Diving Leads the way for IU at Miami
December 6, 2002
Oxford, Ohio- The Indiana men's swimming and diving team that traveled to the Miami Invitational remained in seventh place after day two. The Hoosiers got a strong showing from diving as IU divers went 2-3-4-5-6.
The Hoosiers sit in seventh with 348 points. Kenyon College leads the way with 1,239 points followed by Western Kentucky in second with 895 points.
The Hoosiers best event of the day was one-meter diving as IU went 2-3-4-5-6-9 in the finals. Junior Marc Carlton led the way placing second with a score of 328.15. Carlton's score of 358.05 in prelims was a career best. Freshman Brian Mariano was third at 283.10. Freshman Ryan Fagan was fourth (281.28), junior Alex Burns was fifth (281.05), senior Adam Hazes was sixth (274.35) and sophomore Brian Metzler was ninth (239.25). Hazes score in the finals was a season best, while Metzler's prelim score of 255.65 was also a season best.
Indiana started the day with an 11th place finish in the 200 free relay. Sophomore Jonathon Burgess, junior Adam Goff, freshman Blake Wallace and sophomore Niles Madison made up the team that went 1:26.89.
Sophomore Jonathon Burgess was the lone Hoosiers in the 200 fly and placed 27th with a time of 1:59.52. Burgess went a season best 1:58.76 in qualifying for the C Final with a 25th place finish during prelims.
Freshman Hank Baldwin was the top Hoosier finisher in the 200 free. Baldwin placed 33rd in prelims with a time of 1:46.42. Junior Adam Goff was 43rd in prelims, while sophomores Brian Ellsworth and David Doerr were 48th and 49th, respectively. Doerr's time of 1:48.44 and Baldwin's performance were both season bests.
Baldwin was the only Hoosiers to make it to the B Final after he placed 14th during prelims with a time of 59.97 in the 100 breaststroke. He went on to place 14th overall with a season best time of 59.59. Sophomore Niles Madison won the C Final for the Hoosiers with a time of 1:00.02. He placed 28th during prelims with a time of 1:02.60, but was bumped up to the C Final after one guy scratched. Like Baldwin, the time for Madison was a season best.
Madison got the short end of the stick as he placed 28th in prelims of the 100 backstroke just out of the C Final. His time of 54.69 was just 14 hundredths of a second short of the C Finals last participant.
Baldwin placed 24th in the 400 IM to place in his second individual event of the night. The Oak Park, Ill. native's time of 4:13.23 was a season best. Sophomore Temujin Gold was 37th in prelims with a time of 4:27.85.
Goff was IU's top 50 free finishers has he placed 33rd in prelims with a season best time of 21.83. Burgess was 37th, freshman Blake Wallace was 44th and sophomore Brian Ellsworth was 71st, all in prelims. Burgess went 21.89, while Wallaced went 22.03. Ellsworth's time of 22.90 was a season best.
The Hoosier capped the day by placing 14th in the 400 medley relay. Madison, Baldwin, Burgess and Goff went 3:33.52 for the Hoosiers.
The Miami Invitational will enter its final day tomorrow with prelims at 9:00 a.m. and finals at 6:00 p.m. The list of events to be competed on Saturday include the 200 medley relay, the 200 backstroke, the 500 free, the 100 butterfly, the 200 breast, the 100 free, the 200 individual medley, three-meter diving, one-meter diving and the 400 free relay.
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