Jan. 7, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -
The Indiana men's swimming and diving team came up short in its first dual meet of 2012, falling to Michigan 166-130 on Saturday in Ann Arbor.
The Hoosiers opened strong with a win in the 200 medley relay, as James Wells, Cody Miller, Steve Schmuhl and Daniel Kanorr finished in 1:29.32. That is the second-fastest time on the season for IU.
Ryan Downey led IU in the 1,000 freestyle, placing third (9:28.89), while Alex Kotliarsky was fourth (9:33.67) and Patrick Scally fifth (9:41.81).
Jim Barbiere was out-touched for the win in the 200 freestyle, taking second in 1:38.53. Matt Gerth was fifth (1:40.99). Wells was 4/10ths of a second of the winning time in the 100 back, placing second in 47.98. Wells now has the eight fastest time on the season in the event for IU.
Miller was second in the 100 breaststroke (56.82), with Pedro Martir fourth (58.13) and Mike Hurley fifth (58.26). Schmuhl was one second off the winning pace in the 200 fly, touching second in 1:48.07. Tyler Shedron placed fifth (1:49.57) and Sam Trahin sixth (1:52.83).
It was a 1-2 sweep for IU on the 3-meter springboard, with Zac Nees winning the title (384.00) and Bryce Ogden second (381.30). Darian Schmidt was fourth (330.23) and Mick Dell'Orco fifth (312.38).
On the 1-meter springboard Hoosiers took four of the top five spots, led by a winning score of 371.10 from Dell'Orco. Schmidt was second (369.23), Nees third (335.10) and Ogden fifth (321.08).
Kanorr and Gerth represented the Hoosiers in the 50-yard freestyle race, with Kanorr fourth (20.93) and Gerth sixth (21.54). Gerth led Indiana in the 100 free (4th - 46.43) with Kanorr sixth (47.00).
Schmuhl picked up the first individual swimming win of the day for IU with a time of 1:47.17 in the 200 backstroke. Wells was fourth (1:50.79) and Barbiere fifth (1:51.54).
Miller added another second-place finish in the 200 breaststroke (2:04.82), while Nicholas Schwab was third (2:06.36) and Ian Boggs fourth (2:06.78).
Indian took four of the top five spots in the 500 freestyle race as Barbiere took second (4:31.42), followed by Kotliarsky (4:33.65), Andrew Taylor (4:36.79) and John Schnittker (4:37.93).
Schmuhl was second in the 100 fly (49.23), followed by Shedron in third (50.24) and Rudi Hanekamp fourth (53.30). Trahin placed second in the 400 individual medley (3:59.44), followed by Shedron in third (4:00.21).
The meet concluded with the 400 freestyle relay as Gerth, Miller, Barbiere and Wells took second in 3:02.90, less than 1/10th of a second off the winning pace.
The Hoosiers are back in action on Saturday, Jan. 21 as they play host to rival Purdue at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center. Diving begins at 10 a.m., with swimming events set to get underway at 11 a.m. The meet will be shown live on the Big Ten Network.