IU swimming and diving teams compete against Texas and Michigan

By Gabrielle Reed
Published Oct 27, 2012 12:58 pm

The Indiana University men's and women's swimming and diving team competed against Texas and Michigan Friday evening at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.

The women's team advanced to a 2-2 record defeating the Wolverines, 223-77, and falling to the Longhorns, 172-128, while the men's team dropped both matches, falling to No. 5 Texas 185-115, and to No. 2 Michigan 223-277.

First place finishers for the women's team include: Lindsay Vrooman (1,000 freestyle, 9:45.42 and 500 freestyle, 4:48.85), Cynthia Pammett (200 freestyle, 1:48.90), and freshman Brooklyn Snodgrass (100 backstroke, 54.14 and 200 backstroke, 1:56.05).

In both of Snodgrass' backstroke events, the Hoosier freshman not only remained undefeated, but also achieved NCAA B Cuts. Freshman Haley Lips posted a second-place finish in the 200 butterfly touching the wall at 1:59.22, also a NCAA B Cut. Brenna MacLean followed in third with a time of 2:01.82.

Adding on to a victory in the 200 freestyle, Pammett took second place in the 200 backstroke (1:57.94/NCAA B Cut) behind Snodgrass. Allie Day took third (2:00.64) rounding out a Hoosier 1-2-3 sweep in the event.

Ashley Specht placed second overall in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:01.84.

In the 100 freestyle, Stephanie Armstrong took third place posting a time of 51:62, while Sara Delay placed third (23.70) in the 50 freestyle event. Vrooman touched the wall in 1:49.99 to place third in the 200 freestyle.

The team of Snodgrass, Specht, Lips and Justine Ress combined for a time of 1:42.72 in the 200 medley relay, placing second.

In the 200 breaststroke, Madeline Maher placed second (2:15.79/NCAA B Cut).

Finishing third in the 100 butterfly in 54.89, Lips earned her third top-three finish of the day came in the 100 butterfly, finishing third in 54.89. Her fourth top-three finish of the day came when she placed second in the 400 individual medley (4:19.51).

Clocking in at 3:22.35, IU took third in the 400 freestyle relay with Pammett, Snodgrass, Armstrong and Vrooman.

For the women divers, Amy Cozad placed third on the 1-meter springboard with a score of 284.40 and also took third in the 3-meter event posting a score of 326.65.

The men's team, updated a record of 2-2, falling to both Texas and Michigan in one of the toughest dual meets scheduled this collegiate season.

In the 1,000 freestyle, Ryan Downey was the top Hoosier finisher touching the wall with a time of 9:31.75.

Cody Miller was a second-place finisher in both the 100 breaststroke (55.26/NCAA B Cut) and the 200 breaststroke (1:58.96).

A team of Eric Ress, Cody Miller, Steve Schmuhl and Daniel Knorr combined to finish third in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:29.71.

Placing second in the 100 backstroke, James Wells posted a time of 48.37, while Ress was fourth with a time of 48.60. Schmuhl earned a NCAA B Cut in the 200 butterfly as he placed fourth (1:47.98). Teammate Austin Saunders finished ninth (1:56.78). In the 50 freestyle event, Kanorr placed fourth (20.55).

Jim Barbiere was sixth in the 200 freestyle posting a time of 1:38.45, placed fifth in the 100 free with a time of 45.63 and finished fourth in the 500 freestyle in 4:26.54.

In the 200 backststroke, Ress and Schmuhl went 2-3 with Ress posting a NCAA B Cut time of 1:45.66 and Schmuhl touching the wall in 1:46.12, also a NCAA B Cut.

Schmuhl raced to his third top-three finish of the night as he placed second in the 400 individual medley (3:54.50), while Ress was seventh (4:00.49).

For the IU men's divers, Casey Johnson finished third on the 3-meter springboard (343.60), with Darian Schmidt fifth (313.85) and Mick Dell'Orco sixth (312.70). Schmidt placed fourth (318.45) on the 1-meter board followed by Dell'Orco in sixth (297.45) and Johnson seventh (289.05).

In the 400 freestyle relay, the team of Barbiere, Kanorr, Wells and Miller finished seventh posting a time of 3:04.64.

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