Hoosiers finish 2012 competition season with OSU Invitational

IU divers came back from the Ohio State University Invitational this weekend with multiple top-ten finishes.

Junior Emad Abdelatif and senior Casey Johnson advanced to the final of the men’s 3-meter springboard, with Abdelatif finishing seventh (334.70) and Johnson eighth (322.75).

For the women’s 1-meter springboard competition, junior Kate Hillman placed third with a score of 281.50 followed by senior Cassidy Kahn in fifth with a score of 279.15.

In the 1-meter diving, junior Darian Schmidt placed second for the Hoosier men, posting a score of 355.55.Senior Mick Dell’Orco finished the event in eighth (307.60).
On the women’s side, senior Amy Cozad scored 286.65 points for the IU swimming and diving teams, good for a fifth place finish.

Hillman posted an eighth place finish with a score of 237.85.  

In the pool, the Hoosier swimmers were led by senior Ryan Hinshaw and sophomore Ian Boggs, who both earned 13th place finishes in an event - Hinshaw in the 200 freestyle (1:38.51) and Boggs in the 100 breaststroke (56.79).

Hinshaw dropped 1.91 seconds from his preliminary time of 1:40.42.

Earning a top-ten finish in the 500 freestyle, Hinshaw swam to a sixth place finish with a time of 4:22.44.

In the 200 medley relay, a team of Boggs and freshmen Brent Aarons, Austin Saunders and Nolan Roach touched the wall at 1:36.87, placing 13th in the event.

Junior Michael Mohler and senior Nicholas Schwab improved upon their preliminary times in the 400 individual medley: Mohler placed 24th in 3:59.42 (4:00.47 prelims) and Schwab 25th in 3:59.87 (4:00.32 prelims).

For the women, a team of freshman Alexis Bullard and juniors Sara Delay, Stephanie Armstrong and Guinevere Vanden Noort placed 15th in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:35.33.

The IU swimming teams are done with competitions for this calendar year but will be back in action at home Jan. 19, 2013.

The men will face Ohio State and Iowa in a dual meet, and the women will face Notre Dame.

Gabrielle Reed

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