Nov. 14, 2007
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NO. 7 INDIANA at HOOSIERLAND OPEN
Nov. 15-17, 2007
Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatics Center
Teams: No. 7 Indiana, Cincinnati, No. 7 California, Kenyon, Kentucky (Diving), No. 22 Penn State
SETTING THE SCENE
After a week off the Hoosiers are back in the pool to play host to the Hoosierland Open.
The non-scored meet will feature IU, Cincinnati, California, Kenyon and Penn State on the men's side. Kentucky will participate in diving only.
NEWS AND NOTES
Indiana is looking to bounce back after a pair of losses to No. 1 Texas and No. 5 Michigan in a double dual meet on Nov. 2.
IU opened with a win in the 200-yard individual medley.
Senior Ben Hesen continued his unbeaten streak in the 100 back with an NCAA "B" time of 47.75. He was also a winner in the 200 back (1:44.73).
Todd Patrick picked up a victory in the 100 free with a time of 44.67.
In diving, Landon Marzullo was second in the three meter (356.45), followed by Kris Hill in third (342.90) and Will Bohonyi in sixth (269.85).
On November 3, the teams swam a unique double distance meet which was not scored.
Hesen recorded the first of his four victories on the afternoon in the 300-yard backstroke (2:47.45). Hesen also hit the wall first in the 150-yard back (1:16.27), 100-yard back (48.51) and 50-yard back (21.98).
Patrick was a double winner for IU, taking the 300-yard individual medley with a time of 2:51.49 and also picking up a win in the 100-yard IM (50.87).
Indiana moved up one spot to a tie for No. 7 in the Nov. 7 CSCAA Top 25. They share the No. 7 spot with California.
COACH LOOZE ON THE PERFORMANCE AGAINST TEXAS AND MICHIGAN
"We were able to win a fair share of events against two outstanding teams. That is a big step forward. If you can win against this competition, then you know you can score points at the NCAA meet.
"There is still room for improvement and we need to now focus on developing our depth. We gave out a red `game cap' after this meet and if you see an entire team of red caps out there at the end of the year, then you know you are looking at a championship team."
COACH LOOZE ON THE HOOSIERLAND OPEN
"This is the same format as the Big Ten Championships and we are bringing in some big teams to open some eyes. The competition for spots on the Big Ten Championship team starts now. If you are going to represent Indiana at the Big Tens, you need to start showing it."
"In a competition like this you have to be good from session to session. There will be periods of letdowns over the course of three days and we hope to be good at points where you typically find those lulls."
"With no team scoring, the focus is on individuals trying to win races. We need to win the close races that we haven't been."
PREVIEWING THE HOOSIERLAND OPEN
The Hoosier swimmers will face Cincinnati, No. 7 California, Kenyon and No. 22 Penn State, while Kentucky will send only its divers.
The Golden Bears are 2-0 in dual meets this season with wins over Washington and Pacific.
Last year California defeated IU, 202-157 in a dual meet in Austin, Texas.
They are under the direction of first-year coach David Durden.
Cincinnati is coming off a dual meet loss to Washington (Nov. 10) and are 0-3 with losses to Pittsburgh and West Virginia.
Head coach Monty Hopkins is in his 20th season at UC.
Kenyon is a Division III powerhouse, having won 28 consecutive national titles.
They are 1-2 on the season with a win over Ohio Northern and losses to Dennison and Ohio State.
Head coach Jim Steen is in his 32nd year at Kenyon.
No. 22 Penn State is 2-1 win wins over West Virginia and Michigan State. Its lone loss on the season came at the hands of Virginia.
Head coach Bill Dorenkott is in his 12th season at Penn State.
Kentucky's divers had an impressive outing against Florida as freshman Stephen Andrews swept both events. Andrews finished 1-2 with junior Justin Smith on the 3-meter board. In the 1-meter, Andrews rolled to victory outscoring the competition by almost 100 points with a winning total of 343.73.
The UK divers are coached by Michael Lyden.