Hoosiers Defeat Ohio State, Southern Illinois
January 10, 2004
Bloomington - The Indiana men's swimming and diving team picked up a pair of wins this afternoon January 10 when they defeated Ohio State 130-111 and Southern Illinois 174-67. The Hoosiers record improves to 3-5 overall and 2-1 in conference action.
"I was happy to get a win and win some close races. We are doing more and more of that. We are making progress as a swim team," said head coach Ray Looze. "It was nice to swim well, especially after coming off some very tough training. "
The excitement came for the Hoosiers in the final event of the day when they came from behind to win the 400-yard freestyle relay with a season best time of 3:02.34. The 400-yard medley relay team also captured first place earlier in the afternoon with a season best time of 3:21.49.
In the freestyle sprints, senior Claes Andersson took first place in the 50-yard free with a time of 20.95. Senior Mike Payne and freshman Kyle Ruth took second and third place in the same event with times of 21.27 and 21.30 respectively. Andersson and Payne also took second and third place in the 100-yard freestyle with times of 46.54 and 46.84 respectively. In the 200-yard free, freshman Colin Russell tied his personal best and took first place with a time of 1:40.25.
In the distance races, freshman Ryan McNeill took second place with a time of 9:33.79 while junior Richard Bryant captured second place with a time of 9:37.99. In the 500-yard free Russell placed first with a time of 4:33.14,
Junior Murph Halasz took first place in the 200-yard butterfly with a personal best time of 1:49.38.
In the 200-yard backstroke, junior Matt Leach placed second with a personal best time of 1:51.13.
Rounding out the individual races was sophomore Kevin Swander who took first place in the 200-yard breastroke with a personal best time of 2:02.17.
In the diving competition, junior Ryan Fagan was the lone competitor for Indiana. He took third place in the one-meter competition with a score of 255.75 and second in the three-meter competition with a score of 292.95.
Next up for the Cream and Crimson is a dual meet against Michigan on Saturday, January 17. Meet time is set for 1 p.m.
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