SWIMMING UPDATE: Hoosiers' Depth Shows in Morning Swim
Feb. 26, 2009
Here is a recap from the morning preliminary session of day one of the Big Ten Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in West Lafayette, Ind.:
Freshman Eric Ress had the fastest swim of the morning for IU, taking third in his heat with a career best of 4:21.33 and will swim the championship final. Sophomore Titus Knight finished third in the seventh heat with a time of 4:21.79. Freshman Jim Barbiere hit the NCAA B standard with a career best of 4:22.54 to win his heat. Sophomore Bart Ginocchio also came in under the B cut with a time of 4:23.52. Knight, Barbiere and Ginocchio will swim the consolation heat.
200 Individual Medley
Cody Weik set a new personal best with a time of 1:46.87 to finish third in the sixth heat of the morning. Aaron Opell bettered his career time, going 1:47.21 to finish fourth in the heat. A.J. Miller touched the wall in 1:47.49 for fifth in his heat. All three will swim the consolation final tonight. Daniel Sliwinski placed third in his heat with a season best of 1:49.30.
Matt Lenton led the Hoosiers in the morning swim with a time of 19.67. In the same heat, Bryan Chovanec touched the wall in 19.76. Ante Zoricic went under 20 seconds for the first time in his career, also coming home in 19.76. Chovanec and Zoricic were in a swim-off with Ohio State's Joel Elber for the final two spots in the championship final. Zoricic won the swim-off with a time of 19.87, while Chovanec finished third and will swim the consolation heat.
Landon Marzullo led through every round of the prelims and finished with a career-best 412.45 points for his six-dive set, a new pool record. Freshman Linus Altman-Kurosaki also recorded a lifetime best in the preliminary round with a score of 367.40. Both will compete in tonight’s championship final.
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