Indiana tops both Wisconsin and Notre Dame in two day dual meet

by Ian Murphy 2

January 17th, 2015 ACC, Big Ten, College, Previews & Recaps

Indiana was the big winner Saturday in a two day dual meet with Wisconsin and Notre Dame. Both the Hoosier men and women came away with victories over both teams. Wisconsin topped Notre Dame on both the men’s and women’s side.

Final scores:


Indiana 174 – Wisconsin 173

Indiana 255 – Notre Dame 98

Wisconsin 244 – Notre Dame 109


Indiana 202 – Wisconsin 151

Indiana 271 – Notre Dame 82

Wisconsin 257 – Notre Dame 96

Full results available here.

Women’s meet:

The second day of the dual meet picked up with the 200 freestyle relay. Ivy Martin led off with a 22.60 to give the Badgers a lead they would not give up. Martin not only posted the fastest lead off leg, but had the fastest split overall. Wisconsin won in 1:33.69. IU took second in 1:34.11

Aja Van Hout, Danielle Valley, and Jenny Holtzen combined to sweep the 400 IM for Wisconsin in 4:18.88, 4:21.50, and 4:22.56, respectively.

Martin then gave Wisconsin a third win in a row with a 49.60 in the 100 fly. Her Badger teammate Chase Kinney was second in 59.09.

Martin got her second win of the evening in the 100 fly with a 53.50 finish, good for a victory margin of over a second and a half on Gia Dalesandro of Indiana.

Indiana answered with a sweep of its own in the 200 backstroke. Brooklyn Snodgrass hit the wall in 1:58.21 for first. Cynthia Pammett took second in 1:59.39, followed by Allie Day in 2:00.90.

Notre Dame’s Emma Reaney ended the run of the two Big Ten teams with her win in the 200 breaststroke. The American record holder won the race by almost six seconds, touching with a 2:13.61. Anna Meinholz finished second in 2:19.40.

Haley Lips turned things back around for IU with a 4:49.29 in the 500. She and teammate Kennedy Gross (4:52.32) both topped Valley (4:53.02).

The meet ended with Wisconsin winning the 400 medley relay in 3:42.94, featuring a 49.71 anchor leg from Kinney. Wisconsin’s second day charge was not enough to take down the Hoosiers, however, who beat the Badgers by just one point.

Men’s meet: 

The Hoosiers opened the scoring with a win in the 200 freestyle relay from the team of Anze Tavcar, Blake Pieroni, Yianni Thermos, and Ali Khalafalla in 1:21.92. Khalafalla posted a 20.31 for the fastest split.

Like they did in the women’s half, Wisconsin swept the 400 IM. Josh Anderson led the way with a 3:59.21, the only swimmer under four minutes. Matthew Hutchins took second with a 4:02.64, and Max Dolan rounded out the sweep with a 4:03.90.

Pieroni responded with a 44.82 in the 100 freestyle, topping Wisconsin’s Cannon Clifton, who took second with a 45.15. Brett Pinfold finished third for the Badgers with a 45.41.

Drew Teduits and Austin Byrd responded for Wisconsin in the 200 backstroke with first and second place finishes in 1:48.75 and 1:49.05, respectively. Notre Dame’s Jimmy McEldrew took third in 1:51.61 to shut Indiana out of the top three.

Wisconsin kept rolling with Nick Schafer’s 1:59.71 victory in the 200 breaststroke. Schafer was the only swimmer under 2 minutes, and won by over three seconds. Cody Taylor took second for Indiana in 2:02.74. Notre Dame’s Zach Stephens finished third in 2:04.84 and almost ran down Taylor, Splitting 31.26 on the last 50 to Taylor’s 32.20.

Hutchins won the 500 freestyle with a 4:25.25 to extend Wisconsin’s win streak. Nicholas Caldwell finished second in 4:29.31 for Wisconsin, while Jackson Miller took third in 4:35.37 for Indiana. ishers in the

The Hoosiers responded to the Wisconsin run with the top two finishers in the 100 fly. Max Irwin and Joe Powell hit the wall in 48.44 and 49.72, respectively. Harrison Tran of Wisconsin finished third in 49.91. Tran led Powell by .04 hundredths at the 50 but faded over the second half of the race, opening the door for Tran.

In the 400 medley relay, Teduits, Schafer, Clifton, and Pinfold combined for a 3:17.12, including a 43.97 from Pinfold, but Indiana proved to be too much. The Hoosier team of Bob Glover, Tanner Kurz, Irwin, and Pieroni finished in 3:16.26. Pieroni anchored with a 43.62. The difference maker, however, was Irwin, who out split Clifton 47.71 to 48.95 on the butterfly leg.

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5 years ago

So I know this is a dual meet and that this is just a summary of the meet, and also that I follow the big10 more than most, but come on!!! How in the world is it not even mention that the Wisconsin Badgers came within 1 point of defeating the Indiana Hooisers?!? This is remarkable for the badgers and I am a little disappointed that the Badgers aren’t given a credit for coming this close to Indiana. If, for example, UCLA or ASU were to come 1 point of tieing Stanford at a dual meet (which is a similar conference place finishing scenerio; granted very different teams etc but just to get my point across) there would be absolute… Read more »

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5 years ago

It definitely is mentioned, not only in the article but also clearly noted in the team scores presented at the beginning. Times were also not great because the meet was held in Wisconsin’s 5 ft deep pool with no real warm down area. Please think before you comment