Men's Swimming

    Hoosiers Trail Texas and Cal After First Day of Double Dual

    Go Hoosiers! Alex Brunfeldt finished fourth in the 500-yard freestyle against Texas and Cal.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Alex Brunfeldt finished fourth in the 500-yard freestyle against Texas and Cal.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Nov. 3, 2006


    AUSTIN, Texas - No. 12 Indiana trails No. 3 Texas and No. 4 California after two sessions of a two-day, double-dual meet, which started on Nov. 3 at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.

    Texas leads Indiana 166-54, while the Hoosiers trail the Golden Bears by a score of 169-51. The Longhorns lead California 118-102. Texas won eight of the 12 events during the first two sessions, while Cal won three. Indiana claimed one event win.

    Junior Ben Hesen picked up the Hoosiers' lone victory on the day, taking the 100-yard backstroke in 47.85 during the afternoon session. Hesen's time was the ninth-fastest in school history in the event, giving him the top 10 times in IU lore.

    Hesen's winning time was his second NCAA "B" cut in the 100 back on the day, as he also turned in a 48.43 effort on the leadoff leg of the 400-yard medley relay to close the morning session. The Hoosiers' group of Hesen, Pat Penoyar, Todd Patrick and Lee Houchin finished fifth in the event in 3:21.48. Cal claimed the event in 3:15.08.

    Sophomore Steven Murry had Indiana's second-best finish on the day, a third-place effort in the 400-yard individual medley during the afternoon session. Murry turned in a time of 3:58.27 to trail only Michael Klueh of Texas (3:55.57) and Louis Vayo of Cal (3:56.61).

    The Hoosiers picked up a trio of fourth-place finishes, with Alex Brunfeldt taking the honor in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:29.51 and Hesen touching fourth in the 100-yard butterfly in 49.10. Penoyar finished fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke (57.86), while teammate Ronald Hehn was right behind him in fifth (58.85).



    Hesen also turned in a sixth-place effort in the 200-yard individual medley (1:53.11), while Patrick was seventh in the 200-yard freestyle (1:41.95) and eighth in the 50-yard freestyle (21.37).

    The Hoosiers' 200-yard medley relay unit of Hesen, Penoyar, Patrick and Houchin took third in 1:31.48, while Patrick, Murry, Brunfeldt and Hesen finished fourth in the 800-yard freestyle relay in 6:52.00. Patrick, Hesen, Houchin and Frazier Miller started the day with a fifth-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:24.94.

    The meet will conclude on Saturday, Nov. 4, with the final session beginning at 9 a.m.


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