School Record For Schmuhl, Vrooman on Final Day of U.S. Open
Aug. 3, 2013
IRVINE, Calif. - Junior Steve Schmuhl became the first Hoosier to ever go under two minutes in the 200-meter individual medley to lead Indiana on the final day of action at the U.S. Open in Irvine, Calif.
The Indiana women finished fourth at the meet with 173 points, behind Australia, Stanford Swimming and Longhorn Aquatics. The IU men were fifth overall and second among collegiate groups with 135 points. Their combined score of 308 was good for fifth place.
Schmuhl clocked a 1:59.90 to set a new Indiana standard in the 200 individual medley, breaking the old mark of 2:00.59 set by Todd Patrick in 2008. That was nearly three seconds faster than his prelim swim of 2:01.72. Schmuhl already owns the five fastest times in school history in the 400-meter individual medley.
Senior Cody Miller swam the consolation final of the 200 IM where he pulled away from the field for the win and a ninth-place overall finish in 2:00.66. That is a new personal best for Miller and ranks as the third-fastest time in IU history.
It was also a successful finish for senior Lindsay Vrooman as she placed fourth in the 1,500-meter freestyle with a school record of 16:22.71. That is nearly three seconds faster than her previous mark set just two weeks ago at the Indiana Senior State meet.
1,500 Freestyle 4. Lindsay Vrooman - 16:22.71 (school record)
2. Steve Schmuhl - 1:59.90 (school record) (2:01.72 prelims) 9. Cody Miller - 2:00.66 (third-fastest time in school history) (2:02.85 prelims) 69. Tanner Kurz - 2:08.51
50 Freestyle 67. James Wells - 23.77
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