Indiana vs. Louisville, Texas
- Friday, 11/8-Saturday, 11/9
- Counsilman Billingsley Aquatic Center, Bloomington, IN
- LCM (Friday)/SCY (Saturday)
- Day 1 Results
- Texas 146, Indiana 134
- Texas 173, Louisville 107
- Indiana 166, Louisville 115
- Texas 157.5, Indiana 121.5
- Texas 187, Louisville 88
- Indiana 197, Louisville 84
Three swimming powerhouses – Indiana, Louisville, and Texas – are in Bloomington this weekend swimming a two day triple-dual. Day 1 was competed in long course format, while tomorrow’s competition will revert to short course yards. It appears that each day will be scored as a separate meet, and the Texas Longhorn men and women both swept their opponents today in the LCM format. Today’s action also featured a notable exhibition event, which you can read more about here.
The Longhorns got things rolling with a narrow victory in the 200 medley relay. Claire Adams put Texas in the lead with a 29.63 leadoff, but Emily Weiss’ 31.48 breast leg gave IU a roughly 1/2 second advantage. Kelly Pash closed on Cora Dupre, but Bridget Semenuk outsplit Laurel Eiber 25.61 to 25.95 to win, 1:55.05 to 1:55.33.
Texas would go on to bookend the meet by winning the 400 free relay as well, crushing it with a 3:46.89 roughly a 3.5s margin of victory.
Kelly Pash doubled for the Longhorns, sweeping the butterfly events. First she won the 200 fly in 2:11.61, notably beating Grace Oglesby by almost five seconds and a hitting a time that would’ve made the A-final at the Greensboro PSS that’s happening this weekend. Later in the meet, Pash was the only woman to break 1:00 in the 100 fly, winning in 59.74, as her teammate Lauren Case took 2nd in 1:01.68.
The Longhorns went 1-2 in the back, with Claire Adams winning in 1:03.46 and Julia Cook placing 2nd in 1:04.70.
Semenuk got a win in the 100 free. 56.08, also a time would’ve made the A-final yesterday at the Greensboro PSS. Semenuk also finished 2nd in the 200 free, touching in 2:02.02.
Evie Pfiefer won the final individual event of the session, the 200 IM, with a 2:15.76.
The hosts Indiana won most of the remaining individual events. Casey Jernberg swept the day’s two distance events, first winning the 800 free in 8:49.46, over nine seconds ahead of 2nd-place Josie Grote (8:58.55), then completed the double with a 4:16.84 victory in the 400 free.
Grote would get a win of her own with a 2:17.22 victory in the 200 back. Teammate Bailey Kovac took 2nd with a 2:18.19.
Cora Dupre was the Hoosiers’ final champion, winning the 200 free in 2:01.94 to go along with a 56.19 2nd place effort in the 100 free. Both of those times would’ve made the A-final in Greensboro.
Louisville’s sole win of the day came courtesy of Casey Fanz, who won the 50 free with a 26.46. Teammate Lainey Visscher went 26.66 to take 2nd. All-American Grace Oglesby took 2nd in the 200 fly (2:16.38) and 3rd in the 100 fly (1:02.01).
New Longhorn Maxime Rooney won the two events in which he had most long course success this past summer, the 100 free (50.47) and the 100 fly (53.86). Rooney’s has excelled in long-course format since he was in high school, but took it to another level at last summer’s nationals, where he went 47.61/50.68 to thrust himself (back) into the middle of the conversation for the upcoming Olympics.
Rooney was the only Longhorn to win two events during the session, but a few other swimmers came close. Freshman Caspar Corbeau won the 200 breast in 2:18.14 after finishing 2nd in the 100 breast by a mere 0.06s (1:02.90). Fellow freshman Jake Foster placed 2nd in the 200 breast behind Corbeau (2:19.14), then won the 200 IM in 2:04.37.
Austin Katz led a Longhorn sweep of the top three spots in the 100 back with a 56.73, he and missed out on a 2nd win when he was DQ’d in the 200 back after touching first.
The Longhorns got another three individual wins, with Drew Kibler winning the 200 free in 1:51.62, Sam Pomajevich winning the 200 fly in 2:01.07 (a time that would’ve made the A-final at the Greensboro PSS), and Daniel Krueger tying for 1st in the 50 free with a 23.14.
After finishing 2nd in the 200 medley relay to open up the day, Texas closed it out with a 3:33.03 victory in the 400 free relay (although technically they swam it as exhibition). Krueger led off that relay in 50.48, almost a second faster than his individual 100 free time, and just 0.01s behind Rooney’s winning time.
Mikey Calvillo led Indiana win two wins. First he won the 800 free in 8:13.89, with teammate Will Gallant taking 2nd in 8:19.63, then Calvillo completed the distance sweep with a 3:59.84 in the 400 free, also time that would’ve made the A-final in Greensboro this weekend.
Mohamed Samy didn’t win any events, but came about as close as you can, garnering three 2nd-place finishes behind three Texas swimmers and missing out on 1st place by a combined total of 0.54s. He was just 0.24s behind Kibler in the 200 free, touching in 1:51.86, only 0.07s behind Rooney in the 100 free (50.45), and 0.23s behind Foster in the 200 IM.
Louisville opened up the meet with a 1:41.83 victory in the 200 medley relay, with Evgenii Somov‘s 28.04 providing the widest margin between the Cardinals and the 2nd-place Longhorns. Somov also earned Louisville’s only individual win of the day with a 1:02.84 victory in the 100 breast.
Action continues tomorrow morning in SCY format.
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