Hoosiers Fall at Kentucky, 175.5-123.5
Dec. 5, 2009
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Despite seven individual victories, including two each from Doug Spraul and Tyler Lemert, the Indiana men's swimming and diving team fell at Kentucky in a dual meet, 175.5-123.5, Saturday afternoon in Lexington, Ky.
Spraul, Lemert, Bader Al-Muhana and Bryan Chovanec combined for a third-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay with a score of 1:33.47. That was followed by newcomer Illya Larin's first college victory with a time of 9:21.51 in the 1,000-yard freestyle. Larin also took third in the 500 free with a time of 4:38.57.
Freshman Bryant Honsa was the top Hoosier finisher in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:43.61, good for third place. Larin also finished in the top five, placing fifth in 1:44.14.
Spraul swept the backstroke events, taking the 100 back in a season-best time of 49.77. He also put up a season best in the 200 back with a winning time of 1:47.86. Junior Zack Stockman was third in the 100 back with a time of 52.63.
Lemert also had an event sweep, taking both the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke events. Lemert put up a season-best time of 57.08 in the 100 breaststroke and followed up with a season-best mark of 2:06.39 in winning the 200 breaststroke.
Indiana went 2-3 in the 200 butterfly with Tim Blue taking second in 1:43.03. Jon Hueni recorded his fastest time of the season with a third-place mark of 1:53.33. Blue also led IU in the 100 butterfly with a fourth-place finish (51.03).
A pair of Hoosiers posted fourth-place finishes in the sprint freestyle events, with Chovanec taking fourth in the 50 free in 20.81, tying his season best. Honsa was fourth in the 100 free, touching the wall in 47.43.
At the diving well, Zac Nees led a 2-3 Indiana finish in the 3-meter springboard competition, with Nees tallying 308.55 points. David Piercy was third with 286.95 points. The two traded spots in a 1-2 finish on the 1-meter springboard as Piercy won the event with 304.65 points, followed by Nees in second with a 301.95 score.
The meet ended with the 200-yard freestyle relay as Chovanec, Mark Wetzel, Lemert and Stockman took third in 1:24.47.
Today's competition concludes the collegiate season for 2009. The Hoosiers return to the pool on January 8, 2010 at Michigan.
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