Jan. 7, 2009
Indiana vs. Michigan/Tennessee- Meet Notes
NO. 14 INDIANA vs. NO. 4 MICHIGAN/NO. 6 TENNESSEE
Jan. 10 - Noon
Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center
SETTING THE SCENE
Indiana returns from its winter training trip to play host to two of the top teams in the nation in a tri-meet with No. 4 Michigan and No. 6 Tennessee.
The Hoosiers and Michigan have already met once this season, a 227-151 win for the Wolverines.
The men's meet is schedule to begin at noon with the following order of events:
200 Medley Relay
1 Meter Diving
3 Meter Dive
200 Individual Medley
400 Freestyle Relay
NEWS AND NOTES
The Hoosiers fared well in their last collegiate outing in November, the Hoosierland Invite.
Matt Lenton recorded an NCAA B cut in the 50 free with a time of 20.02, placing third.
Ante Zoricic recorded a career best in the 100 free with a time of 43.98 coming on a relay split.
Titus Knight continues to show marked improvement in his sophomore season. He posted a career-best and NCAA B time of 1:36.27 in the 200 free at the U.S. Short Course Nationals in December where he finished sixth. He has the top seven times in the event this season.
Knight also posted a career best and NCAA B time in the 500 free (4:21.14) at the Hoosierland Invite. His career bests in the 50 free (21.07), 1,650 free (15:47.01) and 200 IM (2:02.97) also came at the Hoosierland Invite.
Knight posted a career time of 44.80 in the 100 free at the Short Course Nationals, giving him personal bests in six events so far this season.
Freshman Eric Ress placed first in the C final of the 500 free at the U.S. Short Course Nationals with an NCAA B time of 4:22.90. He was third in the C final of the 100 back (48.88) and finished seventh in the championship final of the 200 back (1:45.13).
Cody Weik had a strong showing at the Hoosierland Invite with career bests in the 200 IM (1:49.88) and 500 free (4:29.86).
Weik currently has the fastest times on the team this season in the 200 fly (1:47.34), 200 IM (1:49.88) and 400 IM (3:50.99). Weik achieved his time in the 400 IM in a first-place finish in the C final at the Short Course Nationals. It is also an NCAA B cut.
Indiana is 2-2 in dual meets this season.
In a 158-129 dual meet win over Northwestern on Oct. 24, Aaron Opell led the way with wins in the 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke, 400 individual medley and 400 medley relay.
Senior Matt Lenton was also a multiple winner with victories in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly. He also swam the anchor leg of the victorious 400-yard freestyle relay.
Landon Marzullo took first in the 1-meter at the Hoosierland Invite with a pool record score of 402.40. He also won the platform competition with a score of 387.85.
He was second on the 3-meter with a score of 425.35 at the Ohio State Invitational in December
A very young Indiana squad opened its season on a strong note with a dominating 189-108 win over Kentucky on Oct. 18.
The Hoosiers took first in all but three events, led by a record-setting performance from sophomore diver Landon Marzullo.
Marzullo took first in the one-meter, then came back to set a pool record with a score of 421.30 in the three-meter.
DID YOU KNOW?
This season Hoosiers have posted times and scores among the Indiana all-time top 10 in the 100 free (Ante Zoricic), 200 free (Titus Knight), 1-meter springboard (Landon Marzullo), three-meter springboard (Landon Marzullo) and Platform (Landon Marzullo).
The College Swimming Coaches Association of America put out their latest national rankings on Dec. 5 and Indiana is remains at No. 14.
The Hoosiers were No. 14 in the preseason rankings and stayed there in the second poll on Oct. 31 and the third poll on Nov. 14.
Michigan is the top-ranked Big Ten team at No. 4, followed by No. 9 Minnesota, No. 10 Ohio State, the Hoosiers, No. 15 Purdue and No. 17 Penn State.