Indiana Posts Top Times on Day Two of USA Short Course Nationals
Dec. 3, 2010
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Buoyed by 28 NCAA B cuts on the day, the Indiana men's and women's swimming teams wrapped up day two of competition at the AT&T USA Swimming Short Course National Championships at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio. The meet concludes with a final day of prelims and finals on Saturday.
The women's 200 medley relay team of Taylor Wohrley, Bronwyn Pasloski, Brittany Barwegen and Sara Delay took seventh in a time of 1:41.19, a season best and NCAA B cut. The men's quartet of Eric Ress, Cody Miller, Cody Weik and Bryan Chovanec were ninth in 1:30.55.
Allysa Vavra finished fifth in the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:10.90. Her mark of 4:10.69 in the prelims was a season best and NCAA B cut. Ashley Jones went a season-best 4:13.04 in the prelims, good for an NCAA provisional mark. Barwegen also hit the provisional threshold in prelims with a time of 4:17.98, and finished 20th in the consolation final at 4:23.32. Kim Tracey's bonus final time of 4:17.29 is an NCAA B mark and was good for 24th overall.
On the men's side, Weik was the top Hoosier in 3:56.30, a season best. Brenden Butler posted an NCAA B cut of 3:53.87 in prelims but was disqualified in the consolation final.
Barwegen qualified for the consolation final of the 100 fly where she took 20th (55.53). Doug Spraul was the men's only entrant in the event, finishing 36th in the prelims (49.25).
Brittany Strumbel went a season best 1:45.48 to finish fifth in the 200 free, which was also good for an NCAA provisional time. All five Hoosier swimmers that competed in the evening session put up NCAA B cuts with Farrell seventh (1:45.63-season best), Nikki White 12th (1:46.99-season best), Wohrley 22nd (1:48.48-season best) and Courey Schaefer 24th (1:48.80-season best).
Titus Knight represented the men in the 200 freestyle evening session, taking 23rd overall in 1:37.70, an NCAA B cut.
Pasloski took 22nd in the 100 breaststroke with a season best and NCAA B time of 1:02.20. Ashley Specht was 26th, bettering her prelim mark with a time of 1:02.48. That is also an NCAA provisional time. In the men's 100 breaststroke Miller took a tenth of a second off his prelim time to finish 25th at 54.98, an NCAA provisional mark.
Wohrley took seventh in the 100 backstroke with a season best and NCAA provisional time of 53.55.
Ress was the top collegiate finisher and fifth overall in the 100 backstroke with a season best time of 46.71, 5/10ths of a second of an NCAA automatic qualifying time. Doug Spraul was 25th (48.99), Ante Zoricic 26th (49.08) and James Wells 30th (50.40).
Farrell, Strumbel, White and Wohrley combined for a third-place finish in the 800 freestyle after putting up a time of 7:09.69. That is the fifth-fastest time in school history and an NCAA B cut.
The men finished fifth in the same event as Ress, Weik, Knight and Barbiere finished in 6:33.54, an NCAA provisional time.
A group of Hoosiers also took part in time trials at the Hoosierland Open at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center. Nicholas Schwab, Bader Al-Muhana, Jon Hueni and Jackson Davidson posted a time of 1:28.11 in the 200 free relay, while Guinevere Vanden Noort, Cristina Gonzalez, Afton Robertson and Justine Jones went 1:39.18 for the women.
Laura Head was the fastest finisher in the 500 free at 5:01.74, with Robertson second (5:03.27) and Jones third (5:03.71). Bart Ginocchio paced the men at 4:34.80, followed by Michael Mohler (4:41.24) and Hueni (4:44.52).
Mohler won the 200 individual medley in 1:56.56, with Robertson touching the wall for the women in 2:10.56.
Jones was the fastest female in the 50 free at 24.56, with Gonzalez just behind her at 25.09.
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