Strong Day for Hoosiers at Georgia Invitational
Dec. 3, 2011
ATHENS, Ga. - Senior Allysa Vavra hit the NCAA automatic qualifying time in the 400 individual medley to highlight day two of the Georgia Invitational in Athens, Ga.
The meet concludes Sunday.
Vavra earned her NCAA automatic qualifying time in the 400-yard individual medley, placing second in 4:04.60. That is the third-fastest time in school history and gives Vavra the five fastest times in the IU record book. In the prelims, Vavra narrowly missed the NCAA automatic qualifying time, posting a 4:05.89 for the fastest swim of the morning. Kim Tracey swam a 400 individual medley time trial, getting an NCAA B cut with a time of 4:16.25.
Sam Trahin gave the men a victory in the 400 IM with an NCAA B cut of 3:49.42. was the fastest swimmer of the morning, posting a 3:51.06. Tyler Shedron took fifth in 3:54.93, while Nicholas Schwab was 15th (3:58.14).
Margaux Farrell finished third in the 200-yard freestyle, touching the wall in 1:44.52. Farrell was the fastest swimmer in morning prelims with a time of 1:44.47, 4/10ths of a second off the NCAA auto qualifying time and the third-fastest time in school history. That is also a personal best for Farrell. Brittany Strumbel was sixth (1:45.71-NCAA B Cut), while Courey Schaefer took 14th (1:47.09-NCAA B cut) and Nikki White 16th (1:47.70-NCAA B cut).
James Wells was the top IU finisher in the 100 butterfly, taking 16th in 49.96. Justine Ress was 12th for the women (54.76)
Taylor Wohrley put up an NCAA provisional time of 53.68 in the 100 backstroke, good for 10th place. Ress was 12th (54.09-NCAA B cut). For the men it was Wells in fifth (47.86-NCAA B cut) and Daniel Kanorr 15th (49.91).
Strumbel, White, Schaefer and Farrell placed third in the 800 freestyle relay with an NCAA provisional time of 7:06.97. That is also the fifth-fastest time in school history. For the men, Barbiere, Schmuhl, Hinshaw and Andrew Taylor took fourth in 6:33.20, also an NCAA B cut.
At the USA Swimming Winter Nationals in Atlanta, Eric Ress led the way with a fifth-place finish in the 200-meter backstroke. Ress' time of 1:58.95 is among the top-10 all-time for the Hoosiers. Ress was second in the morning prelims with a time of 1:59.90, just 1/100th of a second behind top qualifier Tyler Clary. Ress owns the five fastest times in IU history in the event. Former Hoosier All-American Ben Hesen was 34th in 2:06.78.
Snodgrass clocked a time of 58.32 in the 100-meter freestyle (68th), while Ress also compete in the men's preliminaries, touching the wall in 52.51 (82nd). In the 200-meter breaststroke, Afton Robertson was 73rd (2:43.18) and former Hoosier Kevin Swander was 56th (2:24.00).
Check back soon