The Indiana University men’s and women’s swimming teams will head south to compete in the Tennessee Invitational from Nov. 21-23, while both diving squads will be put to the test at the IUPUI House of Champions Invitational from No. 22-24.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Each of the three contested days of the Tennessee Invitational will begin at 10 a.m. with preliminary races. The finals will begin at 6 p.m. later that same day at the Jones Aquatic Center.
The diving group will kick off the meet with the platform event beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday. The men’s divers will compete in the 3-meter, while the women hit the 1-meter dive starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Finally, the meet will conclude with the women’s 3-meter and men’s 1-meter at noon on Sunday.
IU SPLITS TWO MEETS WITH TEXAS, LOUISVILLE
The Indiana men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both toppled No. 9/11 Louisville in both the long-course (197-84, 166-115) and short-course (189.5-91.5, 142-139) meets but fell to No. 2/8 Texas (157.5-121.5, 146-134) and (160-118, 168-113) at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center last weekend. All six teams competing in the meet were ranked inside the top-20 of the TYR Dual Meet Rankings.
MEN’S TEAM DOMINATES BIG TEN OPPONENTS
The Indiana men’s swimming and diving teams defeated both Iowa (245-55) and Michigan (165-135) at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center last weekend.
For the second-straight meet, senior Mohamed Samy was electric. He posted three event times inside the top-10 nationally to this point in the season, to include the nation-leading time in both the 100 free (43.20) and the 200 IM (1:44.95) and the fourth-fastest time in the 200 free (1:35.30).
INDIANA PICKS UP THREE WINS AGAINST KNETUCKY, NOTRE DAME
Five Hoosiers combined to win nine individual events and one relay in the season-opening tri-meet against Kentucky and Notre Dame. Sophomore Zane Backes won the 100 and 200 breaststroke, freshman Brendan Burns touched first in the 200 butterfly, junior Gabriel Fantoni took gold in the 100 and 200 backstroke and the 100 fly, and senior Mohamed Samy won the 100 and 200 freestyle plus the 200 IM.
Backes, Burns, Fantoni, and sophomore Brandon Hamblin teamed up to secure a victory in the 200 medley relay.
IU defeated UK by a score of 204-96 and ND by a final tally of 219-81.
EIGHT HOOSIERS NAMED TO 2019-20 U.S. NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER
Eight current and postgraduate Indiana University swimmers were named to the 2019-20 USA Swimming National Team roster, which is made up of the nation’s top six swimmers in each individual Olympic event. Current Hoosier swimmer Michael Brinegar was named to the squad, while postgrads Lilly King, Annie Lazor, Zach Apple, Ian Finnerty, Zane Grothe, Cody Miller, and Blake Pieroni made the cut.
FOUR HOOSIERS NOMINATED FOR GOLDEN GOGGLE AWARDS
Looze, along with IU postgraduate swimmers Lilly King, Zach Apple, and Blake Pieroni were all nominated for the 2019 Golden Goggle Awards. The nation’s top swimmers and coaches are nominated in eight categories for the celebration and fundraising gala honoring the sport’s top performances of the year.