Krueger Hits 43.0 and Pash Triples As Texas Men and Women Sweep Day 2 (SCY)

by Robert Gibbs 8

November 09th, 2019 ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, College


  • Friday, 11/8-Saturday, 11/9
  • Counsilman Billingsley Aquatic Center, Bloomington, IN
  • LCM (Friday)/SCY (Saturday)
  • Day 1 Recap
  • Day 2 Results
  • Scores
    • Women
      • Texas 168, Indiana 113
      • Texas 146, Louisville 135
      • Indiana 142, Louisville 139
    •  Men
      • Texas 160, Indiana 118
      • Texas 198, Louisville 76
      • Indiana 189.5, Louisville 91.5

Women’s Recap

Louisville matched yesterday’s win total in the very first event, the 200 medley relay, which the Cardinals won in 1:40.15, thanks largely to Mariia Astashkina’s 27.56 split on the breastroke leg. From the results, Texas appears to have touched first, but was DQ’d, presumably for an early takeoff by Kelly Pash on the fly leg (-0.05rt).

From there, Texas rattled off three straight wins. Evie Pfeifer won the 1000 free in 9:46.75 that should move her into the top five in the nation. Next, Kelly Pash won the 200 free in 1:46.68, her second time under 1:47 this season. Finally, Texas swept the top two spots in the 100 back, with Julia Cook winning in 53.75 and Claire Adams right behind her the whole way, touching in 53.75.

Next, Indiana interrupted the Longhorns’ streak with a 1-2 finish of their own. Noelle Peplowski won the 100 breast in 1:00.66, while Emily Weiss took 2nd in 1:01.05, as the two teammates swapped spots from yesterday’s LCM race.

Louisville’s Grace Oglesby then narrowly edged Texas’s Lauren Case for the win in the 200 fly, winning 1:59.44 to 1:59.45. That was immediately followed by another incredibly close race in the 50 free, where another Cardinal, Lainey Visscher, won the 50 free for the 2nd day in a row, topping Texas’s Bridget Semenuk 23.06 to 23.07.

Texas got going again after the break, as Pash beat Indiana’s Cora Dupre 49.14 to 49.31 for her second win of the session. The Longhorns then made it two in a row as Claire Adams won the 200 back by over a second with a 1:58.96.

The rest of the individual events were all won by swimmers who’d won earlier in the session. Pfeifer completed the distance free sweep with a 4:44.83, a time over six seconds ahead of Indiana’s Cassy Jernberg (4:51.01). Pfeifer’s time appears to be the 3rd-fastest so far this season.

Peplowski and Oglesby picked up doubles in the 200 breast  2:11.24) and the 100 fly (53.70), respectively, before Pash wrapped up the day with her third win, a 4:13.12 in the 400 IM.

The meet closed with a close race in the 200 free relay. The whole Texas squad was between 22.43 and 22.84, including leadoff, and finished in 1:30.54. Louisville 2nd in 1:30.83, followed by Indiana in 1:30.89.

Men’s Recap

In the first event, the 200 medley relay, Texas trotted out the same lineup we’ve seen all season (Chris Staka, Charlie Scheinfeld, Alvin Jiang, and Daniel Krueger) and won in 1:26.60, just a bit off from the quartet’s nation-leading time of 1:26.20 from last weekend. Indiana and Louisville tied for 2nd at 1:27.15, with all of their splits essentially within 0.1s of each other.

Mikey Calvillo swept the distance events in LCM yesterday, and got right back to winning today, taking the 1000 free in 9:04.79, almost four second aheads of 2nd-place finisher Chris Yeager of Texas (9:08.53). IU kept going with a 1:35.14 victory by Mohamed Samy in the 200 free. Yesterday, the 200 free was one of three events where Samy came in 2nd, missing out on first by a couple tenths or less in each case. Longhorn Maxime Rooney took 2nd in 1:35.65.

The Texas men went on on a roll from there. Alvin Jiang led a Longhorn sweep of the top four spots in the 100 back, winning in 47.05. Chris Staka (47.35) and Ryan Harty (47.74) were also under 48. Caspar Corbeau then outsplit Louisville’s Evgenii Somov over the back half to win the 100 breast, 54.22 to 54.35. Next up was the 200 fly, where it was a close race, just like on the women’s side, but Longhorn Sam Pomajevich dropped a 27.19 split on the final lap to pass Indiana’s Brendan Burns and win 1:45.49 to 1:45.51.

Texas sophomore Daniel Krueger has been swimming fast all season, dating back to the 41.9 he went (suited) at the Texas Orange-White intrasquad back in November. He was a little off his season-best time of 19.72 today, winning the 50 free 19.80, but he put it together in the 100 free, which he won in 43.03. That’s the fastest time so far this season, just clipping Blaise Vera’s 43.15 at the Notre-Dame Pitt dual today.

The Longhorns made it seven in a row with a pair of 1-2 finishes. In the 200 back, Austin Katz won in 1:43.27 and Ryan Harty finished just a bit behind at 1:43.48, two of the top times in the country. Next, freshmen Jake Foster (1:59.24) and Caspar Corbeau (1:59.52) took the top two spots in the 200 breast.

Calvillo earned the distance double for the second day in a row with a 4:23.37 in the 500 free, putting him into the top ten this season in that event. However, Texas swimmers took the next four spots, all finishing between 4:27 and 4:29.

In the 100 back, Staka and Jiang reverse their finishes from the 100 fly, as Staka won in 47.17 and Jiang took 2nd in 47.54.

Perhaps spurred on by all the near-misses yesterday, Samy jumped out to an early lead in the 400 IM and was 2.62s ahead of anyone else at the halfway mark. Foster slowly reeled in the Hoosier, but eventually ran out of room, as Samy hung to win 3:48.99 to 3:49.31 for his second win of the day.

Texas was ahead enough to exhibition the 200 free relay at the end of the day, but Drew Kibler (20.24), Rooney (19.42), Matthew Willenbring (19.74) and Krueger (18.94) still touched first with a nation-leading 1:18.34. Indiana officially won in 1:19.46, with a team of Bruno Blasovic (19.90), Jack Franzman (19.43), Brandon Hamblin (19.61) and Samy (20.52), moving them up to 3rd in the nation. 

Besides the aforementioned 2nd-place finishes, Louisville’s best showing came from Nick Albiero, who took 3rd in the 200 fly (1:47.21) and the 200 back (1:46.55). The Cardinals men tend to keep it quiet early in the season and then show up come championship time, although the absence of sprint star Andrej Barna could have an effect if that continues into February and March.

Notably, Indiana’s loss to Texas ended a dual meet winning streak that had lasted 34 contests, dating back to the 2015-2016 season.

Indiana Recap

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The No. 4/18 Indiana University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams split for a second-consecutive day in a short-course tri-meet with No. 2/8 Texas and No. 9/13 Louisville at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center on Saturday morning.

No. 4 Indiana 189.5, No. 9 Louisville 91.5
No. 2 Texas 160, No. 4 Indiana 118
No. 2 Texas 198, No. 9 Louisville 76

No. 18 Indiana 142, No. 13 Louisville 139
No. 8 Texas 168, No. 18 Indiana 113
No. 8 Texas 146, No. 13 Louisville 135

Bruno Blaskovic – 200 freestyle relay (1:19.46)
Mikey Calvillo – 500 freestyle (4:23.37); 1,000 freestyle (9:04.79)
Jack Franzman – 200 freestyle relay (1:19.46)
Brandon Hamblin – 200 freestyle relay (1:19.46)
Mohamed Samy – 200 freestyle (1:35.14); 400 IM (3:48.99); 200 freestyle relay (1:19.46)

Noelle Peplowski – 100 breaststroke (1:00.66); 200 breaststroke (2:11.24)

• The men’s team compiled four individual victories and one relay title in 15 contested events, while the women’s team earned two first-place finishes.
• Samy continued his brilliant start to the 2019-20 season with three more victories and two top-5 times nationally. His pace of 1:35.14 in the 200 free and 3:48.99 each rank third in the NCAA this season.
• Calvillo turned in two of the top-10 times nationally in distance events. His 1,000 freestyle time of 9:04.79 is the seventh fastest time in the country, while his 500 freestyle mark of 4:23.37 ranks eighth nationally.
• On the women’s side, Peplowski swam the fourth fastest time recorded this season in the 200 breast (2:11.24) and the ninth quickest 100 breast time (1:00.66).
• For the second-straight day of competition, Indiana recorded four NCAA Zone Qualifying scores in the diving well. Sophomore Cole VanDevender recorded a six-dive set score of 359.15 on the 1-meter board to pace the Hoosiers, while junior Mory Gouldtallied 319.75 points. Freshman Zain Smith recorded a score of 298.65 on the 3-meter board and sophomore Kayla Luarde posted 281.00 points.

A: None.
B: Brendan Burns (200 fly, 1:45.51); Cora Dupre (100 free, 49.41); Josie Grote (400 IM, 4:16.99); Noelle Peplowski (100 breast, 1:00.66; 200 breast 2:11.24); Mohamed Samy (200 free, 1:35.14; 400 IM, 3:48.99); Emily Weiss (100 breast, 1:01.15)

NCAA Zones Qualifying Scores
1-Meter: Cole VanDevender (359.15); Mory Gould (319.75)
3-Meter: Zain Smith (298.65); Kayla Luarde (281.00)

The Hoosier swim teams will head south to Knoxville, Tenn., for the Tennessee Invitational on Nov. 21-23. The diving squads will be in Indianapolis for the IUPUI House of Champions Invitational during the same three-day stretch.

Louisville Release

The No. 9/13 Louisville men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams fell to No. 4/18 Indiana University and No. 2/8 Texas in a short-course tri-meet at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center on Saturday morning.

No. 4 Indiana 189.5, No. 9 Louisville 91.5
No. 2 Texas 160, No. 4 Indiana 118
No. 2 Texas 198, No. 9 Louisville 76

No. 18 Indiana 142, No. 13 Louisville 139
No. 8 Texas 168, No. 18 Indiana 113
No. 8 Texas 146, No. 13 Louisville 135

Race by Race Recap:

The Cards started off with a sweep of the first race of the day, 200  medley relay, with the A relay team of Ashlyn Schoof (25.88), Mariia Astashkina (27.56), Grace Oglesby (24.14),  and Lainey Visscher (22.57) put together the winning time of 1:40.15. The B-relay of Kyla Alexander (26.30), Kaylee Wheeler (28.31), Nastja Govejsek (24.17), and Casey Fanz (22.98) were into the wall second with a time of 1:41.76.

The men’s 200 medley relay touched the wall in a tie for second with IU with a time of 1:27.15 put up by Mitchell Whyte (22.34), Evgenii Somov (24.07), Nicolas Albiero (21.13), Mihalis Deliyiannis(19.61). Somov had the fastest split of any breaststroker.

The Cards were led by Maria Sumida in the 1000 free with a 6th place, coming home in a time of 10:14.52. She was followed by Sophie Cattermole (10:20.97), Maddie Luther (10:24.03), and Maggie Jahns (10:33.52).

In the men’s 1000 free, it was T.C. Smith leading the Cards, touching the wall at 9:23.87 for seventh place. Hayden Curleyfinished just over a second behind Smith (9:24.94). Graham Barrett touched in 9:34.03 and Ilia Sibirtsev had a 9:50.59.

Arina Openysheva picked up a third place in the 200 free with a time 1:49.49. Annette Schultz was the second Cardinal to touch the wall in seventh place at 1:50.74.

The Cards picked up a fourth place finish for Colton Paulson in the men’s 200 free finishing in a time of 1:37.98. Michael Eastmanclocked in a 1:39.95, Bartosz Piszczorowicz went 1:40.19 and Santiago Aguilera posted a 1:40.96.

Ashlyn Schoof led the Cardinals with a fourth-place finish in the women’s 100 backstroke with a time of 55.97. Kyla Alexander was 7th with a 57.53, Sofie Underdahl was 8th in 57.56 and Kelly Tichenor was ninth, boarding a 57.75.

In the men’s 100 backstroke, Mitchell Whyte touched the wall as the fastest Cardinal in a time of 48.40, good for fifth place. Nikkos Sofianids went 49.72 just ahead of teammate Jack Wever’s 49.77.

Mariia Astashkina and Morgan Friesen finish 3-4 in the 100 breast. Astashkina finished in a time of 1:01.48 and Friesen touched in at 1:02.92.

The men’s 100 breast saw Evgenii Somov pick up second place points with a time of 54.35. He had the fastest 50 split, going out in a 25.27. Sasha Palazzo was 8th with a time of 56.77 and Aaron Parrott turned in a 57.31.

Grace Oglesby took top honors in the 200 fly, winning by just one-hundredth in time of 1:59.44. Alena Kraus was third with a 2:00.16

Nicolas Albiero earns a third place in the men’s 200 fly with a time of 1:47.31. Daniel Sos was fifth with a 1:49.52. Jarrett Jonesturned in a 1:51.24 as the third Cardinal in the field.

Lainey Visscher won a close race in the 50 free, out-touching the Longhorns’ Bridget Semenuk, winning the event in a time of 23.06. Casey Fanz was fifth with a 23.55 and Avery Braunecker was seventh after posting a 23.70.

Mihalis Deliyiannis was the first Cardinal to touch the wall in the men’s 50 free, placing fourth with a 20.25. Caleb Duncan was 6thin 20.71 and Tanner Cummings touched in 20.86.
In the 100 free, Arina Openysheva touched 4th in 50.10, Lainey Visscher was 5th in 51.06 and Casey Fanz was 7th in 51.50!

In the 100 free, Bartosz Piszczorowicz went 45.49, Miachael Eastman went 45.61 and Santiago Aguilera went 45.76!

In the 100 back, Annette Schultz put up a 3rd place time of 2:00.58, Ashlyn Schoof was 4th in 2:00.73 and Sofie Underdahlwas 6th in 2:02.49

Nick Albiero was 3rd in the 200 back, boarding a 1:46.55. Greyson Alarcon was 8th with a 1:49.01 just ahead of teammates Jack Wever (1:49.42) and Nikkos Sofianidis (1:49.58).

In 200 breast, Mariia Astashkina was 2nd with a time of 2:12.14. Morgan Friesen was 4th (2:16.09) and Diana Dunn 6th in 2:18.98 for the Cardinals.

Evgenii Somov touched fourth in 200 breast and teammate Daniel Sos was 7th in 2:01.41. Aaron Parrot posted a 2:09.20 and Sasha Palazzo went 2:12.34 to round out the field.

Maria Sumida was third in the 500 free with a time of  4:53.00. Alena Kraus was 7th in 4:58.79 and Maddie Luther posted a 5:03.56.

In the 500 Free, T.C. Smith swam a 4:33.89 just ahead of Hayden Curley (4:34.53), Colton Paulson (4.36.88) and Ilia Sibirtsev’s4:40.80.

Grace Oglesby picked up the win in the 100 Fly with a 53.70. Nastja Govejsek was fourth  in 55.12 and  Kelly Tichenor went 57.27.

Nick Albiero was fourth in the 100 fly with a time of 48.21. Mitchell Whyte went 49.54, Nikkos Sofianidis went 49.58, and Greyson Alarcon went 50.26.

Maria Sumida was fourth in the 400 IM with a 4:20.82. Abby Haywent 4:24.51 ahead of  Carley Lowe (4:27.95) and Maggie Jahnswent (4:28.68)

Daniel Sos was 4th in the 400 IM with a 3:52.81. Jarrett Joneswent 4:02.00, Hayden Curley 4:02.79, and TC Smith 4:04.35

In the 200 free relay, Lainey Visscher (23.07), Arina Openysheva(22.66), Avery Braunecker (22.64) and Casey Fanz (22.46) put up a combined 1:30.8, good for second place.

The Cards were second in 200 free relay when Mihalis Deliyiannis(20.49), Evgenii Somov (20.30), Tanner Cummings (20.40), Caleb Duncan (20.07) combined forces for a 1:21.26.

In 3M diving, Molly Fears scored a 313.00 to finish fourth, just ahead of Michaela Sliney’s 310.05. Abigail Andrews boarded a 273.95 and Abbie Ericson put up a 236.95.  In men’s 1M, Sean Riley was sixth posting a 298.85 just edging teammate Daniel Pinto’s 285.35.  Kivanc Gur put up a 269.15 and Sky Geovanniscored a 264.60.

Texas Men’s Recap

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The No. 2 Texas men’s swimming and diving program took down both Louisville and Indiana on Saturday morning in Bloomington, Ind., in a short course yard tri-meet.

Texas topped Indiana, 160-118, and got the best of Louisville with a 198-76 finish.


  • The grouping of Chris Staka, Charlie Scheinfeld, Alvin Jiang, and Daniel Krueger won the 200 Medley Relay with a time of 1:26.60.
  • Chris Yeager and Jack Collins finished in second and third place, respectively, in the 1000 Free with times of 9:08.53 and 9:13.11.
  • In the 200 Free, Maxime Rooney and Drew Kibler went 2-3 with times of 1:35.65 and 1:36.80, respectively. Rooney also finished in second in the 100 Free at 43.32.
  • The Longhorns went 1-2-3-4 in the 100 Back. Jiang claimed the title with a time of 47.05, Staka came in second at 47.35, Ryan Harty followed in third with a 47.74 mark, and Austin Katz rounded out the group with a fourth-place touch at 48.03. Jiang’s time is the fourth fastest in the nation this season.
  • Freshman Caspar Corbeau claimed the 100 Breast title with a 54.22 race. Corbeau added a second-place finish in the 200 Breast with a time of 1:59.52, while teammate Jake Foster claimed the win at 1:59.24. Foster also tacked on a second-place finish in the 400 IM to his day with a wall touch at 3:49.31.
  • The Longhorns also won the 200 Fly with Sam Pomajevich touching the wall at 1:45.49.
  • Krueger recorded a win in the 50 Free with a time of 19.80 and the 100 Free with a 43.03. His 100 Free time is the fastest so far in the 2019-20 season.
  • Jordan Windle won the 1-meter diving competition with a 404.00. Andrew Harness took third at 344.95, and Grayson Campbell finished in fourth with a 343.75.
  • The Longhorns recorded a 1-2-4 finish with Katz taking the top spot at 1:43.27. Harty followed in second at 1:43.48, and Jason Park finished in fourth at 1:47.61.
  • In the 500 Free, Kibler finished in second at 4:27.33, Alex Zettle finished in third at 4:27.40, Yeager followed in fourth at 4:27.86, and Pomajevich added a fifth-place finish at 4:29.02.
  • Staka and Jiang went 1-2 in the 100 Fly, Staka touching at 47.17 and Jiang at 47.54.

The diving crew will be on the slate next as the Longhorns will host the Texas Diving Invitational over Nov. 21-23.

Texas Women’s Recap

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The No. 8 Texas women’s swimming and diving program took down both Louisville and Indiana on Saturday morning in Bloomington, Ind., in a short course yard tri-meet.

Texas topped Indiana, 168-113, and got the best of Louisville with a 146-135 finish.


  • Evie Pfeifer claimed both the 1000 Free (9:46.75) and 500 Free (4:44.83) titles. In the 500 Free, Pfeifer hit her fastest time of the season. Miranda Heckman followed with a third-place finish in the 1000 Free at 10:02.70. In the 500 Free, Mary Smutny took fourth at 4:53.22.
  • Kelly Pash won the 200 Free with a time of 1:46.68, the 100 Free at 49.14, and the 400 IM at 4:13.12.
  • The Longhorns went 1-2 in the 100 Back with Julia Cook taking the title at 53.75 and Claire Adams following at 53.89.
  • Adams added a win in the 200 Back with a time of 1:58.96.
  • Lauren Case finished in second in the 200 Fly with a time of 1:59.45. She also added a third-place finish in the 100 Fly (54.48).
  • In the 50 Free, Bridget Semenuk finished in second at 23.07, and Grace Ariola came in third at 23.43. Semenuk also placed third in the 100 Free with a time of 50.05.
  • The Longhorns won the 200 Free Relay as Semenuk, Adams, Cook, and Ariola combined for a time of 1:30.54.
  • In the 3-meter diving competition, Texas went 1-2-3 with Alison Gibson, claiming the title at 365.70. Paola Pineda finished in second with a 330.85 score, and Janie Boyle came in third at 317.10.

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1 year ago

can’t get over the pic of Kruger on this article.

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1 year ago

I thought it was a pic of Troy Jackson

First to the 25
1 year ago

Kruger looking to be the top sprinter rn? 18.9 and 8.9 to the feet is no joke rn (relay)

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1 year ago

Florida popped a 1:19.40 in the 200 FR against FSU on Friday with an 18.6 split for Kieran Smith. The best sprinter might not even be a pure sprinter at all.

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1 year ago

He’s not even the top 50 swimmer and has many people close behind him in the 100

1 year ago

Danny is the man.

1 year ago

I’m geeked about UT 100 back depth. 4 guys right now in top 16 Staka, Jiang, Harty and Katz. That could be a fistful if points at NCAA.

Two or three guys with potential for A final in 200 breast (vs zero actual last year)

If Eddie has milers peaked at right time, there are points to be scored as well.

Could be an exciting team battle with Cal!

1 year ago

On women’s side, good to see Lohman back to competing. Understandably rusty, but if she can be back in form by March and at least give a good leg on medleys that could give a boost to team scoring, and Pash/Pfeifer can be utilized elsewhere. Maybe Jansen will be back to 1:00 + at taper time?

Good to see 22.6 relay leg from Ariola, too. She’s been quiet so far this season (injuries?).

really good depth in 100, top 5 for sure 4×100 free relay

Definitely some scoring studs on team:
Pash, Pfiefer, Adams, Cook. Ariola, Case, Semenuk, and others could step up.

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