Indiana Drops Second Straight at No. 12 Tennessee
November 1, 2003
Knoxville, Tenn. - The No. 21 Indiana men's swimming and diving team lost its second -traight meet on the road, 141-93, to No. 12 Tennessee at the UT Aquatic Center. Tennessee won nine of the 13 events as they improved to 2-0, while the Hoosiers fall to 1-2.
Junior Ryan Fagan continued his solid season with a victory in the one-meter springboard. The Pittsburgh, Pa., native scored 276.75 bettering second place Jevon Tarantino of Tennessee. Tarantino won the three-meter event, while Fagan was second for the Hoosiers.
Sophomore Kevin Swander won the 200-yard breaststroke with a season-best time of 2:06.04. The win was the second of the weekend for Swander, as he won the 200 breaststroke against Kentucky on Thursday night.
Junior Murph Halasz was the other Hoosier individual winner, as he won the 200-yard butterfly. Halasz's time of 1:49.96 was nearly two seconds faster than the second-place finisher. The Richmond, Va., native was the top Hoosier swimmer in the 200-yard IM as he took second only .23 behind Tennessee's Andrew Bree and Casey Dauw, who tied for first.
Andersson and Payne led the way for IU in the 50-yard freestyle as well. Andersson took second at 21.17, while Payne was third.
In the 200-yard backstroke, senior Matt Leach and sophomore Mike Jones went 2-3. Leach came in with a time of 1:52.51, while Jones went 1:52.76. Junior Richard Bryant was second in the 1000-yard freestyle for the Hoosiers, while freshman Colin Russell was third in the 200-yard freestyle.
Indiana started the meet by taking second and third in the 400-yard medley relay. The quartet of Leach, Swander, Halasz and Russell went 3:22.51, only .75 behind Tennessee's `A' relay. Indiana's `B' relay was third with a time of 3:28.89.
The Hoosiers continue possibly the hardest part of their 2003-04 schedule when they travel to Wisconsin and Northwestern. IU will take on No. 10 Wisconsin on Friday, Nov. 7, at 4:00 p.m. The Hoosiers battle No. 22 Northwestern on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 1:00 p.m. Both meets will be coed with the Indiana women's swimming and diving team competing as well.
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