Hoosiers Wrap Up Competition at Short Course Nationals
Dec. 7, 2008
Sophomore Amanda Smith and freshman Nikki White finished second and fifth, respectively, in the 1,650-yard freestyle to highlight the final day of the ConocoPhillips Short Course Nationals in Atlanta, Ga.
Smith posted a career-best time of 16:11.33 for the runner-up finish, while White came home in 16:16.55. Both Smith and White also swam the 200 butterfly, with Smith sixth (1:58.16) in the championship final and White eighth in the consolation final (2:02.85).
Joining White in the championship final of the 200 fly was Brittany Barwegen, who finished eighth (1:58.55). Donna Smailis competed in the prelims on the 100-yard freestyle, where she recorded a time of 50.33.
In the men's competition, freshman Eric Ress placed seventh in the 200-yard backstroke with a season best and NCAA B cut of 1:45.13. Cody Weik advanced to the consolation final of the 200-yard butterfly where he matched his season best with a 1:47.34. Titus Knight wrapped up his competition with a time of 44.80 in the prelims of the 100-yard freestyle.
The divers continued day two of the Ohio State Invitational and were paced by a second-place finish from Landon Marzullo in the men's three-meter competition. After placing seventh in the prelims, Marzullo moved up to the second spot with a score of 425.35. Linus Altman-Kurosaki was 11th (312.15), followed by Jonathan (17th- 257.85) and Robert (18th- 247.25) Dohring.
In the women's one-meter competition, senior Christina Loukas set a new pool record in the prelims with a score of 375.70 but finished the competition third, scoring 310.10 points in the final round. Brittney Feldman was sixth (276.10) and Gabby Agostino 16th (237.60).
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