Ress Leads Way for Indiana in Dual Meet With Virginia, Penn State
Nov. 19, 2010
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Indiana men's swimming and diving team tallied six victories on day one of a dual meet with Virginia and Penn State at the Aquatic and Fitness Center in Charlottesville, Va.
Indiana leads host Virginia by a 98-88 score. The meet concludes on Saturday with nine events beginning at 11 a.m. ET.
Bryan Chovanec, Ante Zoricic, Titus Knight and Jim Barbiere combined to win the 200 free relay in a time of 1:23.93. Indiana's B squad of Daniel Kanorr, James Wells, Tyler Shedron and Cody Miller was fourth in 1:25.03.
Eric Ress continued the winning ways for Indiana in the 200 individual medley with a winning time of 1:49.32, more than two seconds faster than his previous season best. Sam Trahin took fifth in 1:53.15.
Illya Larin posted a fifth-place finish in the 500 free, tallying his first NCAA B cut of the season with a time of 4:28.28. Ryan Hinshaw was right on his heels in sixth place with his time of 4:28.96.
Miller posted the fastest time of his short Hoosier career in the 100 breaststroke, coming home in 56.20, which was good for third place. Brenden Butler was the next Hoosier to the wall, taking sixth in 58.61 (season best).
Ress cruised to his second win of the day, taking down the competition in one of his specialties, the 200 backstroke, in a season-best and NCAA provisional time of 1:45.05. Doug Spraul made it a 1-2 IU finish with his season-best time of 1:47.91. Wells took sixth in 1:50.12, also a season best by more than three seconds.
Knight was out-touched at the wall by Virginia's Scott Robinson in the 100 free, taking second in 45.07 to Robinson's 45.04. Zoricic placed third in 45.33, with Barbiere seventh (46.35).
Shedron posted his fastest time of the season in the 200 butterfly, putting up a 1:49.02 to finish second. Trahin was seventh in 1:51.93, with Cody Weik eighth (1:52.95).
Indiana closed out the swimming the way the day began, victorious, as Ress, Miller, Shedron and Knight took first in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:17.82.
The Hoosiers dominated the diving events, taking the top four spots in both the 1-meter and 3-meter competitions. Darian Schmidt won the 3-meter with a season-best score of 406.05 and made it a clean sweep with a winning score of 384.40 in the 1-meter, also a season high and new school dual meet record. David Piercy was second in the 1-meter (371.25), with Mick Dell'Orco third (335.30) and Zac Nees fourth (323.65). Piercy (394.05-season best) and Dell'Orco (389.00-season best), went 2-3 in the 3-meter event, with Casey Johnson fourth (364.05-season best).
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