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Women’s bronze best of day one at USA Winter Nationals

The IU swimming team completed the first day of the three-day USA Swimming Winter National Championships on Thursday.

The day’s events included the 200 freestyle relay, 500 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 50 freestyle and the 400 medley relay.

The best swim of the day was the last one, as the relay team of sophomore Brooklynn Snodgrass, senior Bronwyn Pasloski, freshman Gia Dalesandro and senior Kait Flederbach took bronze in the 400-medley relay. Their time of three minutes and 34.13 seconds is an NCAA qualifying standard.

In the championship finals, senior Lindsay Vrooman took fourth in the 500-meter freestyle and Haley Lips was seventh, posting a season-best time of four minutes and 42.86 seconds. Flederbach, Snodgrass, junior Cynthia Pammett and senior Stephanie Armstrong placed sixth in the 200 freestyle relay.

Also for the women, Dorina Szekeres and Pasloski made it past the morning qualifying rounds to compete in the 200 individual medley finals. Szekeres placed 15th overall in the consolation final. Pasloski won her heat in the bonus final to finish 17th
overall and posted a career best, one minute and 59.85.

Flederbach swam the 50 freestyle in 22.57 seconds in the preliminary rounds, which is a NCAA B-cut and season best for her.

For the men, junior Steve Schmuhl placed eighth in the championship final of the 200 individual medley. In the consolation final, senior Cody Miller was 10th with a season-best time of one minute and 45.95 seconds. Junior Mike Hurley finished 18th in the bonus final.

Eric Ress and Jackson Miller both posted season-best times in the 500 freestyle. Ress placed 13th and Miller was 21st.

The competition continues today in Knoxville, as the Hoosiers compete in the 200 medley relay, 400 individual medley, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke and 800 freestyle relay events.

- Grace Palmieri

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