HOOSIERS TOP KENTUCKY
Saturday, November 6, 1999 HOOSIERS TOP KENTUCKY
Bloomington, Ind.--The Indiana Men's Swimming and Diving team started their regular season by beating the University of Kentucky 133-110.
The Hoosiers started strong by taking first and second in the opening event, the 400 Medley Relay. Joe Trent was a double winner for IU. Trent took first in the 1000 free (9:26.74), and in the 200 IM (1:55.09). He also took second in the 500 free (4:37.84).
"Joe Trent had a tough double in the beginning [of the meet]," head coach Kris Kirchner remarked. "He really surprised UK. Joe could have won the double."
Other top performers for the Hoosiers were Ken Ackermann, the 200 back winner (1:53.91), and David Schulze, the 200 breaststroke winner (2:07.02). Kirchner was pleased with his team's first outing, but noted that they still have work to do.
On the diving front, Ryan Kosanic was a double winner taking the top spots in both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard events. Kosanic tallied a 351.67 in 1-meter, and a 367.65 in the 3-meter event.
"Ryan had a personal record today," head diving coach Dr. Jeff Huber noted. "He's not too far off from our dual meet record. He's been training well and can improve."
The Hoosiers won seven of 13 events, including a 1-2 punch in the 200 IM, the 200 back, and the 1-meter diving.
Indiana is back in action next weekend, November 12-13. On Friday, IU
hosts Iowa (6 p.m. start), and on Saturday they team with the women to host
a coed dual against Cincinnati (2 p.m. start).
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