Men's Swimming

    No. 25 Indiana Suffers 179-121 Loss at No. 16 Louisville

    Go Hoosiers! Doug Spraul sprinted to victory in the 200-yard backstroke Friday night at Louisville.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Doug Spraul sprinted to victory in the 200-yard backstroke Friday night at Louisville.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Jan. 29, 2010

    Final Stats

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The 25th-ranked Indiana men's swimming and diving team tallied up 12 season best times and six individual victories but it was not enough to overtake No. 16 Louisville, falling 179-121 to the Cardinals Friday night at the Ralph Wright Natatorium in Louisville, Ky.

    The Hoosiers return home to close out the regular season on Saturday, Feb. 6 against rival Purdue. The dual meet, which will also serve as Senior Day, will begin at 12 p.m. ET at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center.

    To open the evening, Doug Spraul, Aaron Opell, Ante Zoricic and Bryan Chovanec posted a season best of 1:33.01 in the 200 medley relay to finish third. The quartet of Kevin Happ, Brenden Butler, Tyler Shedron and Sean Ransenberg finished fifth in 1:34.77.

    Illya Larin picked up his second win of the season in the 1,000 freestyle with a season best of 9:20.34. Andrew Taylor was second in 9:22.05, more than 11 seconds faster than his previous season best. Bart Ginocchio finished fourth in 9:29.56, with Alex Kotliarsky in fifth at 9:31.75. Both were season bests.

    Titus Knight continues to show his strength in the 200 freestyle, winning in a time of 1:38.73. Austin Steel was fifth in 1:42.25, a season best, and John Schnittker eighth in 1:44.10 (season best). Daniel Kanorr took 10th in 1:48.31.



    Happ was the top finisher in the 100 backstroke with a fourth-place finish (52.21), with Mark Wetzel sixth (53.49). Opell's time of 59.04 in the 100 breaststroke was good for fifth place, with Butler sixth (59.47), Sam Trahin seventh (1:01.65) and Taylor eighth (1:02.47).

    Shedron has IU's fastest time in the 200 butterfly this season and again led the way in the event on Friday with a third-place finish (1:50.89). Jon Hueni was fifth (1:54.60), Tim Blue sixth (1:55.02) and Bryant Honsa eighth (1:58.13).

    Chovanec just missed out on posting an NCAA provisional mark in the 50 freestyle with his fastest time of the year at 20.72, good for second place. Right on his toes was Zoricic in 20.86, with Ransenberg sixth (21.62) and Wetzel seventh (21.69).

    In the 1-meter diving competition it was all Indiana as David Piercy led a 1-2-3 Hoosier finish. Piercy took the top spot with a score of 321.45, followed by Zac Nees (304.80) and Casey Johnson (290.40). Mick Dell'Orco was fifth with 270.07 points. Piercy also led a 1-2 IU finish in the 3-meter springboard competition, tallying 332.24 points to Nees' 317.62. Dell'Orco placed fifth with a score of 254.85.

    Knight was a third-place finisher in the 100 free with his time of 45.96, followed by Zoricic in fourth (46.18). Kanorr touched the wall in 48.10, a season best and good for seventh, with Ransenberg eighth (48.58).

    Spraul shook off a disappointing 100 backstroke where he was disqualified with a false start by coming back to win the 200 backstroke in a season-best time of 1:47.15. Happ was third in 1:53.65 (season best), followed by Steel in fourth (1:54.05-season best) and Blue sixth (1:58.84).

    Butler posted a fourth-place finish in the 200 breaststroke to lead Indiana (2:07.88), with Opell fifth (2:10.01) and Trahin seventh (2:14.40).

    Knight earned his second victory of the meet with a time of 4:32.34 in the 500 freestyle, with Larin fourth in 4:36.11. Taylor took fifth in 4:38.87, and Honsa seventh (4:42.12).

    Shedron was again the top IU butterflier, taking fourth in the 100 fly in 50.90. Blue was fifth in 51.34, with Bader Al-Muhana sixth (51.49-tied season best) and Spraul seventh (51.98).

    In the final individual event of the night, Butler took second in the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:00.54. Happ was fifth in 4:09.67, with Opell sixth (4:12.54) and Trahin seventh (4:13.07).

    Knight, Zoricic, Shedron and Honsa were just off a season best in the 400 freestyle relay, taking second in 3:03.36. The team of Kanorr, Wetzel, Ransenberg and Taylor was fourth (3:10.03), with Chovanec, Hueni, Al-Muhana and Larin sixth (3:14.83). Ginocchio, Steel, Kotliarsky and Schnittker took seventh in a time of 3:15.91.


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