Men's Swimming

    More Record-Setting Performances for IU Swimmers

    Go Hoosiers! Sophomore Eric Ress set a new school record in the 200-meter backstroke on Thursday.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Sophomore Eric Ress set a new school record in the 200-meter backstroke on Thursday.
    Go Hoosiers!

    July 9, 2009

    Sophomore Eric Ress etched his named into Indiana University history with a record-setting performance in the 200-meter backstroke Thursday at the 2009 World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia.

    Ress won the first of two semifinal heats in the 200 back with a time of 1:57.98. That is nearly three seconds better than the previous mark of 2:00.48 set by Ken Ackermann in 2000. In the morning prelims Ress was fourth in his heat with a time of 1:59.18. He will swim the championship final on Friday.

        Also making his way into a championship final is IU All-American Kevin Swander. Swander finished first in his semifinal heat of the 50-meter breaststroke with a time of 27.40 to earn his spot in Friday’s final. He was also first in his morning prelim swim, coming home in 27.70.

        Senior Kate Zubkova finished fourth in her prelim heat of the 50-meter backstroke with a time of 29.62.

        At the 2009 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships, junior Ashley Jones broke her own school record in the 400-meter individual medley with a time of 4:47.70. That is nearly two seconds faster than her previous time of 4:49.14. She finished 19th in the morning prelims (4:51.31). Also competing in the 400 IM were sophomore Alyssa Vavra (4:53.60) and senior Amilee Smith (4:57.31). Junior Brittany Barwegen placed 41st in the prelims of the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:13.02.

        In the men’s 100 butterfly, 2008 graduate Todd Patrick placed second in the C Final with a time of 53.56. He qualified 17th overall with a mark of 53.99 in the morning. Alum Ben Hesen was 31st in the 100 fly prelims (55.41) and swam a time of 25.26 in a 50-meter backstroke time trial. Senior Bryan Chovanec was 45th in the 50-meter freestyle prelims (23.68).

    100 Breaststroke (prelims)

    41. Brittany Barwegen- 1:13.02

    400 Individual Medley (prelims)
    19. Ashley Jones- 4:51.31
    30. Alyssa Vavra- 4:53.60
    51. Amilee Smith- 4:57.31

    C Final
    2. Ashley Jones- 4:47.70 (school record)

    400 Freestyle Time Trial
    Cassie Luhrsen- 4:23.15

    100 Butterfly (prelims)

    17. Todd Patrick- 53.99
    31. Ben Hesen- 55.41

    C Final
    2. Todd Patrick- 53.56

    50 Freestyle (prelims)
    45. Bryan Chovanec- 23.68

    50 Backstroke Time Trial
    Ben Hesen- 25.26

    50 Freestyle Time Trial
    Ryan Hinshaw- 55.54

    400 Freestyle Time Trial
    Ryan Hinshaw- 4:04.04
    Tyler Shedron- 4:00.82




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