James Connor finishes second on the platform for his third All-America honor.
Hixon 2nd in 3-meter diving; Pieroni 4th in the 200 free and Connor in 3-meter diving
Blake Pieroni qualifies for the championship final of the 200 freestyle.
James Connor finishes 4th, Michael Hixon 5th on the 1-meter at the NCAA Championships
Hoosiers finish just out of the scoring in both relays.
JUNIOR YEAR (2013-14)
Placed 10th in the 200 IM at the 2014 Big Ten Championships with a time of 1:45.12 ... 12th in the 100 breaststroke, posting a 53.68 ... seventh in the 200 breaststroke after going 1:56.19 ... third in the 100 breaststroke in a dual meet with Purdue (56.01) ... sixth in the 100 breast in a dual with Kentucky and Tennessee (57.13) ... 21st in the 200 breaststroke at the USA Swimming Winter Short Course Nationals (1:59.99) ... sixth in the 200 breast in a dual with Missouri and Iowa (2:04.26) ... 18th in the 200 IM at Short Course Nationals (1:47.47) ... won the 200 IM in a dual meet at Cal with a time of 1:53.21 ... took the 400 IM in a dual at Stanford (4:00.77) ... Academic All-Big Ten.
SOPHOMORE YEAR (2012-13)Finished 28th in the 200 individual medley at the 2013 NCAA Championships (1:45.23) ... also took 22nd in the 100 breaststroke (53.70) and 22nd in the 200 breaststroke (1:56.69) ... seventh in the 200 individual medley at the 2013 Big Ten Championships with a time of 1:45.31 ... his 1:45.09 in prelims is a career best ... ninth in the 100 breaststroke with a career-best mark of 53.32 ... 10th in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 1:56.21 ... fifth in the 100 breast in a dual meet win at Louisville ... eighth in the 100 breast in a dual with Texas and Michigan ... fourth in the 200 breaststroke at Louisville ... ninth vs. Texas/Michigan ... 30th in the 200 individual medley at the 2012 USA Swimming Winter Short Course Nationals ... Academic All-Big Ten.
FRESHMAN YEAR (2011-12)Scored for the Hoosiers in the 100 breaststroke by finishing 14th in a career-best time of 54.91 ... 17th in the 200 individual medley, with a career-best time of 1:48.42 in prelims ... went a career best 45.16 in the 100 freestyle (46th) ... 13th in the 100 breaststroke (56.97) and 20th in the 200 breaststroke (2:05.32) at the Georgia Invitational ... also took 20th in the 200 individual medley (1:51.56) ... sixth in the 100 breaststroke in a dual meet vs. Louisville (57.42) and fifth in a dual meet at Michigan (58.26) ... fourth in the 200 IM in a dual meet win over Purdue (1:54.47) and eighth in a double dual with Penn State and Virginia (1:53.14).
Eight-time Minnesota State High School class A champion, including the 200 individual medley in 2011 ...eclipsed his own state record with a time of 1:49.2 ... won four 200 individual medley titles, one 100 breaststroke title, one 100 backstroke title, one medley relay title and one 400 free relay title ... holder of 31 pool records, 11 junior national cuts and two senior national cuts ... 10th at junior nationals in the 100-meter breaststroke ... 18th at junior nationals in the 200-meter individual medley ... six-time high school All-American ... 17-time all-state honoree ... 2009 Minnesota Swimmer of the Year ... has led his team to five top-seven state meet finishes, including a state title in 2011 ... state runner-up as a team in 2008 ... three-time conference champions ... parents are Don and Ann Hurley ... both parents ran track at the University of Minnesota ... born April 30, 1992.
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