Swim and Dive Closes 2011 with Georgia Invitational
The Hoosiers wrap up the 2011 schedule with the Georgia Invitational this weekend.
Nov. 30, 2011
The Indiana men's and women's swimming and diving teams will close the 2011 competition schedule with the Georgia Invitational, Dec. 2-4 at the Gabrielsen Natatorium in Athens, Ga. The three-day meet will follow an NCAA Championships format, with prelims at 9:30 a.m. ET each day and finals at 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Joining the Hoosiers will be host Georgia, Maryland (diving only), California, Florida (diving only), Harvard (women), Virginia, Auburn, UNC-Wilmington Live results for swimming are available here. Diving results will be available at DiveMeets.com The meet schedule is as follows: Friday 200 Freestyle Relay 500 Freestyle 200 Individual Medley 50 Freestyle 1-Meter Diving 400 Medley Relay Saturday 200 Medley Relay 400 Individual Medley 100 Butterfly 200 Freestyle 100 Breaststroke 100 Backstroke 3-Meter Diving 800 Freestyle Relay Sunday 1,650 Freestyle 200 Backstroke 100 Freestyle 200 Breaststroke 200 Butterfly Platform Diving 400 Freestyle Relay
In addition, Ryan Hinshaw, Dorina Szekeres, Afton Robertson and Eric Ress will compete Dec. 1-3 at the USA Swimming Winter Nationals in Atlanta, Ga. Hinshaw will swim the 400 freestyle, while Robertson is entered in the 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke. Szekeres will swim the 400 IM, 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke. Ress is entered in the 200 IM, 200 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke and 100 freestyle.
Up Next Indiana swimmers will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich. on January 7 for a dual meet with Michigan.
About the Hoosier Women The Hoosier women are currently 3-3 on the season with wins over Kentucky, Michigan and Penn State The Indiana women's swimming and diving team went 1-1 the weekend of Nov. 18-19, defeating Penn State 191-162, and falling to Virginia 212.5-140.5 in State College, Pa. Opening with the 200 freestyle relay, Margaux Farrell, Brittany Strumbel, Stephanie Armstrong and Cynthia Pammett combined to finish third in a time of 1:34.63. Ashley Specht was less than a second off the winning time in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:03.86, while Bronwyn Pasloski was sixth (1:05.13) and Afton Robertson seventh (1:05.64). Ress led the way for Indiana in the 200 backstroke, placing third in 1:59.84. Taylor Wohrley was fifth in 2:00.67 The Hoosiers had two of the top four finisher in the 100 freestyle, led by Farrell's time of 50.54, good for second. Strumbel was fourth in 51.25, and Armstrong seventh (51.61). Vavra added another top-three finish with a third-place showing in the 200 butterfly (2:01.04), with Vrooman seventh (2:03.18) and Tracey eighth (2:03.76). In the diving well it was a Hoosiers sweep, led by a win from Kate Hillman on the three-meter springboard with a score of 282.65. Gabby Agostino was second with 274.10 points, followed by Kathryn Connolly in third (273.15). In the final swimming event of the day, Ress, Specht, Armstrong and Schaefer took fourth in the 400 medley relay in a time of 3:48.89. The Hoosiers opened the second day of competition with a third-place finish in the 200 medley relay as Wohrley, Specht, Armstrong and Farrell combined for a time of 1:44.02. Lindsay Vrooman took second in both the 500 free and 1,000 free Farrell was the top Hoosier in the 50 freestyle, finishing fourth in 23.61. Ress was just out-touched in the 100 backstroke final, taking second in 55.67. It was a 3-4 finish for IU in the 200 breaststroke with Allysa Vavra third (2:17.32) and Pasloski fourth (2:19.82). Allie Day was top Hoosier in the 100 fly, coming in fifth (56.82), while Kim Tracey was seventh (57.08) and Ress ninth (57.77). Indiana took three of the top five spots in the 200-yard freestyle race as Farrell took second in 1:49.11. That was followed by Strumbel in third (1:49.23) and Vrooman in fifth (1:50.56). Vavra made it a sweep of the IM events with a victory in the 400 IM Saturday, taking the title in 4:16.80, almost than three seconds faster than the NCAA B standard. She also took the 200 IM title on Saturday with a time of 2:00.90, also an NCAA B cut. In the final swimming event of the day, Indiana took third in the 400 freestyle relay as Farrell, Armstrong, Schaefer and Strumbel finished in 3:29.60. For the second time in as many days, the Hoosiers swept the top three spots in the diving competition, this time going 1-2-3 on the 1-meter springboard. Gabby Agostino was first with 273.70 points, while Kathryn Connolly was second (272.60) and Kate Hillman third (262.20).
About the Hoosier Men Indiana is 4-2 on the season and is coming off a sweep of Penn State and Virginia. They took eight of nine events on day one of a double dual meet with Penn State and Virginia. Indiana opened the evening with a victory in the 200 free relay as Daniel Kanorr, James Wells, Jim Barbiere and Matt Gerth combined for a time of 1:22.76. It was 1-2-4th-place finishes for IU in the 200 individual medley, with Cody Miller posting a winning time of 1:50.53. Right on his heels was Steve Schmuhl with a time of 1:50.58. Sam Trahin took fourth in 1:51.74. The Hoosiers took their third win in a row with Ryan Hinshaw winning the 500 freestyle in 4:24.73, an NCAA provisional qualifying time. Andrew Taylor touched the wall in fourth (4:30.28) and Alex Kotliarsky was fifth (4:30.64). Miller became a double winner on the day with a time of 55.40 in the 100 breaststroke, an NCAA B cut. Schmuhl earned his second career victory in the 200 backstroke with his time of 1:47.45. Barbiere took second in 1:48.43, while Wells was fifth (1:50.17). Gerth's time of 46.71 in the 100 freestyle was good for fifth place, with Kotliarsky seventh (46.75) and Schnittker eighth (46.82). Indiana was back on the winner's podium with the 200 butterfly as Tyler Shedron went 1:49.16. Trahin was fourth (1:51.56) and Joe Powell eighth (1:56.32). Zac Nees won his first three-meter springboard event of the season, tallying 403.60 points, a new personal best. Danton Rogers was third with 345 points, and Darian Schmidt fifth (298.20). The Hoosiers ended the night the way they started, with a victory in the 400 medley relay. Wells, Miller, Schmuhl and Kanorr went 3:16.99, which is an NCAA provisional qualifying time. Indiana opened with a second-place finish in the 200 medley relay as Wells, Miller, Schmuhl and Kanorr finished in 1:29.69, an NCAA B cut. Hinshaw paced the way for Indiana in the 1,000 freestyle, taking third in 9:17.37. Taylor was fourth (9:21.18) and Kotliarsky sixth (9:25.07). Kanorr was the first Hoosier winner on the day, clocking a 20.78 in the 50 freestyle, Barbiere was third (21.02) and John Schnittker seventh (21.66). Wells picked up his first win of the season in the 100 backstroke, touching the wall in. 48.75. Schmuhl was third (50.75) and Twer 11th (53.66). Miller came up 7/100ths of a second short in the 200 breaststroke race, taking second in 2:02.56. Trahin was fifth (2:05.25) and Nicholas Schwab seventh (2:05.62). Schmuhl was the second-place finisher in the 200-yard butterfly (49.50), followed by Shedron in fifth (50.97) and Joe Powell in 10th (52.56). Barbiere added to the Hoosiers' winners tally with a victory in the 200 freestyle (1:38.85). Taylor was fifth (1:41.96) and Schnittker seventh (1:42.47). Trahin was also a first-time winner on Saturday with a time of 3:56.79 in the 400 individual medley. Indiana finished the swimming portion of the meet with a third-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay as Barbiere, Kanorr, Gerth and Miller went 3:03.43. In diving competition, Nees was a double winner on the weekend, taking the 1-meter springboard with 384.40 points. That led a 1-2-3 sweep for IU with Schmidt second (331.45) and Ogden third (309.70).
Nees Named Big Ten Diver of the Week Indiana University junior diver Zac Nees was named the Big Ten Diver of the Week, the conference office announced November 22 Nees picked up a pair of wins on the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards last weekend as the Hoosier men swept Penn State and Virginia in a double dual meet. His score of 403.60 on the 3-meter is a new personal best and an NCAA Zone qualifying mark. In the 1-meter competition he put up a score of 384.40, which is also an NCAA Zone mark. This is the first Big Ten weekly honor of Nees' career.
Looze Named to USA Swimming Dual in the Pool Coaching Staff Indiana University head swimming coach Ray Looze has been selected to serve on the Team USA men's coaching staff for the Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool, Dec. 16-17 at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, Ga. "It is an honor to be included on the Team USA coaching staff," Looze said. "It is always a great thrill to represent your country and I am committed to helping Team USA come out victorious in Atlanta." This is the fifth edition of the Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool. In 2011 it will pit swimmers from the United States against a European all-star team. Each team will send 22 female and 22 male competitors to take part in the short-course meter event. The competition will have 15 men's and 15 women's events, which will include 13 individual races and two relays for each gender. A running score will be kept combining the points earned by both women and men. The winning team will be the team with the most combined team points at the end of the competition. As there are 236 points available in the 30 total events, the first team to 1 19 points will be the winner. The men's squad will be led by head coach David Marsh, with Looze, University of Michigan's Mike Bottom and Ohio State's Bill Wadley serving as assistant coaches. The women will be led by head coach Jack Bauerle and assistant coaches Kim Bracken (Texas), Chris Davis (SwimAtlanta) and Lea Maurer (Stanford). The United States is 4-0 overall in this meet, with the first three wins coming against Australia.
About The Coaches Ray Looze enters his seventh year at the helm of both the men's and women's swimming programs and his 10th year of mentoring the men at Indiana University. Looze has guided the women to four Big Ten titles in his seven years at the helm of the program and led the men to a Big Ten crown in 2006. Diving coach Dr. Jeff Huber is in his 23rd season at Indiana. He has been recognized as the Big Ten Coach of the Year on 13 occasions (six for women's and seven for men's) and has coached student-athletes to 41 Big Ten titles and 18 Big Ten Divers of the Year in his 22-year tenure at IU.