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Hoosiers compete in Pro Swim series event


IU junior freestyle and backstroke swimmer Ali Khalafalla leaps into the pool for the 200-yard medley relay against Louisville. Khalafalla earned an honorable mention All-American for his 11th place finish in the 50-yard freestyle.  Victor Grössling Buy Photos

The Hoosiers men’s and women’s swim teams concluded competition Saturday at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Indianapolis.

The three-day event saw the Hoosiers qualify five swimmers for A finals, 16 for B finals,23 for C finals and eight for D finals.

Junior Ali Khalafalla highlighted the event for the men’s team. The junior from Cairo, Egypt, finished seventh in the 100-meter freestyle with a 50.03. Khalafalla was faster in the preliminary round, swimming a 49.68.

Also in the 100-meter freestyle, sophomore Mohamed Samy finished second in the C final with a time of 50.27.

Sophomore Joey Snodderly finished third in the D final of the 400-meter freestyle in 4:05.10.

On the women’s side sophomore Laura Morley finished fifth in the B final of the 200-meter breaststroke, while sophomore Christine Jensen was fifth in the B final of the 100-meter butterfly.

Freshman Shelby Koontz also swam well for the Hoosiers, finishing second in the C final of the 50-meter freestyle.

The Hoosiers will be back in action later this month for the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis beginning March 15 for the women and March 22 for the men.

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