HOOSIERS LEAD INVITATIONAL AFTER
FIRST DAY OF SWIMMING
="invite1"> November 21, 1997
HOOSIERS LEAD INVITATIONAL AFTER FIRST DAY OF SWIMMING
The Indiana University men's swimming and diving leads the Indiana Invitational after the first day by 108 points over second-place South Carolina. The Hoosier tallied 342 points with victories in the 500 free and one-meter springboard competitions. South Carolina finished second with 234, Cincinnati third with 218, Ohio State fourth with 198, Kentucky fifth with 29, and Pittsburgh sixth with 12 team points. Kentucky and Pittsburgh only had their divers competing in the Invitational.
Chris Gage lead the charge in the 500 freestyle by winning it with a time of 4:30.16. Rob Chelle finished third, and Ben Hunter was seventh. The diving team continued its dominance on the springboard by placing three divers in the top five positions. Junior Mike Collier and sophomore Tom Davidson finished first and second. Collier won with a score of 570.50, Davidson had 527.65, and Ryan Kosanic placed fifth with 418.80.
The meet started well for the Hoosiers in the 200 free relay, Indiana was able to place third and fourth to rack up 62 points. After that, Indiana was able to score many points in the 500 free (58 points), 200 IM (43 points), and 50 free (61 points). In the 200 IM, Kyle Goodrich finished second at 1:51.18 and Rob Iglinski was fifth place.
Indiana looks to stay ahead tomorrow with preliminaries starting at 10:00am and finals at 6:00pm. Sunday's action will start at 9:00am with preliminaries and finals are scheduled for a 3:00pm start.
Team Standings (Day 1)
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