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Hoosiers in second at Big Ten Championships


By Grace Palmieri
Published Feb 27, 2014 11:09 pm

After two days of competition, the men's swimming and diving team is in second place at the Big Ten Championships.

They trail Michigan by 92 points and Ohio State, Penn State and Minnesota round out the top five.

Senior diver Darian Schmidt is the 1-meter springboard champion. He finished with 381.30 points, just .15 points ahead of the silver medal winner. Senior Emad Abdelatif finished fourth and freshman Joshua Arndt was seventh in his first career Big Ten Championship final.

In the 400-yard medley relay, Eric Ress, Cody Miller, Max Irwin and James Wells teamed to set a new school record in 3:07.98. They placed third overall and earned an NCAA A-cut qualifying time.

IU went 3-4-5 in the 200-yard individual medley. Steve Schmuhl led the trio with an NCAA A-cut time of 1:42.05. That is his career best and third-fastest time in IU history. Ress took fourth and Miller was fifth.

Day three of competition begins with prelims on Friday morning.


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