No. 13 Indiana Men's Swimming Knocks Off No. 23 Purdue, 166-134
Feb. 5, 2011
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Indiana University head swimming coach Ray Looze said it would take 10 event wins for the Hoosiers to take down rival Purdue in a dual meet Saturday in West Lafayette, Ind. Thanks to the Hoosiers' depth, it only took nine wins as Indiana came away with a 166-134 win in its final dual meet of the season.
Indiana will compete in an invitational at Ohio State, Feb. 12-13 before turning its sights to the 2011 Big Ten Championships, Feb. 23-27 in Minneapolis, Minn.
Purdue went into Saturday's contest with a 30-8 lead after sweeping the diving events that took place on Jan. 21. Zac Nees led the Hoosiers on the 1-meter springboard with a fourth-place finish (323.85), while Casey Johnson was fifth (303.38) and Mick Dell'Orco sixth (278.40).
On the platform, Conor Murphy was third (342.90), with Nees fourth (340.43) and Dell'Orco sixth (295.50).
Indiana had a 1-2 punch in the 1,000 freestyle in Illya Larin and Ryan Hinshaw. Larin was the winner in a time of 9:11.65, followed by Hinshaw in 9:13.79. Ryan Downey took fourth with a time of 9:24.97.
The Hoosiers also took the top 2 spots in the 200-yard freestyle with Titus Knight's time of 1:37.42 good for the top spot. Jim Barbiere was the runner-up in 1:38.61, while Andrew Taylor was fourth (1:40.58).
Continuing its dominance of the individual events, it was a 1-2-3 IU finish in the 100 backstroke led by Ress. Ress' winning time of 47.94 is an NCAA B cut, while freshman James Wells was second in 49.56. Doug Spraul took third in 49.88.
Miller took second in the 100-yard breaststroke (57.19), with Brenden Butler fourth (58.02). Tyler Shedron picked up his second win of the season in the 200 butterfly (1:48.77) with Weik second (1:50.89), Jon Hueni third (1:51.19-season best) and Sam Trahin fourth (1:51.57).
Bryan Chovanec picked up yet another win in the 50 freestyle, winning the sprint to the wall in a time of 20.18, an NCAA B cut. Zoricic was second in 20.64.
Knight picked up his second win of the meet by posting a time of 44.82 in the 100 freestyle. Zoricic took fifth (45.63) and Barbiere sixth (45.99).
Ress followed Knight's lead by becoming a double winner after taking the 200 backstroke in a time of 1:46.44 (NCAA B cut). Spraul was third in the event (1:49.23).
Miller added another second-place finish with a time of 2:03.39 in the 200 breaststroke. Trahin was fourth (2:03.80) and Butler fifth (2:05.29). Hinshaw took his turn on the winners podium with a time of 4:27.84 in the 500 freestyle, his fifth NCAA B cut of the season in the event. Taylor was fourth (4:33.60).
Hueni, Weik and Shedron occupied the 2-3-4 spots in the 100 butterfly with less than 1/10th of a second separating the three. Hueni took second (49.76), Weik third (49.77) and Shedron fourth (49.82).
It was all Hoosiers in the 200-yard individual medley as they took the first four spots. Ress won the event in 1:50.00, his third win of the day. Weik was second (1:51.25), Miller third (1:52.14) and Trahin fourth (1:53.19).
With the victory already in hand Indiana took second in the final event of the day, the 400 freestyle relay as Knight, Chovanec, Barbiere and Zoricic went 2:59.13, an NCAA B cut and the second-fastest time for the Hoosiers this season.
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