Hoosiers Sit in Ninth after Day One of Texas Invite
Prelim Results (HTML) Prelim Results (PDF) Finals Results (HTML) Finals Results (PDF) Austin, Texas- The Indiana men's swimming team that traveled to the Texas Invitational faced off against some of the best teams in the nation and sit in ninth place after day one of the Invite. The Hoosiers have 49 points. No. 5 California leads with 266.50 followed by No. 3 Texas with 224. No. 13 Wisconsin is third with 212 points, followed by No. 6 USC (200), No. 11 Arizona State (180.5), No. 24 Hawaii (88), No. 22 Harvard (72) and No. 15 Arizona (62).
Indiana's 200 freestyle relay that went 1:22.34 during the morning session, finished seventh in the finals with a time of 1:21.87. The time was a season best for the team of juniors Claes Andersson, Dale Ramsey and Mike Payne, and sophomore Nicolas Burgess.
Andersson was the top Hoosiers finisher in the 50 free. He went 20.88 placing 15th in the B Final. During his prelim swim, Andersson went 20.75. Ramsy won the C Final of the 50 free and placed 17th overall with a season best time of 20.72. Payne and Burgess each went season bests 21.02 and 21.16, respectively, during their preliminary swims. Both qualified for the consolations during the evening session. Payne placed 10th in the consolations with a time of 21.17, while Burgess was 12th at 21.22. Sophomore David Winck placed 49th in the 50 free with a prelim swim of 21.61.
Sophomore Richard Bryant was the lone Hoosiers individual to qualify for an A Final on the day. The Somerset, England native qualified seventh in the 500 free with a season best time of 4:27.95. The time was just 44 hundredths of a second away from an NCAA B cut time. Bryant placed eighth in the finals with a time of 4:29.92.
Sophomore Murph Halasz went a season best 49.79 during his preliminary swim in the 100 butterfly to earn a spot in the C Final. Halasz placed 22nd in the event with a time of 50.53 during his finals race. Junior Matt Leach placed 54th in the event with a season best time of 51.99.
Senior David Schulze placed 22nd overall in the 200 IM with a season best time of 1:52.48. Sophomore David Winck went a season best 1:53.50 during his preliminary swim and placed 28th. He swam in the consolations placing fifth with a time of 1:54.12 during the night session. Freshman Mike Jones placed 34th with a prelim swim of 1:54.49 in the 200 IM. Halasz went 1:56.76 in placing 44th in the event, while junior Rob Dabrowski went 1:59.23 for 60th.
The Hoosiers capped off the meet placing 11th and 20th in the 400 medley relay. Indiana's 'A' team of Leach, Schulze, Halasz and Andersson was 11th with a season best time of 3:20.88. Indiana 'B' comprised of Jones, Dabrowski, Winck and Ramsy was 20th at 3:29.10.
The Texas Invitational will continue tomorrow with prelims at 10:00 a.m. and finals at 6:00 p.m. The events schedule for tomorrow includes the 400 individual medley, the 200 free, the 100 breaststroke, the 100 backstroke, the 200 medley relay and the 800 free relay.