Opell Finishes 13th in 200 Breaststroke NCAA Swim and Dive Championships
March 28, 2010
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Wrapping up the final day of competition at the 2010 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio, Indiana University senior Aaron Opell finished 13th in the 200 breaststroke to earn honorable mention All-America honors.
Opell touched the wall in 1:55.12 in the consolation final, finishing fifth in the heat and 13th overall. The time was an improvement upon his mark of 1:55.57 in the morning preliminary session. It marks the first All-America honor for Opell.
Also competing on the last day was junior Doug Spraul, who finished 38th in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:46.00.
With Opell's points the Hoosiers finished 31st in the standings with a total of four points. Texas won the team title with 500 points, followed by California with 469.5. Michigan was the top Big Ten finisher in seventh with 204 points.
13. Aaron Opell - 1:55.12 (1:55.57 prelims) All-American
38. Doug Spraul - 1:46.00 prelims
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