Day 3 Prelims Recap: 2014 B1G Men's Swimming and Diving Championships
Feb. 28, 2014
400 Individual Medley Steve Schmuhl in tonight's championship final after taking third in his heat with a time of 4:43.56, just off an NCAA A cut. Michael Mohler easily won his heat and placed 25th overall with a time of 3:56.70.
100 Butterfly All five IU butterfliers came up with career-best times this morning. Max Irwin led the pack with a 47.67, nabbing the last spot in the championship final. James Wells finished in 47.79, good for 11th and a spot in the consolation final. Joe Powell took second in his heat, breaking 49 seconds for the first time in his career with a mark of 48.45, good for a spot in the C final. Kyle Johnson went a career best 49.19, good for 32nd. Curtis Goss won his heat and placed 39th overall with a career-best time of 49.77.
Jackson Miller was fifth in his heat with a career best 1:36.34, good for 14th overall and a spot in the B final. Anze Tavcar bettered his personal best by 1/100th of a second, finishing in 1:38.18, 33rd overall. Bradley Stamper set a new career time of 1:39.42 to place 41st in the field. Grayson Smith's time of 1:39.52 put him 44th in the field. Sam Lorentz popped a 1:40.29, a new career best and 50th overall.
100 Breaststroke Cody Miller laid down the third-fastest time in IU history in his prelim swim with a time of 52.23, good for the third-fastest time of the morning and a spot in the championship final. Tanner Kurz and Mike Hurley will swim in the consolation final tonight, with Kurz posting a 53.84 and Hurley and 54.18. Marijn van Zundert was 29th in his first Big Ten meet, with a career best of 55.84. Blaine Nichols also posted a career best (57.40), placing 38th.
100 Backstroke Eric Ress and James Wells, winners of the last three 100 back Big Ten titles, qualified for tonight's championship final as the third and fourth seeds. Ress went 46.06, with Wells right behind in 46.35. Bob Glover was 20th overall in the morning swim with a career best 48.29, good for a spot in tonight's bonus final. Curtis Goss was 30th with a career time of 49.48, while Yianni Thermos went 49.65, also a career best.
100 Butterfly Max Irwin - 47.67 (Career Best; NCAA B Cut) James Wells - 47.79 (Career Best; NCAA B Cut) Joe Powell - 48.45 (Career Best) 32. Kyle Johnson - 49.19 (Career Best) 39. Curtis Goss - 49.77 (Career Best)
200 Freestyle Jackson Miller - 1:36.34 (Career Best; NCAA B Cut) 33. Anze Tavcar - 1:38.18 (Career Best) 41. Bradley Stamper - 1:39.42 (Career Best) 44. Grayson Smith - 1:39.52 (Career Best) 50. Sam Lorentz - 1:40.29 (Career Best)
100 Breaststroke Cody Miller - 52. 23 (Third-fastest time in IU history; NCAA A Cut) Tanner Kurz - 53.84 (NCAA B Cut) Mike Hurley - 54.18 (NCAA B Cut) 29. Marijn van Zundert - 55.84 (Career Best) 38. Blaine Nichols - 57.40 (Career Best)
100 Backstroke Eric Ress - 46.06 (NCAA B Cut) James Wells - 46.35 (NCAA B Cut) Bob Glover - 48.29 (Career Best; NCAA B Cut) 30. Curtis Goss - 49.48 (Career Best) 34. Yianni Thermos - 49.65 (Career Best)
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