Hoosiers Fall to No. 3 Texas and No. 4 Cal in Double Dual
Nov. 4, 2006
AUSTIN, Texas - Indiana's 12th-ranked men's swimming and diving team fell to No. 3 Texas and No. 4 California in a two-day, double dual meet that concluded on Nov. 4 at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.
The Hoosiers (2-3, 0-1 Big Ten) dropped a 210-149 decision to the host Longhorns, and fell 202-157 to Cal. Texas beat the Golden Bears, 204-165.
Penoyar took the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:01.96, entering the Hoosiers' all-time top 20 in the event in the 13th spot. Penoyar smoked the field in the event, as Texas' Matthew Lowe was second in 2:04.39.
Roberts picked up his win in the three-meter, turning in a score of 339.40 to edge the Longhorns' Mike Wong, who posted a score of 334.85. IU's David Legler (320.00) and Justin Montrie (299.65) finished third and fourth, respectively, giving the Hoosiers three of the top four spots in the event.
Sophomore Steffan Troxel paced Indiana in the first event of the day, taking second in the 1,650-yard freestyle in a time of 15:40.24. Alex Brunfeldt took third for the Hoosiers, finishing in 15:44.64. IU's John Kevin Koehler placed fifth in the event in 15:52.35.
Hesen led the Hoosier effort in the 200-yard backstroke, finishing eighth in 1:52.85. Todd Patrick turned in an eighth-place effort in the 100-yard freestyle, touching in 45.79. Freshman Tim Blue was IU's top finisher in the 200-yard butterfly, taking ninth in 1:56.11.
Patrick, Lee Houchin, Hesen and Frazier Miller teamed to post a time of 3:08.55 in the 400-yard freestyle relay, taking fifth place.
Freshman David Piercy led the Hoosiers in the one-meter, taking fourth place with a score of 287.40. Montrie (261.85) and Legler (258.80) were fifth and sixth, respectively.
"We found out a little bit more about our team, and we got some good experience, but we swam against two very, very good teams," head coach Ray Looze said. "Texas, my opinion is they're the national champion this year until somebody beats them. We swam against two top-five teams and took our lumps, but gained a lot of experience along the way. Hopefully we'll be able to take that along with us as we move into the Big Ten dual meet season."
Indiana returns to action on Nov. 17-19, when it will host its annual IU Open Invitational at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center.
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