Hoosiers Fall To Michigan
January 17, 2004
Bloomington, Ind. -- The Indiana men's swimming and diving team fell to Big Ten conference rival #9 Michigan 183-111 this afternoon, January 17 at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center. The Hoosiers dropped to 3-6 overall and 1-3 in the Big Ten.
"We were a lot more competitive this year than we were last year against Michigan," head Indiana swimming coach Ray Looze said. "We are definitely getting better. Michigan works hard. It was an honor to go against coach Urbanchek because he has been the best in this conference for twenty years."
Indiana started the meet strong taking first and third place in the 200-yard medley relay with times of 1:30.91 and 1:33.41 respectively.
The race of the day for the Hoosiers was the 50-yard freestyle that saw the team seep the first three spots. Senior Claes Andersson captured first and tied the team best and recorded a personal best time of 20.79, while senior Mike Payne took second and freshman Kyle Ruth placed third with times of 21.06 and 21.07 respectively.
In the 100-yard freestyle senior Claes Andersson took third place with a personal best time of 45.92 while sophomore Dave Winck placed fourth with a time of 46.35 and freshman Colin Russell took fifth with a personal best time of 46.47.
Russell was also the top finisher for Indiana in the 200-yard free with a team best and a personal best time of 1:39.84. Sophomore Dave Winck took fifth in the event with a time of 1:42.33. Rounding out the freestyle events was the 500-yard free in which Russell placed third with a time of 4:37.44 and junior Richard Bryant finished fifth with a time of 4:38.97.
Sophomore Kevin Swander took two first place finishes in the 100-yard and 200-yard breastroke including a season best time of 55.53 in the 100 and a personal best time of 2:02.92 in the 200.
In the lone distance event of the meet, freshman Ryan McNeill took fourth place in the 1650 free with a season and personal best time of 15:59.59. Junior Temujin Gold and freshman Paul Sigfusson placed fifth and sixth with times of 16:25.03 and 16:42.50 respectively.
Junior Murph Halasz took second place in both the 100-yard and 200-yard butterfly with times of 49.78 and 1:50.07 respectively. Freshman Scott Tanner placed fifth in the 100-yard fly with a time of 51.64 and freshman Matt Jensen placed fifth in the 200 fly with a time of 1:53.91.
In the 100-yard backstroke, junior Matt Leach had a season best time of 50.30 and captured second place. In the 200-yard backstroke, Leach placed fourth with a personal best time of 1:52.11. Sophomore Mike Jones picked up two third place finishes in the 100 and 200 breastroke with times of 51:37 in the 100 and a personal best time of 1:51.96 in the 200.
To end the meet, junior Richard Bryant took first place in the 400-yard IM with a time of 3:56.66. The 400-yard freestyle "A" relay placed second with a time of 3:02.38 while the "B" relay placed third with a time of 3:08.64.
The Hoosiers were down by 32 points before the meet even started. All of Indiana's divers are competing at the World Cup Diving Trials in Huntsville, North Carolina this weekend and were unavailable for today's meet.
Next up for the Hoosiers is an away meet against Iowa and #8 Minnesota in Iowa City, IA on January 24. Meet time is set for 1 p.m.
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