Hooisers Capture Invitational Title
November 24, 2002
Bloomington, Ind.- The Indiana men's swimming and diving team finished off its wire-to-wire lead at the Indiana Invitational. The Hoosiers won the event with 1, 149 points followed by Cincinnati's 968. Clemson placed third with 736 points, Evansville (340.5) was fourth, and Miami (93.5) was fifth. Clemson left the Invitational early and did not compete in Sunday's finals.
"The effort was great," Indiana head swimming coach Ray Looze, Jr. said. "The times could have been better, but the attitude was great. We had some bad health and in a three-day meet like this that isn't a good thing. We sort of had to grind out a win. Clemson left after the morning prelims, so that kind of took the fun out of tonight. It was developing as a good team battle between the men and women, but it evaporated.
Sophomore Richard Bryant started out the Hoosiers on the right foot with a second place finish 1650 free. Bryant went 15:53.72 and trailed only Cincinnati's Scott Davidson. Sophomores Temujin Gold, David Doerr and Brian Ellsworth placed fifth, sixth and seventh in the event. Doerr went a career best time of 16:52.08 in his sixth place finish.
Junior Marc Carlton won his second diving event of the Invite by winning the platform competition with a score of 471.40. Freshman Brian Mariano placed fifth with a score of 410.90 followed by junior Alex Burns and sophomore Ryan Fagan in sixth and seventh place. Burns score of 362.95 was a career best as was Fagan's mark of 329.05.
Freshman Mike Jones turned in a strong performance for the Hoosiers in the 200 back. Jones went a season best 1:52.45 in placing second in the event. Sophomore Niles Madison placed fourth with a time of 1:55.17, while fellow classmate Val Milkov went 1:58.43 in his sixth place finish.
Indiana's sprinters had another solid day as the Hoosiers went 3-4-5-6-7 in the 100 free. Junior Claes Andersson led the Hoosier charge with a third place performance in a time of 46.77. Mike Payne was fourth at 47.45, while sophomore David Winck (47.68), junior Dale Ramsy (47.89) and sophomore Nicolas Burgess (48.54) finished fifth, sixth and seventh respectively.
Junior Adam Goff was the top Hoosier finisher in the consolation heat of the 100 free. He went 48.03 in finishing second in the heat and 10th overall. Freshman Blake Wallace came in at 48.95 in finishing 13th.
Senior David Schulze made it a clean sweep of the breaststroke events by winning the 200 breast with a time of 2:04.30. Junior Rob Dabrowski came in second with a career best time of 2:06.92. Madison made it s clean sweep of the top three spots for the Hoosiers with a time of 2:10.68. Freshman Hank Baldwin finished fifth for Indiana with a time of 2:12.87. Freshman James Shanel won the consolation event to place 9th overall for the Hoosiers.
The Hoosiers capped the meet by placing second and fourth in the 400 free relay. Andersson, Schulze, Payne and Ramsy represented the Hoosiers' on the A relay and placed second with a time of 3:06.52. Indiana's B team of sophomore David Winck, Nicolas Burgess, Goff and Milkov were fourth with a time of 3:11.37.
Indiana will return to action Dec. 5-7 when they travel to the Texas and Miami Invitationals. The Hoosiers top 11 guys will travel to the Texas Invite, while the rest of the team will go to Miami.
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