Jan. 17, 2008
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No. 7 Indiana at No. 6 Tennessee
Records: Indiana 3-3
Student Aquatic Center- 1 p.m. ET
SETTING THE SCENE
Indiana looks to get back on the winning track as it travels to No. 6 Tennessee for a dual meet on Jan. 18. The diving events get underway at 11:30 a.m., while swimming commences at 1 p.m.
The Hoosiers are coming off a tough 165-133 loss at No. 4 Michigan last Saturday.
NEWS AND NOTES
Indiana is 3-3 in dual meets, most recently dropping a 165-133 decision at Michigan.
After the meet with the Volunteers, Indiana has just one dual meet left (Feb. 9 vs. Purdue) before the Big Ten Championships, Feb. 28-March 1 in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The Hoosiers recorded four NCAA B cuts at Michigan on Jan. 12 but posted an identical 133-point total as their first meeting with the Wolverines on Nov. 2.
The 200-yard medley relay team of Ben Hesen, Ronnie Hehn, Todd Patrick and Matt Lenton opened the meet with a winning time of 1:28.72 for an NCAA B cut.
John Kevin Koehler placed third in the 1,650-yard freestyle (15:40.43), while Alex Brunfeldt was fourth (15:41.05).
Patrick's time of 3:52.27 in the 400-yard individual medley is an NCAA B cut and was the fastest of the afternoon. Steven Murry was fourth with a time of 3:57.67, also a season best.
Koehler swam a season-best time of 1:37.26 in the 200-yard freestyle, as the NCAA B time earned him a second-place finish. Titus Knight was fifth (1:41.34) and Cody Weik seventh (1:43.43).
Hesen continued his dominance in the 100-yard backstroke, earning first-place honors with a time of 49.30. He also took top honors in the 200 back (1:46.31) with Kurt Bassett third (1:48.01).
The Hoosiers went 2-3-4 in the 100-yard breaststroke as Pat Penoyar took second (55.37-season best), Ronnie Hehn third (56.99) and Heath Tameris fourth (57.24). In the 200 breast it was Penoyar third (2:03.38) and Alec Haley fifth (2:06.60). Haley was the top IU finisher in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:51.34, good four fourth place.
In the 50-yard freestyle, Lenton was second in 20.73, while A.J. Miller was seventh (21.51).
Indiana went 1-2-3 on the platform with freshman Landon Marzullo posting a winning score of 378.08. David Legler was second (328.43), followed by Will Bohonyi (313.05). Marzullo added another win in the 3-meter event with a score of 388.35. Kris Hill was second (358.05) and Taylor Roberts third (346.57).
Patrick posted his second-fastest time this season in the 100-yard freestyle, touching the wall second in 44.93. Lenton finished fourth (46.24) and Knight seventh (47.04). Koehler was the top finisher in the 500-yard freestyle with a fifth-place time of 4:36.94.
Hesen posted his third victory of the afternoon in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 47.79, just 2/100ths of a second off his season best. A.J. Miller was fifth (50.81).
The meet concluded with the 800-yard freestyle relay and the Hoosier team of Knight, Koehler, Cody Weik and Bassett took third (6:51.50).
Tennessee is a perfect 6-0 and ranked sixth in the CSCAA top-25.
UT's last meet was a 98-63 victory over Georiga Tech in an unorthodox event that included races such as 150 butterfly and 500 freestyle relays, a 400 freestyle and a 200 underwater freestyle relay.
Its last full-scale dual was a 156-144 win at Virginia on Nov. 15.
Head coach John Trembley is in his 20th season at Tennessee where he was also a nine-time NCAA Champion and earned All-America honors 20 times.
The divers are coached by Dave Parrington. He is a six-time SEC Men's Diving Coach of the Year.
DIVERS MAKING PROGRESS
While most IU students were home enjoying the holiday break, the IU diving squad held an intensive training camp Dec. 21-Jan. 5 on campus to prepare for the remainder of the season.
"I could single out every single person on the team," said head coach Dr. Jeff Huber. "That is how much of an improvement we've had."
"We talked to the team after we had a pretty intensive training camp from Dec. 21 all the way up to Jan. 5. We told them afterwards, they were dog-tired but they really stepped up and we are just a different team, the team we want to be. I don't care where we finish. I don't know where we will finish but I do that the two things are under our control that we are going to do is be tough and work hard."
Talking about Kris Hill: "For example at the Ohio State meet he was real nervous on tower and now is stepping up there and wants to do well and be aggressive in all three events. That really typifies where we have tried to be with our program.
Indiana is No. 7 in the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Top 25 Coaches Poll, released Dec. 17.
Indiana was No. 8 in the preseason poll and No. 7 in the Nov. 7 poll.
Indiana is one of seven Big Ten teams in the top 25, joining No. 4 Michigan, No. 10 Minnesota, No. 12 Purdue, No. 13 Ohio State, No. 16 Penn State ad No. 17 Northwestern. Wisconsin is in the also receiving votes category.
Indiana has meets coming up against No. 6 Tennessee (Jan. 18), and No. 12 Purdue (Feb. 9).