Men's Swimming

    Another Record Falls on Day 3 of USA Swimming Nationals

    Go Hoosiers!
    Go Hoosiers!

    Go Hoosiers!
    Aug. 8, 2014

    IRVINE, Calif. - Indiana University sophomore swimmer Gia Dalesandro set a new IU record in the 100 butterfly and posted a top-eight finish on day three of the Phillips 66 USA Swimming National Championships in Irvine, California.

    Dalesandro posted a time of 59.35 in her championship final swim, just off her prelim time of 58.99 which set a new IU long course meters record. Sophomore Olivia Barker finished 65th in the 100 fly (1:01.82) as well as 53rd in the 400 individual medley (4:59.58). Senior Steve Schmuhl was 22nd in the 400 IM (4:23.35).

    Freshman Blake Pieroni took seventh in the 18-and-under C final with a time of 55.06, chopping nearly 3/10ths of a second off his prelim swim of 55.31. Sophomore Max Irwin was 63rd in the field with a 55.77.

    Junior Tanner Kurz paced IU in the 50-meter breaststroke, finishing 26th in 28.71. Freshman Cody Taylor tied for 55th (29.55) and senior Mike Hurley was 62nd (29.83).

    Former Hoosier James Wells closed out the night with a seventh-place finish in the 50-meter backstroke, coming in at 25.55. That was 3/100ths of a second faster than his morning swim of 25.58. Sophomore Bob Glover took fifth in the consolation final and 13th overall with a 26.08. On the women's side, Allie Day clocked a 30.33, good for 52nd.

     

     

    Day four of swimming includes Hoosiers in the 400 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 100 backstroke.

    400 Individual Medley
    53. Olivia Barker - 4:59.58

    22. Steve Schmuhl - 4:23.35

    100 Butterfly
    7. Gia Dalesandro - 59.35 (58.99 prelims; new IU record)
    65. Olivia Barker - 1:01.82

    23. Blake Pieroni - 55.06 (55.31 prelims)
    63. Max Irwin - 55.77

    50 Breaststroke
    26. Tanner Kurz - 28.71
    T-55. Cody Taylor - 29.55 62. Mike Hurley - 29.83

    50 Backstroke
    52. Allie Day - 30.33

    7. James Wells - 25.55 (25.58 prelims)
    13. Bob Glover - 26.08 (26.05 prelims)


       

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