IU 9th After Day 1 of NCAA Swim and Dive Meet
March 28, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS - A strong showing on night one, including two school records, has the Indiana men's swimming and diving team in ninth place at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships at the IU Natatorium and IUPUI Sports Complex in Indianapolis.
The Hoosiers have 68 points with two days of competition remaining. Michigan leads the field with 153 points, followed by California (123.5), Auburn (112.5), USC (100) and Texas (99) in the top five.
Senior Jim Barbiere turned on the jets for the final 100 yards of the 500 freestyle as he moved up to finish second in the consolation final, 10th overall in a time of 4:16.90. That is the third-fastest time in school history and bested his prelim time of 4:17.00, now the fourth-fastest time on record. It is his best individual finish at the NCAA meet, topping his 12th-place showing in the same event last year. Competing in his first NCAA Championship, senior Nicholas Schwab placed 41st in a time of 4:22.70.
Junior Cody Miller posted his best finish to date at the NCAA Championships with a third-place showing in the 200 individual medley, posting a time of 1:41.99. That is the second-fastest time in school history, just off his school record of 1:41.85 set at last month's Big Ten championships. Miller earned his finals spot with a 1:43.27 in prelims, the third fastest time in the IU record book. Miller owns the four-fastest times in IU history.
Eric Ress just missed out on the consolation final with a time of 1:44.58. Right behind was Steve Schmuhl in 23rd (1:44.92) and Mike Hurley in 28th (1:45.23). Senior Sam Trahin posted a career best of 1:45.85, finishing 36th.
Senior Daniel Kanorr may have surprised the field with his consolation final win the 50 freestyle, setting a new school record with a time of 19.42. That is 1/100th of a second faster than his previous mark set at the Big Ten meet. Kanorr went 19.52 in prelims, the fifth-fastest time ever by an IU swimmer. Kanorr owns the first, second, fourth and fifth-fastest times in IU history.
Junior Darian Schmidt recorded his highest-ever finish at the NCAA Championships, placing sixth on the 1-meter with a score of 387.90. Schmidt was 21st on the 1-meter as a freshman and 12th at last year's NCAA meet. He qualified for the championship final with a prelims tally of 365.05.
Junior Emad Abdelatif earned his first career NCAA points, placing 12th on the 1-meter with a score of 334.35. He qualified for the consolation final with a prelims tally of 340.80. Junior Conor Murphy finished 31st with a score of 279.65.
Indiana ended the night in record-setting fashion with James Wells, Miller, Steve Schmuhl and Kanorr winning the consolation final and placing ninth overall in the 400 medley relay with a school-record time of 3:08.40. That bests the old mark of 3:08.48 set by Ben Hesen, Kevin Swander, Nick Walkotten and Todd Patrick at the 2006 Big Ten Championships.
The meet continues Friday at 11 a.m. with prelims in the 200 medley relay, 400 individual medley, 100 butterfly, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, 800 freestyle relay and 3-meter diving.
200 Individual Medley 3. Cody Miller - 1:41.99 (All-American; second-fastest time in school history) (1:43.27 prelims; third-fastest time in school history) 19. Eric Ress - 1:44.58 23. Steve Schmuhl - 1:44.92 28. Mike Hurley - 1:45.23 36. Sam Trahin - 1:45.85 (career best)
50 Freestyle 9. Daniel Kanorr - 19.42 (Honorable Mention All-American; School Record)(19.52 prelims; fifth-fastest in school history)
400 Medley Relay 9. James Wells, Cody Miller *, Steve Schmuhl Daniel Kanorr - 3:08.40 (Honorable Mention All-American; School Record) (3:10.59 prelims) * Tanner Kurz swam breaststroke, Miller butterfly in prelims
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