Hoosiers Complete Day 1 of USA Swimming Nationals
Aug. 3, 2010
IRVINE, Calif. - A school record in the 200-meter individual medley by senior Ashley Jones set the tone for Indiana swimmers on day one of the 2010 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships in Irvine, Calif.
Jones won the bonus final and finished 17th overall with a time of 2:15.66. That betters the previous record of 2:15.92 set by Allysa Vavra in 2009.
In the 200-meter individual medley prelims, Vavra finished 52nd in a time of 2:20.06, while junior Kim Tracey was 94th (2:22.83).
Indiana All-American and 2006 graduate Kevin Swander placed eighth in the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:01.90. Recent IU graduate Aaron Opell placed 23rd overall with a time of 1:03.82 in the bonus final. Earlier in the day Swander recorded a time of 1:02.21 in the prelims, while Opell came home in 1:03.05.
Former Hoosier Todd Patrick, who now trains alongside Michael Phelps at North Baltimore Aquatic Club, took fourth in the 400-meter individual medley with a time of 4:17.03. Another former Hoosier, John Kevin Koehler, who now trains with the Dayton Raiders, took 13th in the 400 freestyle with a time of 3:54.74.
Brittany Barwegen opened the day by placing 54th in the 100-meter butterfly with a time of 1:02.21. In the men's 400-meter freestyle, junior Ryan Hinshaw led the way with a time of 3:58.29, good for 30th place. Junior Tyler Shedron was 34th (3:59.24), followed by sophomore Jim Barbiere (41st- 4:00.25) and senior Titus Knight (52nd- 4:01.73).
Junior Brittany Strumbel just missed out on the bonus final of the 400-meter freestyle with a time of 4:16.51, good for a 26th-place showing. Junior Nikki White was 40th in 4:17.81.
The prelim session wrapped up with the men's 400-meter individual medley. Opell was 33rd in 4:29.02, followed by sophomore Sam Trahin in 37th (4:29.51) and senior Brenden Butler was 79th with his time of 4:34.70.
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