Hoosiers Post Top-5 Finishes at Georgia Invitational
Dec. 4, 2011
ATHENS, Ga. - The Indiana women's swimming and diving team posted a fourth-place finish with 550.5 points, while the men were fifth with 572 points at the Georgia Invitational in Athens, Ga.
The host Bulldogs took the women's title with 995 points, while the Auburn men were winners with 899 points.
In the endurance test that is the 1,650-yard freestyle, Nikki White finished third for IU with a time of 16:16.09 (NCAA B cut). Lindsay Vrooman was sixth (16:20.88-NCAA B cut), while Allysa Vavra swam the event for the first time this year and placed seventh with an NCAA B time of 16:22.25, a career best by nearly a full minute.
Ryan Hinshaw took eighth in the mile, putting up an NCAA B cut of 15:16.38. Patrick Scally also hit the provisional window with a ninth-place time of 15:19.85. Andrew Taylor was 11th (15:29.53-NCAA B cut) and John Schnittker 12th (15:31.74).
Justine Ress picked up an NCAA B cut in the 200-yard backstroke, finishing second in 1:54.41. Taylor Wohrley also met the NCAA provisional standard, finishing sixth in 1:57.07. Kim Tracey was 14th with a time of 1:57.27, also an NCAA B cut.
Steve Schmuhl capped off a strong meet with a third-place finish in the 200 backstroke, touching the wall in 1:44.51 (NCAA B cut). James Wells took eighth 1:47.21. Jim Barbiere led the way in the B final, placing 12th (1:48.07).
Margaux Farrell was the top Hoosier finisher in the 100 free, placing sixth 48.90 (NCAA B cut). Brittany Strumbel was 11th overall, hitting a provisional time of 49.68. Daniel Kanorr represented IU in the championship final of the men's 100 free, placing eighth (45.28).
Vavra took fifth in the 200-yard breaststroke, coming home in 2:11.62 (NCAA B cut). Brownyn Pasloski was right behind in sixth (2:13.08-NCAA B cut) and Ashley Specht seventh (2:13.09-NCAA B cut).
Lindsay Vrooman was the top Hoosier finisher in the 200 butterfly, finishing the B final in 14th with an NCAA provisional time of 2:00.58. Tracey was 16th in 2:02.34. Tyler Shedron qualified for the championship final for the men, placing fourth in 1:47.10 (NCAA B cut).
In the final event of the meet, Strumbel, Armstrong, Farrell and Wohrley took sixth in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:19.74 (NCAA B cut). For the men it was Schmuhl, Kanorr, Barbiere and Miller combining to finish seventh in 3:01.38. Right behind them was Matt Gerth, Schnittker, Shedron and Wells in eighth (3:01.96).
The Hoosiers will now focus on winter training before getting back into competition on January 7 against conference rival Michigan in Ann Arbor.
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