IU swimming and diving begins season with wins

By Gabrielle Reed
Published Oct 20, 2012 5:00 pm

The Indiana University men's swimming and diving team started off the 2012-13 season with wins over Kentucky (196-104) and Tennessee (183-117), while the IU women's swimming and diving team kicked off the season topping Kentucky, 189-111, but falling 66 points short of Tennessee (183-117) in a double dual meet at the Lancaster Aquatic Center in Lexington, Ky.

For the men's team, 1-2 finishes in the 1,000-yard freestyle, 200 freestyle, 200 backstroke, and the 500 freestyle contributed in distancing IU from Kentucky and Tennessee. In the 1,000-yard freestyle, redshirt senior Ryan Hinshaw touched the wall in first place with a time of 9:25.33 and redshirt senior Nicholas Schwab followed in second place at 9:27.18. In the 200 freestyle, junior Eric Ress took first place (1:39.53), while redshirt senior Jim Barbiere came in second (1:39.57).

Not only did Ress lead the 200 freestyle 1-2 finish, but he also placed first in the 200 backstroke (1:46.25) as Schmuhl cruised in at 1:46.70 and placed second.

In the 500 freestyle, the Hoosiers went 1-2 with Barbiere in first (4:31.83) and Hinshaw in second (4:33.77). Schwab touched the wall in fourth place with a time of 4:36.68.

Three of the Hoosiers victories came from junior James Wells. One of which was in the 100 backstroke where he touched the wall with a time of 48.55. In the 200 butterfly, sophomore Steve Schmuhl had a nearly two-second win with his final time of 1:50.57, while freshman Austin Sanders came in sixth place (1:54.58).

Senior Daniel Kanorr reigned as the top sprinter for the Hoosiers during the meet earning a first place finish in the 50 free (20.57). Teammate Wells took fourth place with a time of 21.05.

In the 100 free, Barbiere placed second clocking in at 45.76 with Kanorr following in a fifth place finish (47.22).

Junior Cody Miller took first in the 200 breaststroke posting a time of 2:02.51, while freshman Zechariah Banks finished sixth (2:16.03). After his victory in the 200-meter individual medley (1:50.72), Miller became the Hoosier's three-time individual winner of the day. Freshman Tanner Kurz placed seventh with a time of 1:58.71.

A time of 50.18 in the 100 butterfly earned Wells a second place finish, while Schmuhl's time of 51.36 earned him a fifth place finish.

For the men's divers, Darian Schmidt scored 381.10 points to win the 1-meter springboard contest, while senior Mick Dell'Orco placed third with 340.00 points and Casey Johnson sixth. Schmidt also took third in the 3-meter event (358.70), and Conor Murphy fifth (326.15).

In the final event, the 400 free relay, Ress, Kanorr, Barbiere and Schmuhl raced to a time of 3:02.67 which was good for a second place finish.

For the women's team, freshman Brooklyn Snodgrass dominated the backstroke events. She won the 200-yard backstroke touching the wall at 1:57.40. Sophomore Allie Day finished third (2:02.52), sophomore Dorina Szekeres finished (2:02.61) and sophomore Justine Ress finished fifth (2:03.43).

Snodgrass also collected another first place finish in the 100 backstroke in 53.96, while teammates Ress (56.72) and Day (56.76) took fourth and fifth place respectively.

In the 200 yard medley relay, the team of Snodgrass, senior Ashley Specht, freshman Haley Lips and junior Bronwyn Pasloski raced to second place with a time of 1:41.79.

Posting a time of 1:02.28, Specht took second in the 100-yard breaststroke, followed by Pasloski in third (1:02.98) and Siri Kristiansen in fifth (1:05.57).

The Hoosiers had a 2-3-4 finish in the 200 butterfly as Lips hit the wall in second place with a time of (2:00.88), junior Breanna MacLean third (2:03.29) and Szekeres fourth (2:04.90).

In a 2-3-4-5 Hoosier finish in the 200 breaststroke, Pasloski placed second (2:17.74), Madeline Maher third (2:19.48), Specht fourth (2:02.28) and Kristiansen fifth (2:22.73).

Sophomore Cynthia Pammett was fifth in the 50 free posting a time of 23.73, while Pasloski took sixth (23.87). The top IU finisher in the 100 free, Pammett placed third (51.14), while Stephanie Armstrong placed fifth (52.40).

Junior Lindsey Vrooman placed second in the 500 freestyle posting a time of 4:53.57.

Junior Kate Hillman was the top-place finisher for IU in 3-meter diving and on the 1-meter springboard. She placed seventh in the 3-meter event (271.65) and fifth (260.10) in the 1-meter springboard contest. Senior Amy Cozad was ninth (253.25) in 3-meter diving and on the 1-meter springboard, she was fourth (261.85).

Snodgrass continued placing high for the Hoosiers as she swam to a fourth place finish in the 200-meter individual medley with a time of 2:06.26, while Szekeres placed sixth (2:08.19).

In the final event of the day, Indiana took fourth in the 400 freestyle relay as freshman Taylor O'Brien, freshman Alexis Bullard, MacLean and junior Sara Delay clocked a time of 3:33.22 in the 400 freestyle relay and a fourth place finish to round off the day.

Next weekend the IU men's and women's swimming and diving teams travel to Austin, Texas to compete against the Texas Longhorns and Michigan Wolverines in a double dual meet.

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