Indiana Swimming Tops Iowa, Michigan in Men’s Meet

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Mohamed Samy; Photo Courtesy: Dan D'Addona

The Indiana University men’s swimming and diving teams continued its long unbeaten streak in dual meet scoring after defeating both Iowa (245-55) and Michigan (165-135) at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center on Saturday morning.

TEAM SCORES

Indiana 245, Iowa, 55

Indiana 165, Michigan 135

Michigan 218, Iowa 82

 

INDIANA SWIMMING WINNERS

Zane Backes – 100 breaststroke (53.58)

Bruno Blaskovic – 400 freestyle relay (2:55.35)

Griffin Eiber – 400 freestyle relay (2:55.35)

Jack Franzman – 400 freestyle relay (2:55.35)

Mory Gould – 1-meter dive (338.95); 3-meter dive (403.85)

Mohamed Samy – 100 freestyle (43.20); 200 freestyle (1:35.30); 200 IM (1:44.95); 400 freestyle relay (2:55.35)

Jacob Steele – 100 backstroke (47.99); 200 backstroke (1:46.41);

 

NOTABLES

  • Indiana swimming has won 34-consecutive dual meets dating back to Jan. 16, 2016 against the Michigan Wolverines.
  • The Hoosiers tallied a total of 9-of-16 event titles in the meet, including both contested diving events. Samy had his hand in four of the Indiana nine victories.
  • Samy posted three event times inside the top-10 nationally to this point in the season, to include the nation-leading time in both the 100 free and the 200 IM and the fourth-fastest time in the 200 free.
  • Backes’ time in the 100 breast is the fourth-fastest time swam in the country this season, while Steele clocked in with the 16th quickest touch in the 100 back and the 21st in the 200 back.

NCAA CUTS

B: Zane Backes (100 breast, 53.58); Brendan Burns (100 fly, 1:44.70); Mohamed Samy (100 free, 43.20; 200 free, 1:35.30; 200 IM, 1:44.95);

NCAA Zones Qualifying Scores

1-Meter: Mory Gould (338.95)

3-Meter: Mory Gould (403.85); Seamus Scotty (372.50); Cole VanDevender (324.25)

 

BIG TEN SWIMMING COVERAGE

 

Michigan Swimming Highlights

The Wolverines began the meet with a bang, toppling Indiana in the 200-yard medley relay. The foursome of sophomore Eric Storms, sophomore Will Chan, senior Miles Smachlo and junior Luiz Gustavo Borges touched first at 1:26.93, but mounted a rally on the back half to do it. Smachlo put the Wolverines back into the lead with a 20.70 split on the butterfly leg before Borges split 19.48 on freestyle coming home. They won by almost seven-tenths of a second.

Junior Ricardo Vargas led a 1-3-4 finish in the 1,000-yard freestyle, winning the event by more than six seconds (8:59.44). He turned it up a notch at the halfway point, splitting sub-27.00 over the last 500 yards. Junior Will Roberts was third (9:07.75) and senior Felix Auböck was fourth (9:07.87).

The Hoosiers won the next three events, but the gains were minimal thanks to Michigan’s depth. After sophomore Patrick Callan took second in the 200-yard freestyle (1:36.41), U-M went 2-3 in both the 100-yard backstroke (Storms, senior Alex Martin) and 100-yard breaststroke (senior Tommy Cope, Chan).

Michigan grabbed momentum back heading into the first diving break from two of the men on the opening relay. Smachlo rallied to beat Indiana’s Brendan Burns in the 200-yard butterfly (1:44.52), while Borges touched first in the 50-yard freestyle (19.95). He was the only man in the field to break 20 seconds.

Cope picked up a big win in the 200-yard breaststroke, touching first by more than three seconds (1:55.97).

 

Iowa Highlights

Freshman Mohamed Neuman posted Iowa’s top finish of the day off the 1-meter springboard, diving to a score of 329.20.

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1 comment

  1. Laura Voet

    Hoosiers!! 👏🏻👏🏻🔴⚪️

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