Oct. 19, 2012
LEXINGTON, Ky. -
The Indiana men's swimming and diving team opened the 2012-13 season with a pair of wins, taking down Tennessee (183-117) and Kentucky (196-104) in a double dual meet at the Lancaster Aquatic Center in Lexington, Ky.
The Hoosiers cruised to victory in the 200 medley relay as James Wells, Cody Miller, Eric Ress and Daniel Kanorr clocked a time of 1:30.43.
It was a 1-2 finish for IU in the 1,000-yard freestyle with Ryan Hinshaw winning in 9:25.33, followed by Nicholas Schwab in second at 9:27.18. IU also took the top two spots in the 200 freestyle with Ress first (1:39.53) and Jim Barbiere second (1:39.57).
Wells gave the Hoosiers three victories in as many events with a time of 48.55 in the 100 backstroke. Miller continued the Hoosiers' winning ways with a time of 55.82, while freshman Tanner Kurz was second (57.22).
Steve Schmuhl's time of 1:50.57 was good for a nearly two-second win in the 200 butterfly, with Austin Saunders sixth (1:54.58). Kanorr was the top sprinter of the day with a win in the 50 free (20.57), while Wells was fourth (21.05).
won the 1-meter springboard event with 381.10 points, while Mick Dell'Orco
was third (340.00) and Casey Johnson
sixth. Schmidt took third in the 3-meter contest (358.70), and Conor Murphy
Barbiere placed second in the 100 free (45.76), with Kanorr fifth (47.22). Ress led a 1-2 Hoosier finish in the 200 backstroke, clocking in at 1:46.25, while Schmuhl was second (1:46.70).
Miller made it a clean sweep in the 200 breaststroke (2:02.51), with Zechariah Banks sixth (2:16.03). Barbiere (4:31.83) and Hinshaw (4:33.77) went 1-2 in the 500 freestyle, with Schwab fourth (4:36.68).
Wells touched the wall second in the 100 butterfly (50.18), with Schmuhl fifth (51.36). Miller became a three-time individual winner on the day with a victory in the 200-meter individual medley (1:50.72), while Tanner Kurz was seventh (1:58.71).
The day ended with a second-place showing in the 400 free relay as Ress, Kanorr, Barbiere and Schmuhl raced to a time of 3:02.67.
Indiana is back in action next weekend as both the men and women travel to Austin, Texas to take on the Texas Longhorns and Michigan Wolverines in a double dual meet.