Men's Swim and Dive Comes Up Short vs. Louisville
Jan. 28, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana swept in the diving well and dominated the distance events but it was not enough against the Louisville Cardinals, falling short 165.5-134.5 in a dual meet Saturday afternoon at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center.
Andrew Taylor swam away from the field in the 1,000 free with a season-best time of 9:20.21. That led a 1-2-3-4 sweep for IU with Patrick Scally second (9:25.67), Ryan Downey third (9:27.47-season best) and Alex Kotliarsky fourth (9:29.32).
In a tight 100-yard backstroke race, Wells was out-touched by Louisville's Brendon Andrews, taking second in 48.55 (NCAA B cut) to Andrews' 48.43. Daniel Kanorr was fourth (51.88).
Miller was the top Hoosier in the 100 breaststroke, finishing fifth in 57.20. Mike Hurley was sixth in 57.42 (season best), and Tony Martir seventh (58.63).
Kanorr gave IU its second individual win of the day with a 20.44 in the 50 freestyle. Gerth was sixth in 21.75. Barbiere took fourth in the 100 free (45.74), with Gerth fifth (46.33) and Hurley seventh (46.94).
It was all Indiana in the 3-meter springboard competition with Hoosiers taking the top eight spots. Zac Nees was the winner with 397.80, followed by Darian Schmidt in second (366.98) and Bryce Odgen third (360.83). Rounding out the top five were Casey Johnson (358.65) and Mick Dell'Orco (356.25).
Wells finished third in the 200 backstroke (1:50.51), with Adam Twer fourth (1:54.81) and Schmuhl fifth (1:55.96). Trahin led the Hoosiers in the 200 breaststroke with a third-place showing (2:04.63), while Miller was sixth (2:06.24).
Schnittker gave IU the win in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:29.61. The Hoosier sweep was followed by Barbiere in second (4:32.15) and Taylor in third (4:33.02). Kotliarsky took fourth in 4:35.75.
Shedron was edged out in the 100 butterfly, taking second in 50.00. Schmuhl was fourth in 50.75, and Joe Powell sixth (51.78). Trahin added another victory for the Hoosiers with a time of 3:56.49 in the 400 individual medley. Shedron was fourth (4:01.81).
Nees was 2-for-2 on the day with a winning score of 368.33 on the 1-meter. Dell'Orco was second (333.68) and Schmidt third (324.45).
The meet concluded with the 200 freestyle relay as Kanorr, Barbiere, Miller and Wells were second in a time of 1:21.40.
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