Vrooman's Top-5 Finish Highlights Day 1 at NCAA Championships
March 21, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS - A top-five finish in the 500 freestyle for junior Lindsay Vrooman highlighted day one of competition for Indiana at the 2013 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at the IU Natatorium and IUPUI Sports Complex in Indianapolis.
The Hoosiers are currently in 13th place with 26 points.
Vrooman became the Hoosiers' first All-American on the weekend, placing fifth in the 500 freestyle with at time of 4:36.41. That is the second-fastest time in school history, just behind her mark of 4:35.41 set at the Big Ten Championships last month. Vrooman went 4:36.97 in prelims, which is the fourth-fastest time in IU history.
Freshman Taylor O'Brien placed second in heat four with a time of 4:43.38. That was good for 23rd overall.
In the 200 individual medley, sophomore Dorina Szekeres was the Hoosiers' lone entry, placing 45th in a time of 1:59.90.
In the final race of the night, Brooklynn Snodgrass, Ashley Specht, Haley Lips and Cynthia Pammett finished third in the consolation final and 11th overall with a time of 3:33.52. That is the fourth-fastest time in IU history. In morning prelims the quartet put up a time of 3:33.45, the third-fastest time in the IU record book.
Snodgrass split a personal best of 51.86 on her opening 100 backstroke leg, just off the IU all-time top five.
Day two begins at 11 a.m. ET Friday with prelims in the 200 medley relay, 400 individual medley, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, 800 freestyle relay and 3-meter diving.
200 Individual Medley 45. Dorina Szekeres - 1:59.90
400 Medley Relay 11. Brooklynn Snodgrass, Ashley Specht, Haley Lips, Cynthia Pammett - 3:33.52 (Honorable Mention All-American; fourth-fastest time in school history) (3:33.45 prelims; third-fastest time in school history).
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