Hoosiers Drop Dual to Texas, Michigan
Oct. 25, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Facing the No. 1 and No. 4 teams in the nation, the Indiana men's swimming and diving team dropped both dual matchups, falling 204-96 to No. 4 Texas and 203-97 to No. 1 Michigan Friday night at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington.
The Indiana quartet of James Wells, Tanner Kurz, Cody Miller and Anze Tavcar took fourth in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:30.34. Grayson Smith took seventh in the 1,000 freestyle (9:33.22) with Bradley Stamper eighth (9:43.24).
Jackson Miller was the top Hoosier in the 200 free, placing sixth in 1:39.99; Max Irwin was seventh with a time of 1:40.62. It was a race to touch the wall first for the top three in the 100 back, with Texas' Jack Conger (48.36) just beating out Hoosiers Wells (48.55) and Eric Ress (48.82).
Tavcar was the first Hoosier to finish the 50 freestyle, placing fifth in 20.87. Kurz placed eighth with a time of 21.03. Tavcar was also tops for IU in the 100 free, finishing sixth (45.26), while Jackson Miller was 10th (47.55).
In the diving well, Darian Schmidt took third in the 1-meter springboard (356.25), with Emad Abdelatif sixth (322.75) and Conor Murphy seventh (304.65). In 3-meter competition, Schmidt took a 4.35-point win over Texas' Will Chandler, tallying a score of 400.45. Murphy was fourth (373.35) and Abdelatif sixth (342.10).
Ress was also the top IU swimmer in the 500 free, taking third in 4:28.32, with Smith eighth (4:36.70). Irwin finished sixth in the 100 fly (50.18), with Wells eighth (50.85). Miller led the way for IU in the 200 individual medley with a fifth-place finish (1:51.60), followed by Schmuhl in eighth (1:54.35).
Indiana ended the day with a fourth-place finish in the 400 freestyle as Tavcar, Ress, Wells and Jackson Miller recorded a time of 3:02.42.
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