Nov. 1, 2007
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NO. 8 INDIANA vs. NO. 1 TEXAS/NO. 5 MICHIGAN
Nov. 2-3, 2007
Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatics Center
SETTING THE SCENE
Indiana opens its home schedule this weekend as it plays host to Texas and Michigan at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatics Center.
The event will run as a double dual meet on Friday. In addition, the teams will swim a double-distance meet on Saturday with events such as the 2000 freestyle and 300 butterfly.
NEWS AND NOTES
Indiana improved to 2-0 in dual meets with a 167-127 win at Northwestern on Oct. 26.
The Hoosiers were victorious in 14 events, led by three individual wins each from Ben Hesen and Todd Patrick.
Hesen won the 100-yard backstroke (49.13), 200-yard back (1:49.95) and the 100-yard butterfly (47.89). He was also a member of the winning 400-yard medley relay.
Hesen's time in the fly is an NCAA "B" mark. He also recorded a "B" mark in the 100 back on the leadoff leg of the medley relay (48.68).
Patrick took first in the 200-yard butterfly (1:49.06), 100-yard freestyle (45.05) and 200-yard individual medley (1:50.28). He also swam the third leg of the winning 400-yard medley relay.
John Kevin Koehler was victorious in the 1000-yard freestyle (9:16.23), 500-yard freestyle (4:29.27).
Hesen is 2-0 in the 200-yard backstroke this season, while Patrick is a perfect 2-0 in the 200 IM and 100 free.
Koehler is undefeated in the 500 free and 1000 free, and Matt Lenton is 2-0 in the 50-yard freestyle.
Freshman Landon Marzullo was a double winner in the diving events at Northwestern, placing first in the 1-meter (328.20) and 3-meter (296.48) for his first career wins.
COACH LOOZE ON THE PERFORMANCE AT NORTHWESTERN
"Every time Northwestern and IU swim, it's always a good meet and this year was no exception. The Northwestern men have had one of the best teams in the NCAA the last several years, and it was another good meet between the two teams. The women's meet was also very close throughout, so we're just humbled to be able to come in here and come out with a win."
"I thought that the team did a better job then where we previously were, so we're just trying to come together as a team, improve our depth and get more people involved in scoring. We won some real close races, which is really critical, so I guess that's what I'm most happy about."
"We're pretty strong in the strokes right now, but we can be better in the freestyles too, so we'll look to put some more emphasis on that. "
COACH LOOZE ON TEXAS/MICHIGAN
"These are two top-10 teams from last year. Texas is always competing for a national title, and Michigan is our fiercest rival. We are excited to have these two teams come to Bloomington. It gives us a chance to race against not only some of the top swimmers in the NCAA, but also some of the best in the world."
This will be the first dual meet of the season for No. 1 Texas.
The Longhorns won 14 of 16 swimming events and both diving events at the annual Big XII relays.
Seniors Daniel Rohleder and Caleb McDermott and sophomores Ricky Berens and Hill Taylor led the Longhorns by swimming on six victorious relays apiece.
Texas was fifth at last year's NCAA Championships.
The head coach for Texas is Eddie Reese. He is assisted by Kris Kubik and Matt Scoggin.
Last year Texas defeated Indiana in Austin, 210-149.
No. 5 Michigan defeated No. 8 Florida, 326-272 in a long-course meter event in Gainesville on Oct. 20.
The Wolverines were victorious in 13 of 19 events.
Senior Alex Vanderkaay is the reigning NCAA Champion in the 400 individual medley.
The Wolverines were seventh at last year's NCAA meet and finished second at the 2007 Big Ten Championships.
The head coach of the Michigan Wolverines is Bob Bowman. He is assisted by Christopher Fernando Canales, diving coach Christopher Bergere and volunteer coach Michael Phelps.
Last year Michigan and Indiana swam to a 150-150 tie in Ann Arbor.
HOOSIERS SWEEP BIG TEN SWIMMING AND DIVING AWARDS
Coming off a dual meet victory at No. 18 Northwestern, swimmer Todd Patrick and diver Landon Marzullo were named the Big Ten Swimmer of the Week and Big Ten Diver of the Week, respectively, the league office announced Oct. 30.
Patrick recorded three individual first-place finishes and took part in the winning 400-yard medley relay squad as eighth-ranked Hoosiers triumphed over the Wildcats, 167-127. The Missouri native began the meet placing first in the 200 butterfly in a time of 1:49.06. His next individual win came in the 100 freestyle, clocking in at 45.05. Finally, Patrick won the 200 individual medley with a mark of 1:50.28. The Hoosier senior swam the third leg of IU's first-place 400 medley relay team coming in at 3:18.02. Patrick takes home his third career weekly honor.
Marzullo provided valuable points in the dual meet victory. The freshman swept both diving events, earning his first and second career victories. Off the one-meter, he posted a score of 328.20, distancing himself from the second-place competitor by more than 10 points. On the three-meter board, Marzullo racked up 296.48 points for the victory. The Ohio native garners his first weekly Big Ten honor.
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 Tennessee (Jan. 19), and No. 14 Purdue (Feb. 9).
LAST TIME OUT
Indiana won 14 events en route to a 167-127 win at Northwestern on Oct. 26 and improved to 2-0 on the young season.
It was a 1-2-3 sweep for IU in the 1,000-yard free, led by John Kevin Koehler's first-place showing (9:16.23). He was followed by Steffan Troxel (9:32.69) and Steve Murry (9:33.02). Indiana also took three of the top four spots in the 100-yard backstroke as Ben Hesen tallied nine points with a time of 49.13. Freshman Doug Spraul was third (51.86) and A.J. Miller fourth (52.34).
Hesen picked up his second win of the evening in the 200-yard backstroke (1:49.95), making it a clean sweep in the backstroke events. Not done yet, Hesen posted an NCAA "B" time of 47.89 to take first in the 100-yard butterfly. Koehler was also a multiple-event winner with a first-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle (4:29.27).
Pat Penoyar claimed the 100-meter breaststroke title (56.91), and teammate Ronald Hehn picked up another four points with a second-place showing (57.61). Penoyar added another victory in the 200 breast (2:05.42). In the 50-yard freestyle, junior Matt Lenton blasted to the wall in a time of 20.52 to claim the top spot.
Todd Patrick won the 200-yard medley, touching the wall in 1:49.06. He added two more first-place finishes in the 100-yard freestyle (45.05) and 200-yard individual medley (1:50.28).
The 400-yard medley relay team of Hesen, Penoyar, Patrick and Lenton touched the wall in a tie of 3:18.02 to take first. The Hoosiers were second in the 400-yard freestyle relay as Titus Knight, Lenton, Koehler and Cody Weik finished in 3:05.60.
Indiana also got strong performances from its divers, with freshman Landon Marzullo picking up the sweep in the 1-meter (328.20) and 3-meter (296.48) events. Fellow freshman Kris Hill was third in the 1-meter (298.65).
Freshman Titus Knight was the fastest Hoosier in the 200-yard freestyle, coming in second with a time of 1:40.60. Alec Haley was able to add another three points to IU's total with a third-place showing in the 200-yard butterfly (1:53.42).
Freshman diver Landon Marzullo got his career off to a solid start by sweeping the diving events in a dual meet at Northwestern on Oct. 26, helping to lead Indiana to victory.
Marzullo came out with a win the 3-meter event, taking first with 296.48 points. That was more than 10 points better than second-place finisher Ryan McIntosh of Northwestern.
He then added another nine points to the Hoosiers' total with 328.20 points in the 1-meter springboard, again topping NU's McIntosh.