BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
Junior Cody Miller claimed his second Big Ten title of the weekend, and junior James Wells successfully defended his 100 backstroke title to lead the Hoosiers on day three of the 2013 Big Ten Men's Swimming and Diving Championships at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington.
A total of three new school records and a Big Ten record went into the books for IU today.
Michigan leads the field at 601 points, with the Hoosiers comfortably in second at 464 points. Ohio State is a distant third (335), followed by Minnesota (247) and Purdue (216).
The Hoosiers opened the meet with yet another school record as Daniel KanorrJames Wells, Cody Miller and Eric Ress took down the school mark in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:17.97, finishing third. That betters the old mark of 1:18.02 set at the 2009 NCAA Championships. Kanorr also set a new school record in the 50 free with his leadoff time of 19.43.
Sam Trahin finished fourth in the 400 individual medley, posting the second-fastest time in school history with a 3:42.75, joining Steve Schmuhl as the only Hoosiers to ever go under 3:43 in the event. Schmuhl placed fifth in 3:43.51, the fourth-fastest time on the school record books. Nicholas Schwab finished 13th in the field with a swim of 3:50.65 in the consolation final. Michael Mohler placed 24th with a time of 3:57.51 in the bonus final.
Schmuhl set the tone for the Hoosiers in prelims setting a new school record with a time of 3:42.70 to qualify in the top spot for the championship final. The previous record of 3:43.07 stood for about three minutes as Trahin posted that time in the previous heat, finishing second overall. That time now ranks third on the all-time IU list. Schwab earned a spot in the consolation final, placing 11th with a career-best time of 3:49.36. Mohler earned a spot in the bonus final at a career best 3:56.48 (24th). Grayson Smith placed 25th with his career time of 3:56.57, while Ryan Downey was 40th in 4:03.28.
Kyle Johnson was the lone representative for IU in the 100 butterfly, finishing 35th in a career-best time of 49.54.
Jim Barbiere finished eighth in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:26.13. Matt Gerth clocked a time of 1:37.14 to finish 16th. Barbiere clocked a personal best and the fourth-fastest time in school history with a 1:35.76, putting him seventh in qualifying and earning a spot in the championship final. Gerth made the consolation final with his PR of 1:36.95 putting him 14th in the field. Ryan Hinshaw placed 34th (1:38.78), with Brent Aarons 47th in a career best of 1:39.98.
Miller became just the third swimmer in Big Ten history to win three-straight 100 breaststroke titles and he did it in record-setting fashion with a new conference mark of 51.50. It is the second Big Ten title of this meet for the junior as he also took the 200 individual medley crown on Thursday with a Big Ten meet record time of 1:41.85. Tanner Kurz finished sixth for the Hoosiers (53.28), while Mike Hurley won the consolation final with a career-best time of 53.32. Ian Boggs placed 19th, setting a new career time of 54.66.
Miller was the top seed in the championship final after posting a time of 51.96, becoming the first Hoosier to ever go under 52 seconds in the event. Kurz, who pulled out a career best 53.09 to qualify fourth, joined him in the championship final. Hurley led the way in the consolation final, finishing ninth in prelims in 53.71. Boggs took a spot in the bonus final, finishing 21st with a time of 54.71.
In a tight 100 backstroke race, junior James Wells defended his Big Ten title with a time of 46.04. Just 1/10th of a second separated first from third as teammate Eric Ress took third in 46.14, just 2/100ths of a second behind second-place finisher Sean Grier of Penn State. Kanorr placed 13th in 47.76.
Wells was the top qualifier heading into the championship final, posting a career-best and NCAA A cut of 45.52. Ress placed fourth in prelims with a time of 46.48. Kanorr made it into the consolation final by finishing 13th in the morning session with a career-best time of 47.50.
Darian Schmidt followed up his win on the 1-meter yesterday with a silver medal on the 3-meter springboard, tallying 456.85 points. On his sixth and final dive, Schmidt received three 10s and a score of 95.70 to vault into second place. Mick Dell'Orco was third with 440.10 points, a career best and his best-ever finish at the Big Ten Championships. Casey Johnson placed fifth (407.10), his first top-five finish at the Big Ten meet. Rounding out the championship final was Bryce Ogden in seventh (369.70).
Conor Murphy finished 12th with a consolation final score of 382.20, a career best for the junior. Emad Abdelatif was 14th, tallying a 373.50 in the consolation round. Andrew Hull rounded out the scoring for IU by placing 16th (353.05). Also competing for IU on the day were Danton Rogers (334.75-17th) and George Andrews (308.35-22nd).
400 Individual Medley
4. Sam Trahin - 3:42.75 (NCAA A Cut; 2nd-fastest time in school history) (3:43.07 prelims; NCAA A Cut; 3rd-fastest time in school history)
5. Steve Schmuhl - 3:43.51 (fourth-fastest time in school history (3:42.70 prelims; NCAA A Cut; New School Record)
13. Nicholas Schwab - 3:50.65 (3:49.36 prelims; NCAA B Cut; Career Best)
24. Michael Mohler - 3:57.51 (3:56.48 prelims; Career Best)
25. Grayson Smith - 3:56.57 (Career Best)
40. Ryan Downey - 4:03.28
8. Jim Barbiere - 1:36.13(1:35.76 prelims; NCAA B Cut; 4th-fastest time in school history)
16. Matt Gerth - 1:37.14 (1:36.95 prelims; NCAA B Cut; career best)
34. Ryan Hinshaw - 1:38.78
47. Brent Aarons - 1:39.98 (Career Best)
1. Cody Miller - 51.50 (NCAA A Cut; Big Ten Record, Big Ten Meet Record; Pool Record) (51.96 prelims)
6. Tanner Kurz - 53. 28 (53.09 prelims; NCAA B Cut; Career Best)
9. Mike Hurley - 53.32 (NCAA B Cut; Career Best) (53.71 prelims)
19. Ian Boggs - 54.66 (NCAA B Cut; Career Best) (54.71 prelims; NCAA B Cut)
1. James Wells - 46.04 (45.52 prelims; NCAA A Cut; Career Best)
3. Eric Ress - 46.14 (46.48 prelims; NCAA B Cut)
13. Daniel Kanorr - (47.50 prelims; NCAA B Cut; Career Best)