Men's Swimming

    Hoosiers Continue Homestand Against Iowa

    Go Hoosiers!
    Go Hoosiers!

    Go Hoosiers!

    October 29, 2002

    Bloomington, Ind. - The Hoosiers will be at home for the third straight weekend when they host the Iowa Hawkeyes. The meet is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on Friday at the Counsilman Billingsley Aquatic Center

    The meet will mark the third straight home meet for the Hoosiers. Indiana will not hit the road until Dec. 5 when they travel to the Texas Invitational and the Miami Invitational.

    Meet Information
    The Hoosiers will look to continue their perfect dual meet record when they host the Iowa Hawkeyes at the Counsilman Billingsley Aquatic Center. The meet is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on Friday Nov. 1.

    The Hawkeyes and Hoosiers met last season in Iowa City. The Hoosiers were victorious last season, 169-130. Indiana holds a 18-12 all-time mark against Iowa, including an 8-4 record in Bloomington.

    Reviewing Last Week
    The Hoosiers opened up the Big Ten dual meet season with a 129-104 victory over Michigan State. Indiana now sits at 2-0 overall, and 1-0 in conference play on the season.

    IU won 12 of the 13 events against Michigan State, the only MSU win came in the 200 freestyle. The Hoosiers also went 1-2 in nine of the 13 events, including going 1-2 in both relay events. Sophomore Murph Halasz led the charge for Indiana as he was a triple winner. The Richmond, Va. native won the 200 individual medley, 200 butterfly and was part of the winning 400 medley relay. All three winning times in those events were Indiana season highs.

    Sophomore Richard Bryant, senior Dave Schulze and junior Matt Leach were all double winners for the Hoosiers. Bryant won both the 500 free and 1000 free. Schulze and Leach were both part of the winning 400 medley relay. Schulze also won the 200 breaststroke, while Leach won the 200 backstroke.

    Scouting the Hawkeyes
    The Iowa Hawkeyes are 0-1 overall and 0-1 in Big Ten conference meets this season. the Hawkeyes swam against the Wisconsin Badgers last weekend and lost 211-140. The Badgers won all but one event against the Hawkeyes. Iowa diver Roberto Gutierez claimed victory in the three-meter competition.

    2002-03 Iowa Top Times
    50 free- Alex Boyce- 21.34
    100 free-Konrad Kazmierczak-46.82
    200 free-Konrad Kazmierczak-1:42.34
    500 free-Gregg Gazvoda-4:40.60
    1000 free-Cameron Dye-9:47.66
    100 back-Kevin Velleca-51:47
    200 back-Andrei Ciurca-1:54.92
    100 breast-Chris Brunson-57:79
    200 breast-Chris Brunson-2:07.07
    100 fly-Jason Snider-50.07
    200 fly-Jason Snider-1:50.33
    200 IM-Jason Snider-1:54.51
    400 IM-Trevor Haley-4:08.77
    3-M Diving-Roberto Gutierrez-333.45
    200 free relay-Boyce, George, Kazmierczk, Snider-1:25.00
    400 free relay-Velleca, Prada, Kazmierczak, Boyce-3:07.89
    200 medley relay-Velleca, Prada, Sinder, Boyce-1:31.57
    400 medley relay-Velleca, Snider, Brunson, Kazmierczak- 3:26.65

    Need for Speed
    The Hoosier sprinters are proving that they maybe the deepest squad. In the first two dual meets of the season against Evansville and Michigan State, the Hoosiers went 1-2-3 in the 50 and 1-2 in the 100. Against Michigan State, Hoosier sprinters claimed the top four spots. Junior Claes Andersson won the event with a time of 20.64. He was followed by juniors Dale Ramsy (20.85) and Mike Payne (21.20) and sophomore Nicolas Burgess (21.45). Against Evansville, IU went 1-2-3 with Ramsy, Payne and Burgess.

    In 100 free, Payne and Andersson went 1-2 against Michigan State, while Ramsy, Payne, Burgess and junior Adam Goff went 1-2-3-4 against Evansville.

    The Hoosiers sprinters also took top billing in the 400 free relay against the Spartans by taking the top two spots. Burgess, Payne, Ramsey and Andersson set the pace with a time of 3:05.81, while sophomores David Winck and Val Milkov, freshman Blake Wallace and Goff took second.

    Dominating the Competition
    The Hoosiers have dominated the competition in it first two dual meets. In the first two meets against Evansville and Michigan State, IU has won all but one event. The Hoosiers won all 16 events against the Purple Aces, and 12 of 13 against the Spartans. Indiana's only set back in that span was the 200 freestyle against the Spartans.

    Career Day
    Junior diver Alex Burns had a career day against Michigan State. The Elletsville, Ind. native not only won the one-meter competition, but shattered his career best mark in the process. Burns topped his pervious high by 50 points on his way to a one-meter score of 321.23. The mark was also good enough to qualify him for the NCAA Zone's.

    First Year at the Helm
    Indiana swimming will have a new coach at the helm this season with Ray Looze, Jr. taking over the controls. He spent the last five seasons as Head Swim Coach at the University of the Pacific. Looze was named the Big West Conference Men's Swimming Coach-of-the-Year in each of the last four seasons. This past year, Looze led both the men's and women's teams to Big West Conference championships and subsequently was named the Big West Coach-of-the-Year in both men's and women's swimming. The Pacific women's team, which featured three All-America selections, followed its Big West title with a 15th-place finish at the 2002 NCAA Championships.

    Looze has brought in former Hoosier swimmer Brain Barnes as his assistant. Barnes still holds the school record in the 400 individual medley which he set in the 1994 season. He spent the last four seasons as the head coach of the Lawrence Aquahawks in Lawrence, Kan.

    Diving Success Continues
    For the fifth consecutive season, Dr. Jeff Huber was selected the national coach of the year. U.S. Diving presented Huber with the Mike Peppe Award as the nations outstanding diving coach.

    This past July, at the 2002 U.S. Outdoor National Championships in Dallas, Indiana won the combined team championship for the ninth consecutive time and the women's team title for the fifth year. In all, Indiana University placed four divers on the national team.

     

     

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