Men's Swimming

    Hoosiers 10th at NCAA Championships

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    March 29, 2014

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    AUSTIN, Texas - A pair of second-place finishes and a third top-eight showing propelled the Indiana Men's Swimming and Diving team to a 10th-place finish at the 2014 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas.

    The Hoosiers finished with 141 points, its third-straight top-10 finish and 25th overall.

    Senior Eric Ress got the night started right with a second-place finish in the 200 backstroke, clocking in with a school-record time of 1:38.69. That bests his previous mark of 1:38.89 set at last month's Big Ten Championships. It is the second runner-up finish in the event for Ress as he also took second in 2011.

    Ress entered the evening as the second seed in the 200 backstroke, swimming a 1:39.25 to win the final heat. That is the fourth-fastest time in school history. James Wells also swam the final heat, finishing 39th overall in 1:43.87.

    With today's swims, the top five times in Indiana history in the 200 backstroke, all from Ress, are under 1:40.

    Senior Cody Miller recorded Indiana's second runner-up finish of the night, taking second in the 200 breaststroke for his highest finish ever at the NCAA meet. Miller clocked a time of 1:51.82, which is the second-fastest in IU history behind his record of 1:51.03.

    Miller raced out to the second seed in the 200 breaststroke, clocking a time of 1:51.85 in the last prelim heat. That is the third-fastest time in school history and gives Miller all three IU times under 1:52.

    The night was capped off with junior Steve Schmuhl as he finished seventh in the 200 butterfly in 1:43.17. That is the second-fastest time in school history and his second All-America honor of the meet.

    Schmuhl took down his second school record of the meet, posting a 1:43.10 in the 200 butterfly, good for eighth and a spot in the championship final. That bests his previous mark of 1:43.33 set at the Big Ten Championships last month.

    Schmuhl now has the five-fastest swims in IU history in the 200 butterfly. It goes along with his record-breaking performance in the 400 individual medley on Friday night.

    In the final race of the morning session, Anze Tavcar, Wells, Max Irwin and Jackson Miller placed 26th in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 2:56.03.

    200 Backstroke
    2. Eric Ress - 1:38.69 (School Record; All-American) (1:39.25 prelims; third-fastest time in IU history)
    39. James Wells - 1:43.87

    200 Breaststroke
    2. Cody Miller - 1:51.82 (second-fastest time in IU history; All-American) (1:51.85 prelims; third-fastest time in IU history)

    200 Butterfly
    7. Steve Schmuhl - 1:43.17 (second-fastest time in IU history; All-American) (1:43.10 prelims; School Record)

    400 Freestyle Relay
    26. Anze Tavcar, James Wells, Max Irwin, Jackson Miller - 2:56.03




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