Wrap Up of Day 1 at B1G Swim and Dive Championships
Feb. 26, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The Indiana men's swimming and diving team tallied fourth-place finishes in both relays to kick off the four-day Big Ten Swimming and Diving Championships at Canham Natatorium in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The Hoosiers are currently in fourth place with 60 points. Michigan leads with 80 points, followed by Ohio State (64), Penn State (62), the Hoosiers and Wisconsin (58).
Indiana opened with a fourth-place finish in the 200 medley relay with James Wells, Cody Miller, Max Irwin and Anze Tavcar combining for a time of 1:25.49. That is an NCAA A cut and the third-fastest time in school history.
Freshman Irwin pulled off the relay double at his first Big Tens, joining Eric Ress, Steve Schmuhl and Jackson Miller on the 800 free relay team that took fourth in 6:20.17, the second-fastest time in IU history.
Ress led off with a 200 freestyle split of 1:35.29, the third-fastest 200 free in IU history. That gives Ress all three top times in the 200 free, including his school record of 1:34.67 set in 2011.
Meet action continues at 11 a.m. ET Thursday with prelims in the 500 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 50 freestyle and 1-meter diving.
200 Medley Relay 4. James Wells, Cody Miller, Max Irwin, Anze Tavcar - 1:25.49 (Third-fastest time IN IU history; NCAA A Cut)
800 Freestyle Relay 4. Eric Ress, Steve Schmuhl, Max Irwin, Jackson Miller - 6:20.17 (Second-fastest time in IU history; NCAA A Cut) *Ress' leadoff time of 1:35.29 is the third-fastest 200 free in IU history
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