IU Coaches Ray Looze and Drew Johansen Discuss Big Hoosier NCAA Meet

Led by freshmen studs Lilly King and Miranda Tucker, the Hoosiers had a huge meet. King broke two American/NCAA/U.S. Open records in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and earned CSCAA Swimmer of the Year, while Tucker finished top 3 in both of those races and earned an NAG in the 100 breast. The Hoosiers came through with a 7th place finish, edging Louisville and improving from 10th place last year, scoring the most points in IU history.

Senior Haley Lips had a huge meet herself, notching best times in each of her individual events and earning a new IU record in the 500 free. Sophomore Kennedy Goss blasted a third place finish in the 200 back, and Gia DalesandroBailey Pressey, and Stephanie Marchuk each contributed individually with scoring swims.

Drew Johansen spoke to the IU divers’ ability to perform at NCAAs this year. They were led by Lacey Houser, who put up an 8th place finish in the 3-meter diving. Houser and Michal Bower were both fairly close to scoring in the 1-meter, while Bower just missed scoring in the platform event for her part.

Houser will focus on the upcoming Olympic Trials, while Johansen commended Bower’s platform performance, which was impressive considering how close she was to making the top 16 despite her low degree of difficulty.

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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