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IU swim and dive goes 2-4 at quad meet

On Friday, Michael Hixon stood on the same pool deck as his former Texas Longhorn teammates.

Only this time, he was competing against them.

Hixon transferred to IU in July after spending his freshman year at Texas. He wanted to train with IU Coach Drew Johansen in hopes of qualifying for the 2016 Olympics.

During the weekend, Hixon, who is the reigning NCAA Champion in the 1-meter and 3-meter competitions, won both those events to sweep the diving events. He scored a 393.3 on the 1-meter and 394.45 on the 3-meter.

Those are the only two events IU men’s swimming and diving would win in a quad meet against Michigan, Texas and Louisville in Ann Arbor, Mich.

The men and women each went 1-2, both their wins coming against Louisville.

The Wolverines and Longhorns beat the Hoosier men handily, 424.5-110.5 and 222-131, respectively. IU’s women’s team came up just short of Michigan 179-174 and fell to Texas 204.5-148.5.

Junior Brooklynn Snodgrass ran away with the 200-backstroke, clocking in more than two seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. Her time of 1:53.29 is an NCAA B-cut.

Snodgrass also finished first in the 100-backstroke on Friday. She had two of her team’s five individual wins during the weekend.

Junior Haley Lips took the 200-freestyle and freshman Kennedy Goss was first in the 500-freestyle.

Freshman diver Jessica Parratto won the women’s 3-meter with 313.4 points. She’s now 3-for-4 in competitions this season.

The women closed out the quad meet with a win in the 400-freestyle relay. Goss, Snodgrass, Lips and freshman Grace Vertigans finished in 3:20.45.

The Hoosiers compete next on Oct. 31 in Knoxville, Tenn., against the Volunteers and Kentucky Wildcats.

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