Men's Swimming

    Hoosiers Have Strong Showing at Grand Prix Italy

    Go Hoosiers! Ben Hesen has posted three top-eight finishes in two days at the Grand Prix Italy.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Ben Hesen has posted three top-eight finishes in two days at the Grand Prix Italy.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Nov. 23, 2007

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - - Indiana University senior swimmers Ben Hesen and Todd Patrick have had a solid start to their stay at the three-day Grand Prix Italy in Viareggio, Genova and Travagliato, Italy.

    In the event opener Nov. 22 in Viareggio, Hesen placed first in his heat in the 50-meter backstroke with a time of 25.29 and went on to finish third in the finals, touching the wall in 24.77. Competing the 100-meter back, Hesen was third in his heat at 54.55 and qualified for the finals where he finished seventh (54.56).

    Also representing IU, Patrick swam the 100-meter freestyle where his time of 52.06 in the prelims was 40th overall. Patrick also competed in the 200-meter individual medley where he took first in his heat (2:02.64) and third in the finals (2:01.38).

    Day two of the meet took place Friday in Genova. Patrick opened with the 50-meter freestyle and was 12th overall with a time of 23.24. Competing in the 200-meter backstroke preliminaries, Hesen clocked a time of 2:04.48, good for ninth.

    Hesen was fifth overall in the prelims of the 50-meter butterfly and took third in the finals with a time of 24.27. Patrick was the top qualifier in the 100-meter individual medley with a time of 56.37 and went on to finish third in the final (55.28).

    The meet concludes on Sunday, Nov. 25 in Travagliato.

     

     


       

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