Men's Swimming

    Opell Finishes Second in 200 Breaststroke at U.S. Open

    Go Hoosiers! Aaron Opell posted a new school record in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:10.55
    Go Hoosiers!
    Aaron Opell posted a new school record in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:10.55
    Go Hoosiers!

    Aug. 5, 2009

    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - Indiana University senior Aaron Opell set a new IU record in the 200-meter breaststroke en route to a second-place finish at the 2009 U.S. Open being contested at the Weyerhauser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash.


        Opell touched the wall in 2:10.38, breaking the old school mark of 2:10.55 set by All-American Kevin Swander in 2004. Opell won the morning prelim session with a time of 2:11.46. Also competing in the event was junior Tyler Lemert (65th- 2:26.93).

        Also posting a new school mark was sophomore Nikki White with a third-place finish in the women's 800-meter freestyle. White trimmed another three seconds off her school mark with a time of 8:40.38.

        In the men's 1500-meter freestyle, sophomore Ryan Hinshaw posted a time of 15:40.46, which is the fourth-fastest time in school history and gave him a 12th-place finish. In the 200-meter butterfly, sophomore Tyler Shedron took fifth in the B final and 13th overall with a time of 2:00.66. Shedron was 10th in the morning prelims with a swim of 2:00.56. That is the fifth-fastest time in school history.

        Jjunior Brittany Barwegen was 7th in the C final and 23rd overall in the 200-meter butterfly with a time of 2:15.86. She was 23rd in the morning swim with a mark of 2:16.08.

        Competition at the U.S. Open continues through Aug. 8.

    WOMEN
    800 Freestyle
    3. Nikki White- 8:40.38 (School Record)

    200 Butterfly (prelims)
    23. Brittany Barwegen- 2:16.08
    C FINAL
    23. Brittany Barwegen- 2:15.86

    MEN
    200 Butterfly (prelims)
    10. Tyler Shedron- 2:00.56
    B FINAL
    13. Tyler Shedron- 2:00.66

    200 Breaststroke (prelims)
    1. Aaron Opell- 2:11.46
    65. Tyler Lemert- 2:26.93
    CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
    2. Aaron Opell- 2:10.38 (School Record)

    1500 Freestyle
    12. Ryan Hinshaw- 15:40.46


     

     


       

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