Aug. 4, 2011
PALO ALTO, Calif. -
Senior Brittany Strumbel set a personal best in the 200-meter freestyle Wednesday to highlight day two for the Hoosiers at the ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships at the Stanford University Avery Aquatic Center in Palo Alto, Calif.
Strumbel finished 26th in the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 2:01.33. That ranks fourth on the Hoosiers' all-time list and bettered her prelim time of 2:01.52. Senior Courey Schaefer clocked a time of 2:03.84 (65th), while sophomore Stephanie Armstrong finished in 2:05.42 (111th).
Sophomore James Wells earned his Olympic Trials qualifying cut in the 100 backstroke with a time of 56.80 (33rd), while former Hoosier All-American and 2008 NCAA Champion Ben Hesen was seventh in a time of 54.56. Junior Jim Barbiere was 71st (59.60), with junior Daniel Kanorr clocking a time of 1:00.58 (110th). Barbiere also competed in the 200 freestyle where he finished 43rd with a trials cut time of 1:51.97.
Former IU All-America Todd Patrick took 20th in the 200-meter butterfly (2:02.14), while senior Tyler Shedron finished in 2:03.89, qualifying him for next year's Olympic Trials in the event.
Ashley Jones, who completed her IU career this past spring, was 55th in the 100-meter backstroke (1:04.49), while incoming freshman Justine Ress was just a tenth of a second behind at 1:04.59 (60th).
The team of Strumbel, Armstrong, Allysa Vavra and Schaefer ended the day with the 400 freestyle relay, placing 12th in a time of 3:49.26.
The meet continues Thursday with the women's 100 breaststroke, 50 freestyle, 400 individual medley and 800 freestyle relay. The men will compete in the 100 butterfly and 50 freestyle
100 Backstroke (Women)
55. Ashley Jones - 1:04.49
60. Justine Ress - 1:04.59
200 Freestyle (Men)
43. Jim Barbiere - 1:51.97T
100 Backstroke (Men)
7. Ben Hesen - 54.56T
33. James Wells - 56.80T
71. Jim Barbiere - 58.60
110. Daniel Kanorr - 1:00.58
200 Freestyle (Women)
26. Brittany Strumbel - 2:01.33T (2:01.52 prelims)
65. Courey Schaefer - 2:03.84
111. Stephanie Armstrong - 2:05.42
200 Butterfly (Men)
20. Todd Patrick - 2:02.14T
57. Tyler Shedron - 2:03.89T
400 Freestyle Relay (Women)
12. Indiana (Brittany Strumbel, Stephanie Armstrong, Allysa Vavra, Courey Schaefer) - 3:49.26
T= 2012 Olympic Trials Cut