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Unbeaten streak reaches five at Invite

This weekend the Hoosiers took to the pool and continued their undefeated streak. The No. 13 ranked Hoosiers, winners of five in a row, defeated No. 19 Miami (Fla.), Tennessee, Arkansas, Clemson, Evansville, New Mexico, and Cincinnati, with the second place team trailing by 245.5 points at the Indiana Open Invitational. IU hosted the event, a three-day competition, which ended early Sunday night.\nIU started off slowly, finishing fifth in the 200-free relay with the team of senior Anne Williams, junior Meghan Medendorp, and sophomores Erin Smith and Tammy Kostner. IU's B-relay finished tenth with a time of 1:38.60.\nBut, it didn't take the Hoosiers long to regroup, as juniors Sarah Fiden, Brooke Taflinger and Erin Gorlesky went 1-2-3 in the 500-free. Gorlesky's time of 4:55.30, Fiden's time of 4:52.65, and Taflinger's time of 4:54.39 were all season bests. The cream and crimson tandem of freshman Lauren Torpey and Doherty Colgin placed sixth and seventh.\nThe Hoosiers got their boost on Saturday from a fantastic performance in the 400 IM by Taflinger, who set a season best time at 4:18.93. Taflinger's time is among the top ten nationally this season. Also leading the Hoosiers to victory was a second and third place finish in the 800-free relays. IU's A-relay, finishing second, comprised of Colgin, Fiden, Gorlesky and Smith. IU's B-relay scored in third place with leadership from seniors Taflinger, and Williams, with help from freshman Nina Thurston and Torpey. The A-relay's time of 7:31.58 was the fifth fastest in school history, while the B-relay's time of 7:32.67 was the seventh fastest in school history.\nIU extended their lead on Saturday by qualifying for the finals in every event except for the 200 breast stroke. In the final event of the weekend, the Hoosiers took second place in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:28.91. \nThe Hoosiers are back in action on the weekend of Dec. 5 in Minneapolis, Minn. for the US Open and in Oxford, Ohio for the Miami Invitational.

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