Men's Swimming

    HOOSIERS HOST OHIO STATE

    Go Hoosiers!
    Go Hoosiers!

    Go Hoosiers!
    January 13, 2000

    HOOSIERS HOST OHIO STATE

    Meet Data
    Indiana will kick off the new year with a coed-dual meet against Ohio State. The meet will take place Saturday January 15 at 1 pm at the Counsilman/Billingsley Aquatics Center.

    The Competitors
    Ohio State is 4-0 on the season and has just returned from a winter training trip to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

    Meet Results
    Complete meet results will be made available on the web at www.athletics.indiana.edu following the event. They can be viewed and printed out by choosing men's swimming and diving from the main menu. Weekly updates and season best lists can be obtained at www.athletics.indiana.edu all season long.

    The Coaches
    Kris Kirchner is in his 10th season as the Indiana head men's swim coach. Jeff Huber is in his 11th season as the Indiana diving coach Huber

    Coaches Quotes
    Indiana head swimming coach Kris Kirchner:
    "We are ready for the first meet after the long break. With only 40 days until the Big Ten Championship it is time to refine all of the work that we have done. I am excited about the potential we have with this team."

    National Rankings
    The IU men's swimming and diving team is currently ranked 24th by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America Division I men's poll . The number one ranked team is Texas. Other Big Ten school rankings are as follows: Minnesota- ninth, Michigan- tenth, Penn State-16th and Purdue-23rd.

    The Schedule
    The following is the order of events: 400 medley relay, 1-meter and 3-meter diving begins, 1000 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 50 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 200 butterfly, 100 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 500 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 400 freestyle relay.

    Breaststroke
    The breaststroke events will be led by Henrik Wahlberg and David Schulze. Wahlberg currently holds the team's top time in the 100 breaststroke (55.81) while Schulze is tops in the 200 breaststroke (2:02.08).

    Backstroke
    Ken Ackermann and Will Bernhardt will be leading the backstroke events for IU. Ackermann is the fastest Hoosier in both the 100 (49.25) and 200 backstroke (1:47.08) thus far this season.

    Butterfly
    Ones to watch in the butterfly events are Kevin Euans and Craig Hertz. Euans owns the team's top time in the 100 butterfly (50.49) and Hertz owns the same in the 200 butterfly (1:51.45).

    Sprints
    Don Gold and Brian Stryker will be in close competition the sprint freestyle events. Gold has the top time in the 50 freestyle (21.08), the 100 freestyle (45.49) and the 200 freestyle (1:40.77). Stryker is second in both the 50 freestyle (21.18) and the 100 freestyle (46.50).

    Distance
    Joe Trent is the fastest Hoosier in both the 1000 (9:26.33) and 1650 freestyle (15:47.48) thus far this season.

    Diving
    In last weekend's Indiana Winter Invitational, Ryan Kosanic won the college one-meter and the open one-meter events. Eric Robson took the college three-meter and college platform events.

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