Oct. 25, 2007
Indiana at Northwestern- Meet Notes (PDF)
NO. 8 INDIANA AT NO. 18 NORTHWESTERN
Oct. 26, 2007
Norris Aquatics Center
4 p.m. CT
Last Year's Result: Northwestern 163.5, Indiana 136.5
SETTING THE SCENE
The eighth-ranked Hoosiers open Big Ten action on Friday, Oct. 26 at No. 18 Northwestern.
NEWS AND NOTES
Indiana is 1-0 in dual meets after a 141-102 triumph at Missouri on Oct. 12.
The Hoosiers won nine events, led by a pair of first-place performances from seniors Ben Hesen, Todd Patrick and John Kevin Koehler.
Hesen finished first in the 200-yard individual medley and the 200-yard backstroke.
Patrick was first in the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard freestyle.
Koehler took top honors in the 1000-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle.
Matt Lenton was first in the 50-yard freestyle.
The 4x100-yard medley relay team of Hesen, Pat Penoyer, A.J. Miller and Lenton took first with a time of 3:21.05.
Lenton, Patrick, Koehler and Titus Knight teamed up for first in the 4x100-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:04.59.
In diving, Kris Hill placed first in the 3-meter springboard with a score of 339.75. Teammate Landon Marzullo was third (330.08).
On the 1-meter, Marzullo was second (291.37) and Hill fourth (277.79).
DUAL WITH NORTHWESTERN NAMED SWIMMING WORLD MAGAZINE'S "MEET OF THE WEEK"
Indiana's combined dual meet against Northwestern at the Norris Aquatics Center has been chosen as Swimming World Magazine's Meet of the Week for the weekend.
As part of the Meet of the Week program, SwimmingWorldMagazine.com will preview the meet on its front page and also recap the results on its homepage following the competition.
In its second year, the Meet of the Week program is scheduled to feature 15 meets across all college divisions during the fall portion of the 2007-08 season.
This is the season opener for the Wildcats.
Last year Northwestern was a 163.5-136.5 winner over the Hoosiers in Bloomington.
IU beat out the Wildcats at the Big Ten Championships, finishing fourth to NU's fifth-place showing.
The Wildcats must fill the shoes of departed All-Americans Matt Grevers and Mike Alexandrov.
Grevers was the 2007 NCAA Champion in the 200 backstroke, while Alexadrov won the 100 breaststroke.
Seniors Kyle Bubolz and Bruno Barbic return after teaming with Grevers and Alexandrov to take the 2007 NCAA title in the 400 medley relay.
Indiana is No. 8 in the initial College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Top 25 Coaches Poll, released Oct. 23.
Indiana is one of seven Big Ten teams in the top 25, joining No. 5 Michigan, No. 10 Minnesota, No. 14 Purdue, No. 15 Ohio State, No. 18 Northwestern and No. 25 Penn State.
The Hoosiers have several high-profile meets coming up as No. 1 Texas and No. 5 Michigan will travel to the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center Nov. 2-3.
Indiana will also face No. 11 Tenessee (Jan. 19), and No. 14 Purdue (Feb. 9).
LAST TIME OUT
The Indiana University men's swimming and diving team got the 2007-06 season to a solid start with a 141-102 win over Missouri in a dual meet in Columbia, Mo. on Oct. 12.
The Hoosiers won nine individual events for the victory.
The 4x100 medley relay team of Ben Hesen, Pat Penoyar, A.J. Miler and Matt Lenton touched the wall in a time of 3:21.05, picking up 11 points for the Hoosiers. That was one of three victories for Hesen as he was victorious in the 200-yard butterfly (1:50.29) and 200-yard backstroke (1:50.20).
Lenton took home the 50-yard freestyle title (20.81).
John Kevin Koehler led a 1-2-3 Indiana finish in the 1000-yard freestyle, clocking in at 9:27.04. He was followed by Steffan Troxel (9:31.54) and Alex Brunfeldt (9:35.41). Koehler also placed first in the 500-yard freestyle (4:32.24).
Todd Patrick was victorious in the 100-yard freestyle (45.01) while freshman Titus Knight was third (46.65).
The Hoosiers capped off a relay sweep with a win in the 4x100 freestyle relay, as Lenton, Patrick, Koehler and Knight teamed for a time of 3:04.59.
In the diving well, Kris Hill won the three-meter springboard with a score of 339.75. Landon Marzullo was third (330.08).
In the one meter, Marzullo finished second (291.37) and Hill fourth (277.79).
HESEN, PATRICK TO COMPETE AT GRAND PRIX ITALY
IU seniors Ben Hesen and Todd Patrick will compete at the Grand Prix Italy, Nov. 22, 23 and 25.
The meet will take place in three different cities, beginning with Viareggio on Nov. 22. They will then travel to Genova on Nov. 23 and wrap up the meet at Travagliato on Nov. 25.
HESEN NAMED TO U.S. SWIMMING NATIONAL TEAM
Indiana University senior Ben Hesen has been named to the USA Swimming 2007-08 National Team, the organization announced on Sept. 27.
Hesen was one of six swimmers named to the team in the 100 backstroke. Hesen was second in the 100 back at the 2007 NCAA Championships and placed third in the event at the 2007 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships in August to earn his spot on the team.
Hesen is in elite company in the 100 backstroke, joining Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps and world record holder Aaron Piersol.
To be named to the USA Swimming National Team, a swimmer must have one of the top six times in Olympic events swum in finals from the previous year's World Championships, Pan-American Games, World University Games and U.S. Nationals. Relay leadoffs and time trials are not included, and only times from semi-finals or finals are counted.
BIG TEN POWER
Looze has directed the Hoosiers to five top-four Big Ten finishes in as many seasons at the helf of the Indiana program.
Indiana finished third in 203, fourth in 2004, second in 2005, first in 2006 and fourth in 2007.
STEEPED IN HISTORY
Under legendary head coach James `Doc' Counsilman and head diving coach Hobie Billingsley, the Hoosiers won six consecutive national titles from 1968-73. Indiana has produced 210 different All-Americans, who have combined for 994 certificates. IU seimmers and divers have captured 79 individual NCAA titles.
The Hoosiers are back in action on Nov. 2 and 3 as they play host to Texas and Michigan in their first home meet of hte season.