Hoosiers Hit the Pool In Dual with No. 1 Texas and No. 5 Michigan
Nov. 1, 2008
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - After the first of two days of competition, the Indiana men's swimming and diving team trails No. 1 Texas, 148-55, and No. 5 Michigan, 143-60, in a double dual meet being held at Canham Natatorium in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The meet concludes Saturday with an afternoon session beginning at 1 p.m.
Bryan Chovanec, Ante Zoricic, Matt Lenton and Titus Knight took third in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:22.93. Knight was also the top IU finisher in the 500 freestyle, touching the wall in 4:23.80 which was good for fourth place.
Cody Weik led Indiana in the 200 individual medley with a fifth-place showing (1:50.79), with teammate Aaron Opell 10th (1:55.98). Weik was also the top Hoosier finisher in the 400 IM with a third-place time of 3:55.23. Opell finished second among the IU swimmers in 10th (4:07.46).
In an all-out sprint, Lenton and Chovanec tied for third in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 20.22, while Zoricic was fifth (20.34).
Reigning Big Ten Diver of the Week Landon Marzullo placed second in the three-meter (367.60) and third in the one-meter (345.35) springboard events. Freshman Linus Altman-Kurosaki was sixth on both the three-meter (302.75) and the one-meter (305.75).
Doug Spraul, Tyler Lemert, Cameron Owen and Weik teamed up to finish fifth in the 400 individual medley relay (3:26.77), while the team of Eric Ress, Opell, Matthew O'Brien and Lenton was sixth (3:28.63).
Tim Blue touched the wall in 51.28 to finish ninth in the 100 butterfly, with teammate Owen right on his heels at 51.64 for 10th.
Knight added another top-five finish to his haul by taking fifth in the 200 freestyle (1:38.53). Freshman Jim Barbiere was next in line in 10th (1:43.92).
The day ended with the 200 medley relay as the Hoosier quartet of Spraul, Lemert, O'Brien and Chovanec placed fifth (1:34.84).
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