Men's Swimming

    Four Hoosiers Named to U.S. Swimming National Team

    Go Hoosiers! Presley Bard is one of four IU swimmers who will compete at the Japan International Grand Prix.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Presley Bard is one of four IU swimmers who will compete at the Japan International Grand Prix.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Aug. 6, 2007

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Based on their performances at the ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships last week, Presley Bard (Napa, Calif./Napa), Ashley Jones (Joliet, Ill./Minooka Community), T.P. Patrick (Chesterfield, Mo./Marquette) and Ben Hesen (Jeffersonville, Ind./Jeffersonville) have been named to the U.S. National Team which will compete at the Japan International Grand Prix, Aug. 21-24 in Chiba, Japan.

    Hesen was named to the squad after a third-place finish in the 100-meter backstroke. His time of 54.40 is the ninth-fastest in the world this year. Patrick joins him on the men's side after touching the wall in sixth in the 200-meter individual medley, posting a mark of 2:02.95.

    Both Jones and Bard were top-10 finishers in the 200-meter backstroke. Jones placed seventh overall (2:12.83), while Bard was ninth (2:14.63).

    The group will leave for Japan on Aug. 16 and train Aug. 17-20 before competition beings on Aug. 21.

     

     


       

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