Hoosier Men Sweep Virginia, Penn State
Nov. 17, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana University men's swimming and diving team posted a 182.5-170.5 win over Penn State, and a narrow 177-176 win over Virginia in a tri-meet at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington.
"This was going to be the hardest weekend of competition for us for the season," said head coach Ray Looze. "It is the key period of training for us and we challenge our swimmers in practice and in the weight room to the highest degree leading into the Thanksgiving break.
"We feel very fortunate to come away with a couple of wins over two fantastic programs in Penn State and Virginia. Our guys fought hard."
Eric Ress was second in the 100 backstroke (48.65), as Wells took seventh (50.05) and Brent Aarons 11th (55.24). Miller gave the Hoosiers a win in the 200 breaststroke, coming in at 1:58.97. Sam Trahin was fourth (2:03.47) and Ian Boggs seventh (2:05.92).
Wells placed seventh in the 100 butterfly (51.66), followed by Tanner Kurz in eighth (51.92) and Schmuhl ninth (51.95). Barbiere was the second IU winner on the day, posting a time of 1:38.62 in the 200 freestyle. Ress was fifth (1:40.12) and Hinshaw 10th (1:43.22).
Darian Schmidt made it a sweep of the diving events, winning the 1-meter springboard with 399.30 points. The Hoosiers went 1-2-3-4 in the event with Mick Dell'Orco second (327.30), Casey Johnson third (293.90) and Danton Rogers fourth (289.90).
IU finishes third in the 400 freestyle relay as Kanorr, Ress, Barbiere and Tanner Kurz combine for a time of 3:01.76.
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