Men's Swimming Wraps up Stay at U.S. Open
Dec. 2, 2006
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Former Indiana All-American Sergiy Fesenko finished third in the 1,500-meter freestyle on Dec. 2 to headline the Hoosiers' final day at the U.S. Open at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center.
Fesenko, who currently serves as a student coach for the Hoosiers, was the top seed in the 1,500 free, and turned in a time of 15:29.12 to finish third in the timed final.
Senior Ryan McNeill touched in 16:13.83 to finish fifth in his heat and 24th overall. Junior John Kevin Koehler was sixth in his heat and 27th overall in a time of 6:15.83, while sophomore Steffan Troxel finished directly behind Koehler in the same heat, and 38th overall, in 16:37.06.
McNeill also swam in the preliminaries of the 200-meter butterfly during the morning session, turning in a time of 2:09.06, good for 45th.
Junior Pat Penoyar competed in the 200-meter breaststroke prelims in the morning session, finishing 34th in 2:29.02. Former Hoosier All-American Kevin Swander, who is also serving as a student coach for IU, was 28th in the preliminaries, narrowly missing a spot in the finals with a time of 2:27.59.
"They all did a good job," IU head coach Ray Looze said. "Sergiy got third, and it was a pretty good swim for him. It was only about 12 seconds off his best time, which is pretty good given the stage of his training."
Complete results for the U.S. Open can be found at http://www.omegatiming.com/swimming/racearchives/2006/lafayette2006/index.htm.
The Hoosiers will next take part in their annual winter training trip, which will take place this year in Fort Myers, Fla., from Dec. 16-23.
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