Hoosier Men Sweep Penn State, Virginia
Nov. 19, 2011
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The Indiana men's swimming and diving team came up with a pair of dual meet victories this weekend, defeating Penn State 226-127, and Virginia (217-136) in State College, Pa. Indiana is now 4-2 on the season.
Indiana opened with a second-place finish in the 200 medley relay as James Wells, Cody Miller, Steve Schmuhl and Daniel Kanorr finished in 1:29.69, an NCAA B cut. The Hoosier B team of Adam Twer, Mike Hurley, Tyler Shedron and Alex Kotliarsky finished sixth (1:35.63).
Wells picked up his first win of the season in the 100 backstroke, touching the wall in. 48.75. Schmuhl was third (50.75) and Twer 11th (53.66). Miller came up 7/100ths of a second short in the 200 breaststroke race, taking second in 2:02.56. Sam Trahin was fifth (2:05.25) and Nicholas Schwab seventh (2:05.62).
Schmuhl was the second-place finisher in the 200-yard butterfly (49.50), followed by Shedron in fifth (50.97) and Joe Powell in 10th (52.56).
Barbiere added to the Hoosiers' winners tally with a victory in the 200 freestyle (1:38.85). Taylor was fifth (1:41.96) and Schnittker seventh (1:42.47).
Trahin was also a first-time winner on Saturday with a time of 3:56.79 in the 400 individual medley. Shedron was fifth (3:59.89) and Schwab 10th (4:05.12).
Indiana finished the swimming portion of the meet with a third-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay as Barbiere, Kanorr, Gerth and Miller went 3:03.43. Right behind in fourth place were Shedron, Schnittker, Taylor and Hurley (3:07.89).
In diving competition, Zac Nees was a double winner on the weekend, taking the 1-meter springboard with 384.40 points. That led a 1-2-3 sweep for IU with Darian Schmidt second (331.45) and Bryce Ogden third (309.70).
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