Men's Swimming

    Hoosiers Return to Action with Hoosierland Invite

    Go Hoosiers! This weekend's meet will follow a Big Ten/NCAA Championship format.
    Go Hoosiers!
    This weekend's meet will follow a Big Ten/NCAA Championship format.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Nov. 20, 2008

    Hoosierland Invite- Meet Notes Get Acrobat Reader

    NO. 14 INDIANA- HOOSIERLAND INVITE

    Nov. 21-23
    Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center
    Bloomington, Ind.

    Participating Teams:
    Swimming: Cincinnati, Truman State, Louisville, Pittsburgh
    Diving: Cincinnati, Wright State, Pittsburgh, Louisville, IUPUI

    SETTING THE SCENE
    • After a three-week layoff the Hoosiers are back in the pool as they play host to the annual Hoosierland Invite, Nov. 21-23 at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center.
    • Indiana is coming off a pair of losses to No. 1 Texas and No. 3 Michigan in Ann Arbor, Oct. 31-Nov. 1.
    • The Invite marks the final competition of 2008 for the Hoosiers.

    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    Friday, Nov. 21
    9 a.m.- Swimming competition begins
    500 Free
    200 IM
    50 Free

    10 a.m.- Diving competition begins
    Women's 3M/Men's 1M (will run simultaneously)

    6 p.m.- Finals competition begins
    (all relays will be swum in finals only)
    200 Free Relay
    400 Medley Relay

    Saturday, Nov. 22
    9 a.m.- Swimming competition begins
    400 IM
    100 Fly
    200 Free
    100 Breast
    100 Back

    10 a.m.- Diving competition begins
    Women's 1M/Men's 3M (will run simultaneously)

    6 p.m.- Finals competition begins
    (all relays will be swum in finals only)
    200 Medley Relay
    800 Free Relay

    Sunday, Nov. 23
    9 a.m.- Swimming competition begins
    200 Back
    100 Free
    200 Breast
    200 Fly
    1,650 Free*

    10 a.m.- Diving competition begins
    Women's/Men's Platform (will run combined)

    Finals competition begins immediately after warm-up. Warm-up will take place immediately following the last 1,650 free afernoon heat.
    (all relays will be swum in finals only)
    400 Free Relay

    * 1,650 heats will be swum fastest to slowest, alternating heats of women and men after the morning preliminaries. The fastest heat of women and men will be swum in f­inals.

    NEWS AND NOTES
    • Indiana is now 2-2 in dual meets after falling to No. 1 Texas (209-153) and No. 3 Michigan (227-151) on Oct. 31-Nov. 1 in Ann Arbor.
    Matt Lenton and Bryan Chovanec tied for third in the 50 free with identical times of 20.22.
    Titus Knight was fifth in the 500 free with a career-best time of 4:23.80.
    • Indiana had three top-10 finishers in the 1,650-yard freestyle in Steffan Troxel (eighth), Bart Ginocchio (ninth) and Ryan Hinshaw (10th).
    Aaron Opell was fourth in the 100 breast with a season-best time of 56.92. He also took second in the 200 breast with a season mark of 2:02.81.
    Cody Weik was second in the 200 butterfly with a career best of 1:47.34, while Tyler Shedron was seventh (1:51.71).
    • Weik also took fifth in the 200 IM (1:50.79) and third in the 400 IM (3:55.23).
    Landon Marzullo was third on the one-meter, second on the three-meter and second on the platform.
    • In a 158-129 dual meet win over Northwestern on Oct. 24, Aaron Opell led the way with wins in the 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke, 400 individual medley and 400 medley relay.
    • Senior Matt Lenton was also a multiple winner with victories in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly. He also swam the anchor leg of the victorious 400-yard freestyle relay.
    • The Hoosiers are relying heavily on a talented but young group of newcomers. Freshman Eric Ress has been solid for the Hoosiers in the middle distance freestyles, as well as the 200 backstroke.
    • Ress has been victorious in the 200 back in two of three meets this season and has finished in the top 3 in the 500 free twice this year.
    • Sophomore Titus Knight is working alongside Ress in the middle distance free events, while sophomore Cody Weik is making his presence known in the fly events.
    • A very young Indiana squad opened its season on a strong note with a dominating 189-108 win over Kentucky on Oct. 18.
    • The Hoosiers took first in all but three events, led by a record-setting performance from sophomore diver Landon Marzullo.
    • Marzullo took first in the one-meter, then came back to set a pool record with a score of 421.30 in the three-meter.
    • After a one-year layoff, Bryan Chovanec returned to swim a personal-best time of 20.11 in the 50 free, and sophomore Ante Zoricic set a personal mark with a time of 44.72 in the 100 free.


     

     


       

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