Men's Swimming and Diving Falls Short at Cal, 173-122
Oct. 11, 2013
BERKELEY, Calif. - The Indiana men's swimming and diving team opened the 2013-14 season at last year's NCAA runner-up California, falling 173-122 to the Bears on Friday afternoon in Berkeley, Calif.
Senior Eric Ress had a solid day for the Hoosiers, taking second in the 100 backstroke (48.63), 200 backstroke (1:45.76) and 500 freestyle (4:34.50). He was also part of Indiana's winning 400-yard freestyle relay team, joining Jackson Miller, Anze Tavcar and James Wells in a time of 3:05.08.
In the diving well, senior Darian Schmidt was a double winner, taking the 1-meter springboard with a score of 359.55, and the 3-meter crown after tallying 395.70 points.
Wells, Cody Miller, Steve Schmuhl and Tavcar placed third in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:31.73. Grayson Smith and Michael Mohler went 3-4 in the 1,000-yard freestyle, with Smith third in 9:41.98 and Mohler fourth (9:43.46).
Jackson Miller was the top Hoosier in the 200 freestyle, finishing third (1:39.87), followed my Max Irwin in fifth (1:42.95). In addition to Ress' second-place finish in the 100 back, Wells took fourth in 46.86.
Tanner Kurz was the winner in the 100 breaststroke after touching the wall in 55.78, while Cody Miller was third (56.40). In the 200 breaststroke it was Kurz second (2:04.02) and Miller third (2:05.68).
Schmuhl was third in the 200 butterfly (1:48.89), followed by Irwin in fourth (1:53.11). Tavcar was the top IU finisher in the 50 freestyle, placing fifth in 21.22, while Kurz was sixth (21.28).
Jackson Miller finished fifth in the 100 freestyle (46.57), and Yianni Thermos sixth (47.40). Schmuhl followed Ress in the 200 backstroke with a fourth-place finish (1:48.89). Jackson Miller was also a third-place finisher in the 500 freestyle (4:34.93).
Irwin paced Indiana in the 100 fly with a third-place showing (50.62), while Joe Powell was sixth (51.53). In the final individual event of the day Mike Hurley won the 200-yard individual medley in 1:53.21, with Cody Miller second (1:53.30) and Schmuhl third (1:54.47).
Indiana is back in action tomorrow as it takes on the Stanford Cardinal in Palo Alto, Calif. Meet time is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET.
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