Split Weekend for Swim and Dive at USA Nationals and OSU Invite
Nov. 28, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana men's and women's swimming and diving teams will head in two directions this weekend as some of the team travels to the USA Swimming Winter Nationals (Nov. 29-Dec. 1) in Austin, Texas, while the remaining swimmers and the entire diving squad will take part in the OSU Invitational (Nov. 30-Dec. 2) in Columbus, Ohio.
The three-day meet at Ohio State begins on Friday, Nov. 30 with prelims at 11 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m. Day one events include the 500 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 50 freestyle, 400 medley relay, men's 1-meter diving and women's 3-meter diving.
Saturday's schedule includes the 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, 200 medley relay, men's 3-meter diving and women's 1-meter diving with prelims at 10 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m. The final day of competition will have the 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, 1,650 freestyle, 400 freestyle relay and platform diving with prelims at 9 a.m. and finals at 3 p.m.
Live results can be found here.
The USA Swimming Winter Nationals follow a schedule of prelims at 10 a.m. ET and finals at 6 p.m. ET each of the three days. Some of the nation's top swimmers will compete, including Olympic gold medalists Missy Franklin, Ryan Lochte and Katie Ledecky.
Live video of the meet can be found here.
The Hoosier men, ranked seventh in the latest College Swim Coaches Association of America top-25, are coming off a sweep of No. 23 Penn State and No. 9 Virginia. The Hoosiers are 4-2 on the season, with the only losses coming to No. 1 Michigan and No. 4 Texas.
Jim Barbiere won the 500 freestyle in the double dual against Virginia and Penn State and will compete in the event as USA Nationals. Cody Miller swept the 100 and 200 breaststroke, while Eric Ress was a winner in the 200 backstroke. They will join Barbiere in Austin.
Indiana's women were ranked 14th in the most recent CSCAA poll but suffered a pair of losses to No. 10 Virginia and Penn State in their most recent outing.
Junior Lindsay Vrooman placed second in the 500 freestyle against the Cavaliers and Nittany Lions and is seeded fifth in the event at USA Nationals. Ashley Specht won the 100 breaststroke the last time out, and Bronwyn Pasloski took the 200 breaststroke.
This weekend serves as the final competition of 2012 for the Hoosiers. They will then dive into their winter training regimen before their next dual meet on Jan. 19 in Bloomington.
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