Indiana Swimming & Diving Beat Defending Big Ten Champs Ohio State in Co-Ed Sweep

Emily Weiss. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The No. 7/12 Indiana swimming and diving teams handled business in a sweep of No. 17/14 Ohio State on Friday afternoon at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatics Center.


  • Men: No. 7 Indiana 185, No. 17 Ohio State 115
  • Women: No. 12 Indiana 166, No. 14 Ohio State 134

Indiana Swimming & Diving Press Release

Prior to the beginning of the meet, the Indiana swimming and diving program honored three student managers and 15 student athletes as part of the 2021 Senior Day festivities. Those honored include: Forrest Brown, Anna Kirkpatrick, Mya Kraeger, Brock Brown, Griffin Eiber, Laurel Eiber, Corey Gambardella, Mory Gould, Josie Grote, Gage Hamill, Abby Kirkpatrick, Gary Kostbade, Bailey Kovac, Spencer Lehman, Anne Rouleau, Seamus Scotty, Jacob Steele and Thomas Vanderbrook.

  • Freshman Anne Fowler tallied a career-best, NCAA ‘A’ Standard score of 356.18 in the 1-meter diving event. Her winning score is the fifth highest score ever posted in a six-dive set by a Hoosierwoman diver and she now ranks as the third best performer in IU history in the event.
  • Fowler also toppled the school-record mark set by Olympian Jessica Parratto in dual meet competition in the 1-meter.
  • Sophomore Brendan Burns turned in three individual victories and was a member of the 400 Medley Relay team. The Berwyn, Pa., native earned wins in the 100 Fly, 200 Fly and 200 Back.
  • Redshirt junior Andrew Capobianco continued his dominated season, picking up two more wins. He is a perfect 4-for-4 in diving events this season after scoring winning NCAA ‘A’ Standard scores of 417.00 (1M) and 473.55 (3M).
  • The Hoosier women put on a show in the breaststroke events. In the 200 Breast, sophomore Emily Weiss edged out junior teammate Noelle Peplowski for the victory. Junior Mackenzie Looze and senior Abby Kirkpatrick placed third and fourth, respectively, giving IU the top four point-scoring spots in the events. Weiss, Peplowski and Kirkpatrick also teamed up to claim three of the top four spots in the 100 Breast.
  • Indiana last met Ohio State in a dual meet format on Jan. 31, 2015 when the Hoosiers traveled to Columbus for a tri-meet with Ohio State and Louisville. The Buckeyes last swam in Bloomington in a regular season meet on Jan. 19, 2013. IU squeaked out a 150-148 victory on the men’s side that afternoon.

Ohio State Release

Ohio State was led by Brynna Wolfe, who picked up a pair of victories in the 100 and 200 backstroke events, respectively. The Hoosiers took the lead for good just before the 1-meter diving competition after previously swapping the lead with the Buckeyes five different times. Notes and highlights of the meet included:

  • Sally Tafuto led an Ohio State sweep in the 1,000, winning in 10:03.12 with Georgia Mosher and Maya Geringer finishing in second and third, respectfully. The win was Tafuto’s second of the season, after picking up a victory in the 500 last weekend vs. Penn State.
  • Wolfe led another Top 3 finish for Ohio State in the 100 backstroke by winning in :55.01 with Amy Fulmer second and Emily Crane third. The Buckeyes enjoyed a 43-31 lead at this point of the meet.
  • Indiana came back, though, tying the score at 56-all after the 200 butterfly and eventually building a 92-77 lead after nine events.
  • Then Wolfe skimmed more than 3.5 seconds off her 200 backstroke time from a week ago to win the event in 2:00.03 with Kristen Romano third in 2:00.27. The win closed the Buckeyes to within 10 at 99-89 with six events to go.
  • The Hoosiers extended their lead to 117-90 and applied the pressure to the Buckeyes by taking the top four places in the 200 breaststroke, including the second win of the meet for Emily Weiss.
  • Katie Trace swam to a victory in the 400 individual medley in 4:18.72 with Romano earning Top 3 points for the Buckeyes for the third time this meet with a third-place finish in 4:20.41.
  • And the 200 freestyle relay team of Taylor Petrak, Freya Rayner, Crane and Katherine Zenick capped the meet with a win in 1:30.79.

Jason Mathews picked up a pair of wins to lead the Buckeye men. Notes and highlights from the pool featured the following:

  • Hunter Armstrong swam to victory in the 100 backstroke in :47.06 with RJ Kondalski third and Colin McDermott fourth. The efforts shaved nine points of an early IU lead to make it 45-29 after four events.
  • Mathews followed Armstrong’s win in the 100 back with a victory in the 100 breaststroke. Hudson McDaniel (second) and Evan McFadden (fourth) also scored in the event and the IU lead was down to five points at 49-44.
  • Sem Andreis won the 50 freestyle in :19.84 but IU took the next four places to hold on to a 19-point lead, 75-56, nearly midway through the meet.
  • Mathews won his second race of the afternoon by following his 100 breaststroke win with a victory in the 200 breaststroke in 1:57.73.
  • And Paul Delakis won for the second consecutive meet by taking first in the 400 individual medley in 3:54.79.

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