Hoosiers Continue Four Meet Road Trip
November 5, 2003
Bloomington, Ind. - The Indiana men's swimming and diving team will once again hit the road to battle a pair of tough foes. The Hoosiers will travel to Madison, Wis. to battle No. 10 Wisconsin on Friday, Nov. 7. IU will then travel to No. 22 Northwestern to take on the Wildcats on Saturday, Nov. 8. The meets will be the first for the Hoosiers in conference.
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No. 10 Wisconsin enters the meet at 1-1 on the season and 1-0 in Big Ten Conference meets. The Badgers knocked off Iowa, 172-116, before falling at No. 14 Arizona, 175-121.
Wisconsin set two new pool records in the 400 medley relay and 200 free relay against the Hawkeyes. The 400-yard medley relay team of Adam Mania, Kevin Zakrewski, Matt Marshall and Dale Rogers opened the meet with a record performance of 3:20.87. Marshall, Mania and Rodgers teamed with Eric Weisner to break the pool record in the 200 yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:21.76.
Weisner won the 100 (46.18), the 100 (1:40.34) and the 500 (4:40.84) freestyles against the Hawkeyes, as well. Marshall added victories in the 50 freestyle (20.68) and the 100 butterfly (49.14).
Mania won the 100 backstroke by nearly two seconds in time of 49.46 against Arizona.
The Badgers started off the season by winning all 11 events at the Wisconsin Invitational. During the Invite, the Badgers set two pool record. Adam Mania set the 100 backstroke mark with a split time of 48.96 on the opening leg of the 400 medley relay.
Mania was also part of the 400 free relay that set the pool record with a time of 3:00.27. Mania teamed with Marshall, Eric Wiesner and Rogers to set the mark.
Marshall also picked up individual victories in the 50 free (20.91) and the 200 fly (1:49.64). Tim Liebhold was also double-winner, claiming first in the 1000 free (9:39.33) and the 200 back (1:53.20).
The Wildcats enter Saturday's matchup with a 1-1 mark in dual meets, including a 0-1 record in the Big Ten. Northwestern opened the year with a 150-79 victory over Wisconsin-Milwaukee before falling at No. 8 Minnesota, 203-95.
At Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the No. 22 Wildcats won 12 of 13 events to claim the victory.
Brian Davis, Tony Swanson, Mark Hamming and Mike Oxman were all double individual winners against UW-Milwaukee. Davis won the 500 (4:43.08) and the 1000 freestyles (9:35.57). Swanson took top honors in the 200 freestyle (1:45.37) and the 200 backstroke (1:56.39), while Mark Hamming won the 200 IM (1:52.66) and the 200 butterfly (1:50.18). Mike Oxman won both diving events for NU against UWM with scores of 248.62 in the one-meter and 223.42 in the three-meter event.
In Northwestern's first home action of the season, the Wildcats won the Northwestern Relays. NU won all 11 men's events, claiming 220 points. Wisconsin-Green Bay was second, 45 points behind Northwestern.
Matt Grevers broke the pool record in the 100 backstroke (49.08) in his first college home meet. His time came during the leadoff leg of the 400 medley relay.
Northwestern Last Season
The Hoosiers defeated Northwestern last season in the final event, 158-140. Indiana's 200 free relay of Claes Andersson, Dale Ramsy, Mike Payne and Nicolas Burgess secured the Indiana victory by claiming first in the event.
The quartet went 1-2-3-4 in the 50 freestyle to lead the Hoosiers, as well. Andersson was first at 20.76 followed by Ramsy (21.22), Payne (21.27) and Burgess (21.36).
David Schulze carried the Hoosiers, securing two individual victories, and contributed to the 200-medley relay victory. Schulze was victorious by .01 seconds in the 100 Breaststroke event, to gain his first individual victory of the afternoon. His second came in the 200 Breaststroke event as he swam in a time of 2:03.87.
Marc Carlton seized both the one and three meter diving events for IU. Carlton finished with 327.30 points in the one-meter and 300.08 in the three-meter.
Hoosiers in the National Quick 25
400-yard Individual Medley
400-yard Freestyle Relay
200-yard Medley Relay
400-yard Medley Relay
Recapping Kentucky and Tennessee
The Hoosiers fell at Kentucky, 119-112. Indiana went 1-2 in the opening 400 medley relay before the Wildcats won eight of the next 12 events to claim the team victory.
Indiana started out of the gates quickly as they claimed the top two spots in the 400-yard medley relay. The team of senior Matt Leach, sophomore Kevin Swander, junior Murph Halasz and senior Mike Payne was first with a time of 3:24.45. IU's `B' relay of sophomore Mike Jones, sophomore Hank Baldwin, freshman Scott Tanner and freshman Lee Houchin was second at 3:27.39.
The Hoosiers tried to get back into contention late with 1-2 finishes in the 500 freesyle and 200 breaststroke events. Freshman Colin Russell continued his solid season by taking first in the 500-yard freestyle (4:35.82) followed by junior Richard Bryant in second at 4:36.26.
IU would fall just short of a victory after claiming the top spot in the 400-yard freestyle relay to close the meet. The Hoosier `A' relay of Payne, senior Claes Andersson, junior David Winck and Russell won with a time of 3:04.86.
Junior Ryan Fagan took second in both the one-meter and three-meter springboard events. The Pittsburgh, Pa., native scored 289.80 on the three-meter and a career-best 297.97 on the one-meter.
Despite taking second in the 200 butterfly, Halasz had an impressive early season time of 1:48.45.
IU dropped its second straight meet to No. 12 Tennessee, 141-93, as the Vols won nine of 13 events.
Fagan continued his solid season with a victory in the one-meter springboard. The Pittsburgh, Pa., native scored 276.75.
Swander won the 200-yard breaststroke for the second straight meet with a season-best time of 2:06.04.
Halasz was the other Hoosier individual winner, as he won the 200-yard butterfly by nearly two seconds in a time of 1:49.96.
The Hoosiers 400-yard freestyle relay has claimed the top spot in each of the three meets. IU's season-best time in the event came from seniors Claes Andersson and Mike Payne teamed with junior David Winck and freshman Colin Russell. The quartet went 3:04.86 against the Tennessee Volunteers. The time is the 13th-fastest in the country to date.
Sophomore Kevin Swander has claimed the top spot in the 200 breaststroke in each of the last two meets. The Greenwood, Ind., native has a season-best time of 2:06.04 against the Volunteers.
Strength of Schedule
The Hoosiers' dual meet schedule will be challenging in 2003-04. Of Indiana's 12 dual meet opponents, six are ranked in the top 25 and one is receiving votes.
No. 7 Michigan, No. 8 Minnesota, No. 10 Wisconsin, No. 12 Tennessee, No. 15 Texas A&M and No. 22 Northwestern are all Hoosier opponents ranked in the top 25. Purdue is the lone Hoosier opponent that is in the receiving votes category.
Meet of Firsts
The Hoosiers had a meet filled with first collegiate victories against Evansville. IU won 14 of 16 events in the meet in claiming a 164-116.
Freshman Colin Russell won three events in his first collegiate meet. Russell won the 50-yard and 1000-yard freestyles as well as the 100-yard breaststroke. For his efforts, Russell was named the Big Ten Swimmer of the Week to open the season. Fellow classmate Scott Tanner claimed the top time in the 100-yard butterfly.
Junior Ryan Fagan won both the one-meter and three-meter events to pick up his first collegiate victories. Fagan won both events by over 150 points and was named Big Ten Diver of the Week for his performance.
Junior Niles Madison picked up his first collegiate win against the Purple Aces. Madison won the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:08.12.
Big Ten Swimmer of the Week
Freshman Colin Russell was named the Big Ten Swimmer of the Week for his performance against Evansville. In his first collegiate meet, Russell captured three events to lead the Hoosiers to a 164-116 victory over Evansville. He won the 50 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 1,000 freestyle. Russell's time of 9:32.73 in the 1,000-yard freestyle was the 10th-fastest time in school history.
Big Ten Diver of the Week
Junior Ryan Fagan was selected as Diver of the Week after winning both the one-meter (281.77) and three-meter (268.27) competitions in a dual meet with Evansville. Fagan easily won both of his events by over 150 points with scores of 281.77 on the one-meter and 268.27 on the three-meter. The victories were the first of his collegiate career.
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