UPDATE: Day 4 B1G Men's Swim and Dive Championships
March 2, 2013
Update from day four of the 2013 Big Ten Men's Swimming and Diving Championships at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington.
200 Backstroke Both Hoosiers will compete in tonight's championship final, led by top qualifier Eric Ress who posted a time of 1:40.29. That is an NCAA A cut and the third-fastest time in school history. James Wells qualified fourth with a career best of 1:41.33, just off the NCAA A Cut by 2/100ths of a second but good enough for the fifth-fastest time in IU history.
100 Freestyle Daniel Kanorr can now make claim to the fastest Hoosier as he set a new school record in the 100 free with a time of 43.36, earning a spot in tonight's championship final. That goes along with his school record in the 50 free set earlier at this meet. Matt Gerth finished 41st (45.18), while Jacob Kelzer (48th-45.65) and Kyle Johnson (57th-46.13) both set new career marks.
Cody Miller added to his growing list of accomplishments with a new school record in the 200 breaststroke, securing the top seed in tonight's final with a time of 1:53.50. Sam Trahin qualified fourth in a personal best of 1:55.61, while Tanner Kurz also makes the A final with a career time of 1:56.39. Mike Hurley swims the consolation final tonight after posting his best-ever time of 1:56.83. Ian Boggs will swim the bonus final with a career time of 1:58.41, while Nicholas Schwab placed 21st with his career best of 1:59.29, good for a spot in the C final.
200 Butterfly Steve Schmuhl got in on today's record breaking, setting a new school mark in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:53.73, qualifying third for tonight's final. That is 2/10ths of a second faster than the previous record set by Todd Patrick in 2008. Michael Mohler finished 33rd with a career-best time of 1:52.77, besting his previous mark by nearly three seconds.
200 Breaststroke 1. Cody Miller - 1:53.50 (NCAA A Cut; School Record) 4. Sam Trahin - 1:55.61 (NCAA B Cut; Career Best) 6. Tanner Kurz - 1:56.39 (NCAA B Cut; Career Best) 10. Mike Hurley - 1:56.83 (NCAA B Cut; Career Best) T-18. Ian Boggs - 1:58.41 (NCAA B Cut; Career Best) 21. Nicholas Schwab - 1:59.25 (NCAA B Cut; Career Best)
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