsa and Kanorr swam the prelims of the 100 freestyle with Honsa posting a time of 46.23 and Kanorr finishing in 46.27.

Also taking part in the meet is women's swimmer Kristen Mitsch. Mitsch took sixth in the 100 free in a time of 54.09.

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