No. 13 Indiana Takes Down No. 18 Louisville, Virginia Tech in Double Dual
Jan. 28, 2011
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Nine event victories and five pool records propelled the 13th-ranked Indiana men's swimming and diving team to a pair of dual meet wins over No. 18 Louisville and Virginia Tech Friday night at the Ralph Wright Natatorium in Louisville, Ky.
IU topped the Cardinals by a 176-124 score and took down Virginia Tech 189.5-110.5.
Eric Ress, Cody Miller, Cody Weik and Bryan Chovanec got the Hoosiers off to a fast start with a winning time of 1:29.76 in the 200 medley relay. It is an NCAA B cut and the fastest time for IU this season.
Illya Larin led a 1-2 sweep for the Hoosiers in the 1,000 freestyle, winning in a time of 9:09.66, the third-fastest time by a Hoosier this season and a new pool record. Ryan Hinshaw was second in 9:17.58, while Ryan Downy touched the wall fifth in 9:23.44.
Indiana also went 1-2 in the 200 freestyle with Titus Knight taking the victory in 1:38.03, an NCAA provisional time. Jim Barbiere was second in 1:39.66, just off his season best. Andrew Taylor placed seventh in 1:41.26.
Ress easily outdistanced his competitors in the 100 backstroke with a winning time of 47.55, more than two seconds faster than runner-up Zach McGinnis of Virginia Tech and James Wells of IU, who finished tied for second in 49.60. It also bettered the Ralph Write Natatorium pool record by nearly a second. Doug Spraul was fifth in 50.65.
Miller was the top IU finisher in the 100 breaststroke at 56.17, the third fastest IU time this season. Sam Trahin took ninth in 58.45. Tyler Shedron was third in the 200 butterfly (1:49.15), followed by Barbiere in fourth (1:50.42). Weik was sixth after putting up a time of 1:51.64.
In the men's 3-meter springboard competition, IU took the second and third spots with David Piercy second with 382.90 points and Casey Johnson third (315.55). The pair posted the same 2-3 finish in the 1-meter springboard competition with Piercy again taking second (329.00) and Johnson third (324.55).
Chovanec was victorious in the 50 freestyle for the second time in as many weeks, winning with a time of 20.24. Ante Zoricic was third (20.72).
Knight's second victory of the meet came in the 100 freestyle as he posted a time of 44.84. Zoricic placed seventh (46.34) and Chovanec ninth (46.67). Ress left no doubt as to the winner of the 200 backstroke with his second victory and pool record of the night (1:45.43). Spraul took third (1:49.60) and Austin Steel fifth (1:50.47).
Miller was just off the winning pace in the 200 breaststroke, taking second with a time of 2:02.77. Trahin touched the wall fifth (2:04.59) and Brenden Butler seventh (2:05.50).
It was all Indiana in the 500 freestyle as the Hoosiers took the top four spots. Larin's second pool record of the night came in the form of a 4:27.76 winning time. Ress was second in 4:28.26, followed by Barbiere in third (4:29.82) and Hinshaw fourth (4:31.85). All four times were faster than the previous pool record of 4:32.25.
Weik (sixth-50.18) and Shedron (seventh- 50.44) were the top IU competitors in the 100 butterfly race. Trahin finished second in the final individual event of the night, the 400 individual medley (3:58.00), with Butler fourth (4:00.13) and Weik sixth (4:03.28).
Indiana closed the meet the way it began -- with a win, this time in the 200 free relay. Chovanec, Knight, Zoricic and Miller combined for a pool-record and NCAA B cut time of 1:20.54, the fastest time by IU this season.
The Hoosiers' dual meet season concludes next Saturday as they travel to rival Purdue.
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