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IU men’s swimming and diving to compete in separate invitationals this 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 IU men&#x27;s swimming team will compete in Knoxville, Tennessee, this weekend, while the diving team will compete in Indianapolis.</p>

Swimmers in the men's 400 free relay kick off their starting blocks Nov. 2 at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatics Center. The IU men's swimming team will compete in Knoxville, Tennessee, this weekend, while the diving team will compete in Indianapolis.

IU men’s swimming and diving will be going separate ways this weekend, as the swim team will be in Knoxville, Tennessee, competing in the University of Tennessee Invitational from Nov. 21-23. 

Joining No. 4 Indiana at the Tennessee Invite will be No. 8 University of Tennessee and No. 12 University of Georgia. 

For the Hoosiers to go 2-0 this weekend, it will be crucial to win the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle, and the 200-yard medley relay. IU lost these races to now No. 1 Texas and ended up losing both meets to Texas on Nov. 8 and 9.

IU senior Mohamed Samy finished third in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 43.33 seconds. The first and second place finishers from University of Texas finished with times of 43.03 and 43.32, respectively. 

IU’s 200-yard medley team composed of freshman Brendan Burns, sophomore Zane Backes, sophomore Van Mathias and sophomore Brandon Hamblin swam a time of 1:27.15, falling to Texas with a time of 1:26.60. 

IU sophomore Jack Franzman and junior Bruno Blaskovic finished second and third in the 50-yard freestyle, finishing 20.17 and 20.22 respectively. 

On Friday, IU diving will be competing in the IUPUI House of Champions Invitational.

Sophomore diver Cole Vandevender finished second in the one-meter dive in the Hoosiers’ last meet against Texas and Louisville with a score of 359.15, falling to Texas. 

It will be quite a large meet, as IU-Purdue University Indianapolis will be compete at home against Butler, Cincinnati, Eastern Illinois, Green Bay, Illinois, UIC, Indiana, UIndy, Michigan State and Western Illinois.

All the evening sessions for the House of Champions Invitational will be aired on ESPN3. Friday and Saturday will start at 6 p.m. with Sunday starting at 5 p.m.

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