Hoosiers drop dual-meet in Ann Arbor, Mich. to Michigan, Texas

The men’s swimming and diving team (2-2) went in to Ann Arbor, Mich., and lost against Michigan and Texas in a double-dual meet. The Hoosiers fell to Michigan, 216-84 and lost to Texas 217.5-82.5.

The Action
IU had limited success during the two-day meet, winning only one event in two diving competitions Friday and zero events Saturday.

The lone win for the Hoosiers came in the 1-meter dive event in which junior Zac Nees won with a score of 408.95, a career best and the fourth-best score in IU history.

In the same event, sophomore Darian Schmidt took second place with a score of 359.25. The 3-meter dive event resulted in a 2-3-4-5 finish for IU, as junior Mick Dell’Orco placed in second behind Texas’ Matt Cooper, and Schmidt and Nees took third and fourth, respectively. Sophomore Bryce Ogden placed fifth.

In the pool, the men’s team placed in the top three only once in the 14 races conducted.

That third-place finish came in the 200-yard medley relay, when the team of junior Daniel Kanorr, sophomores Cody Miller and James Wells and freshman Steve Schmuhl finished the race in a time of 1:31.12.

Key Play
Nees gave IU its only win of the day, taking the 1-meter dive victory by nearly 50 points.

Notable Number
Four. Spots the Hoosiers took in the top 5 of the 3-meter springboard competition.

Quote of Note
“This was a great overall experience to have early in the season,” Nees said. “Although we got beat by a pretty large margin, it shows how hard other teams are working and the level we have to strive to be at by championship season.
“Everyone on the team is actually looking more consistent then they normally are at this point in the season, which will be huge in our striving for a Big Ten title.”

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