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IU men’s swimming and diving splits 2-2 in home double-header weekend

<p>Swimmers in the men&#x27;s 400 free relay kick off their starting blocks Nov. 2 at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatics Center. The meet ended with IU beating Iowa 245-55 and IU beating Michigan 165-135.</p>

Swimmers in the men's 400 free relay kick off their starting blocks Nov. 2 at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatics Center. The meet ended with IU beating Iowa 245-55 and IU beating Michigan 165-135.

IU men’s swimming and diving had a doubleheader this weekend at home versus No. 11 University of Louisville and No. 2 University of Texas.

On Friday, the Hoosiers split the long-course tri-meet, meaning it was Olympic length of 50 meters for each competition. The Hoosiers defeated the Cardinals 197-84 but fell to the Longhorns, 121.5-157.5. 

IU sophomore Mikey Calvillo clinched a win in the 800-meter freestyle with a time of 8:13.19, while second place IU freshman Will Gallant finished with a time of 8:19.63. 

Calvillo also won the 400-meter freestyle finishing at 3:59.84 with teammate sophomore Ben McDade racing a 4:02.83. 

The Cardinals and the Longhorns brought tough competition for the Hoosiers, as the Hoosiers failed to place in the 100-meter backstroke.

IU senior Mohamed Samy finished second in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 50.54, while first place Texas senior Maxime Rooney finished in 50.47. 

IU sophomores Jack Franzman and Brandon Hamblin finished second and third, respectively, in the 50-meter freestyle. Franzman swam a 23.14, and Hamblin swam a 23.40.

On Saturday, the Hoosiers were back in action against Texas and Louisville in the now short-course meet.

IU lost to Texas 160-118 but defeated Louisville 189.5-91.5.

Calvillo finished first in the 1,000-yard free finals with a time of 9:04.79. He dropped 0.52 seconds off his entry time of 9:05.31. He also won the 500-meter free with a time of 4:23.37. 

Samy finished third in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 43.33, only one-hundredth of a second behind Texas’ Rooney. 

IU sophomore Zane Backes placed second in the 200-yard medley relay with 1:27.15 and third in the 100-yard breast with 54.40.

In 1-meter diving, IU sophomore Cole VanDevender placed second, falling to Texas junior Jordan Windle. 

The 400-yard individual medley was highly contested, but Samy got the win with 3:48.99 over Texas’ freshman Jake Foster with a time of 3:49.31.

The Hoosiers’ team in the 200-meter freestyle relay finished first with a time of 1:19.46. The team was comprised of junior Bruno Blasovic, Franzman, Hamblin, and Samy. 

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