Hoosiers Sixth After Day One of Big Ten Swim and Dive Championships
Feb. 24, 2010
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With two relay events in the books, the Indiana men's swimming and diving team currently sits in sixth place after day one of the Big Ten Men's Swimming and Diving Championships at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio.
Michigan leads the way with 80 points, followed by the host Buckeyes (68) and Minnesota (62). The Hoosiers have tallied 48 points through two events.
The Hoosier quartet of Doug Spraul, Aaron Opell, Ante Zoricic and Bryan Chovanec finished sixth in the 200 medley relay with a season-best time of 1:28.71. Chovanec went 19.51 on the final 50 yards of freestyle, with Spraul leading off with a 22.74 in the backstroke. That is an NCAA provisional time for the Hoosiers.
"We had a really good medley relay, getting that sixth-place spot," said head coach Ray Looze. "We had some really good splits but I still think we have something in the tank and we should be better as we move up to the 400 medley relay.
"Tomorrow is a big day for us. We need to swim well in prelims and that is what we intend to do."
In the 800 freestyle relay, Titus Knight led off the Hoosiers with a split of 1:36.90, his fastest 200 free of the season. Tyler Shedron followed, with Illya Larin on the third leg and Bryant Honsa the anchor. The Hoosiers finished with a time of 6:30.85, an NCAA B cut and the fastest time of the season by nearly 15 seconds, good for eighth place.
The meet continues Thursday with 500 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 50 freestyle and 1-meter diving.
200 Medley Relay
800 Freestyle Relay
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