Men's Swimming Sends Nine to NCAA Championships
March 10, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana University men's swimming team will send nine athletes to the 2011 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships being held at the University of Minnesota.
Sophomore Eric Ress will be the busiest Hoosier as he has been invited to the meet to swim the 200 individual medley, 800 freestyle relay, 400 medley relay, 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke. Ress is the top seed in the 100 backstroke after posting a time of 45.11 at the Big Ten Championships two weeks ago. That meet was also held at the University of Minnesota.
Freshman Cody Miller will make his NCAA debut with invitations to swim the 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and 400 medley relay. Miller won both breaststroke events at the Big Ten Championships and enters the NCAA meet as the No. 2 seed in the 200 breaststroke. He is the only swimmer under the age of 20 among the top 20 qualifiers in the 100 breaststroke and just one of two freshmen in the race.
Sophomore Ryan Hinshaw earned an invitation in the 500 freestyle, while senior Illya Larin received an invite in the 1,650 freestyle. Sophomore Jim Barbiere, senior Titus Knight and senior Cody Weik will join Ress on the 800 freestyle relay. Freshman James Wells and senior Ante Zoricic will take part in the 400 medley relay.
The Hoosiers are coming off a second-place finish at the Big Ten Championships last month.
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