Hoosiers Travel To Louisville for Double Dual Meet
Jan. 27, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Coming off disappointing losses, the Indiana men's and women's swimming and diving teams will travel to Louisville, Ky. this Friday to take on the Louisville Cardinals and Virginia Tech Hokies in a double dual meet at Ralph Wright Natatorium.
The 14th-ranked women's squad is coming off a tough loss at Purdue last weekend. Senior Brittany Barwegen was a double winner for the Hoosiers with victories in the 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly, while sophomore Taylor Wohrley was victorious in the 200 backstroke. Wohrley also took second in the 100 back with a time of 55.20, the fifth-fastest time in the event by an IU swimmer this season. Wohrley owns the 10 fastest times in the 100 back for the Hoosiers this season.
Allysa Vavra was Indiana's other individual winner, clocking an NCAA B cut time of 2:01.64 in the 200 individual medley. Brittany Strumbel, Sara Delay, Stephanie Armstrong and Margaux Farrell took first in the 400 freestyle relay.
The Louisville women are currently ranked 16th in the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America/TYR Dual Meet poll. Virginia Tech is receiving votes.
This is the final dual meet of the season for the women as they prepare to play host to the 2011 Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championships. The meet will take place Feb. 16-19 at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington. Indiana is the two-time defending conference champion and has won three of the last four titles.
The 13th-ranked men also faced stiff competition last weekend, falling to No. 10 Tennessee and No. 11 Georgia in a double dual meet in Knoxville, Tenn. One constant that remains for the Hoosiers is the performance of sophomore Eric Ress. Ress won the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke, giving him a combined eight victories in those events this season. Ress has six of the eight fastest IU times in the 200 back and the top seven times in the 100 back.
Senior Bryan Chovanec continues to be a threat in the freestyle sprint, winning the 50 free last weekend in a time of 20.17. Chovanec has nine of the 11 fastest times for IU this year, including a season best of 20.08. Chovanec was a second-place finisher in the event at last year's Big Ten meet.
Sophomore Ryan Hinshaw posted a career-best time of 9:08.72 in the 1,000 freestyle against Tennessee and Georgia for a second-place finish. Hinshaw also took second in the 500 free and has the team's fastest time in that event this year at 4:24.03.
The Louisville men are currently ranked 18th, while Virginia Tech is receiving votes.
Both diving squads competed at Purdue last weekend, with the tallies counting toward their team's respective dual meet. Sophomore Logan Kline took second in the 1-meter springboard, with senior Brittney Feldman third. Gabby Agostino, the defending Big Ten champion on the platform, took second on the tower with freshman Laura Ryan fourth.
On the men's side, sophomore Zac Nees was fourth in the 1-meter competition, with sophomore Casey Johnson fifth. Freshman Connor Murphy was a third-place finisher on the platform, followed by Nees in fourth.
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