Men's Swimming

    Three More IU Records Fall at U.S. Open

    Go Hoosiers! Junior Ashley Jones set a new school record in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:11.19.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Junior Ashley Jones set a new school record in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:11.19.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Aug. 6, 2009

    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - Three more Indiana University long-course meters records went by the wayside on day two of the 2009 U.S. Open being contested at the Weyerhauser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash.


        Senior Aaron Opell took down the first mark when he improved upon his record time in the 400-meter individual medley with a mark of 4:21.17 in the morning prelims. Opell went on to finish seventh in the championship final with a time of 4:26.99. Senior Kevin Happ was 23rd in the morning (4:29.60) and was 22nd in the evening final (4:31.12).

        Junior Ashley Jones took fourth in the women's 200-meter backstroke with a record time of 2:11.19, taking down Kate Zubkova's mark of 2:11.68 set last year. Jones went 2:12.22 in the prelims, while incoming freshman Taylor Wohrley placed 12th overall (2:14.95). Sophomore Alyssa Vavra was 42nd (2:18.78).

        In the men's 200 backstroke competition, sophomore Eric Ress continues to re-write the record book with a time of 1:57.59 for a third-place finish in the championship final. Ress went 1:58.58 in the morning prelims, which is the third-fastest time in school history. Happ (53rd- 2:07.36) and sophomore Jimmy Barbiere (55th- 2:07.58) also competed.

        Sophomore Brittany Strumbel posted the second-fastest time in school history in the 100 freestyle with a mark of 57.01 to finish 28th. Wohrley was 54th in the prelims with a time of 58.11. In men's competition, junior Titus Knight was 16th in the 100 free (50.91), while posting a time of 50.76 in the prelims which is tied for fifth fastest in school history. Vavra placed 20th in the women's 400 individual medley with a time of 4:51.87.

    WOMEN
    200 Backstroke (prelims)
    4. Ashley Jones- 2:12.22
    15. Taylor Wohrley- 2:14.95
    42. Alyssa Vavra- 2:18.78
    CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
    4. Ashley Jones- 2:11.19 (School Record)
    B FINAL
    12. Taylor Wohrley- 2:14.95

    100 Freestyle (prelims)
    28. Brittany Strumbel- 57.01
    54. Taylor Wohrley- 58.11

    400 Individual Medley (prelims)
    20. Alyssa Vavra- 4:55.50
    C FINAL
    20. Alyssa Vavra- 4:51.87

    MEN
    200 Backstroke (prelims)
    2. Eric Ress- 1:58.58
    53. Kevin Happ- 2:07.36
    55. Jimmy Barbiere- 2:07.58
    CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
    3. Eric Ress- 1:57.59 (School Record)

    400 Individual Medley (prelims)
    7. Aaron Opell- 4:21.17 (School Record)
    23. Kevin Happ- 4:29.60
    CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
    7. Aaron Opell- 4:26.99
    C FINAL
    22. Kevin Happ- 4:31.12

    100 Freestyle (prelims)
    16. Titus Knight- 50.76
    B FINAL
    16. Titus Knight- 50.91


     

     


       

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