Indianapolis Upsets Defending National Champions Queens In Tri-Meet With Wingate

Photo Courtesy: UIndy Sports Info

CHARLOTTE, NC – The Indianapolis swimming teams packed up their vans and traveled to Charlotte, N.C., for what could arguably be the fastest Division II regular season meet of the year Saturday. With the women awaiting their meet on Sunday, the Greyhound men took down two of the powerhouses in Division II, besting Wingate, who placed seventh at nationals last March, as well as the four-time defending-national-champions Queens University. The meet was formatted in short-course meters, not the usual short-course yards, with the Hounds besting Wingate, 183-79, while toppling Queens, 148-114.

The Hounds started off the day as hot as can be, winning the first five events of the meet. In the 400 medley relay, the squad of Rodrigo Codo Berti, Jan Zuchowicz, Ante Lucev and Guilherme Zavaneli won on a time of 3:44.03, out-touching Queens by .49 seconds.

Sophomore Cody Liske stepped up next for the Hounds and took over the 800 free, as his 8:21.84 turned into a four-second victory. The men’s 200 free proved to be an astounding race, as the senior duo of Zavaneli (1:52.06) and Vitor Botana (1:55.53) took first and second place in the event, respectively. Berti also picked up his second win immediately following, winning the 100 back on a time of 55.47 – two seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.

In the 100 breast, Zuchowicz took the victory on his 1:03.45 time. Right behind him was one of the Greyhounds’ many outstanding freshmen, Antonio Milin, who placed second on a 1:03.73. A half-second behind Milin stood the junior TJ LeSeure at third place, posting a solid time of 1:03.87. Rounding out the Greyhounds was senior Lucian Conner, where he gained an impressive fifth-place finish on a time of 1:04.01.

The wins continued to pile up after the 100 free, as Zavaneli took a third victory on the day with a time of 50.16. The 200 back also proved to be a stellar race, as Berti tagged another victory on his 2:02.19 swim.

Jan Delskeskamp was a two-time race winner for Queens, taking gold in the 200 breast and 200 IM, while Marius Kusch won both the 100 and 200 fly races.

Junior Dmytro Sydorchenko was the team’s final individual winner, taking the top spot in the 50 free before teaming with Vince Regent, Alen Mosic and Mitchell Harwood for a win in the 200 free relay.

Indianapolis’ Adam Rosipal won the 400 free with a 3:58.35 as the Greyhounds finished on top of both teams.

Indianapolis was third at the Division II National Championships a year ago.

Full Results

Quotes

“We raced with our hearts and gave it all. It shows we are working in the right direction,”- Indianapolis senior Guilherme Zavaneli.

“We swam inspired. The goal of this training trip was to come to Queens and race. This is an early season dual meet, but it’s always fun to win. We will take this as a step in the right direction and keep pressing and keep progressing. The ultimate goal is in February and March.”-Indianapolis head coach Jason Hite.

Indianapolis Swimming and Diving and Queens Swimming and Diving contributed to this post.

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    Jake

    What a group of studs!!! Indy is my favorite to win DII men’s nationals

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