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Hoosiers Take On Evansville

Oct 23, 2000

Indiana women's swimming and diving proved their depth Saturday as nine individuals took victory. The 1000 freestyle showcased Erin Rice and Meghan Ryther in a neck to neck swim until Rice took the lead with 325 yards remaining. She finished in 10:18.01 with Ryther in second at 10:20.34.

"We don't have a lot of star power. Every single one of these guys will not be successful unless every single one of them works to be successful. I think it shows when these guys push each other every day in workout," said head coach Dorsey Tierney.

Tina Gretlund won the 200 yard butterfly in 2:04.77. Jenny Bechem came in behind her at 2:06.90, while the closest non-Hoosier was almost six seconds behind.

"Our 200 butterfliers did an outstanding job. That was probably overall our best event today," said Tierney.

The sprinters added to the cause by taking the top three in each event. Top returnee Jenn Cristy won the 100 yard freestyle and 200 freestyle. She sat out the 50, in which she holds the school record, due to an injury.

"I though we did okay for our first meet" Tierney said. "I thought our sprinters were a lot better today than the first meet of any team I've had the last couple of years. We were really good on the back half of all of our races, which is what we're looking for right now."

Erin Quinn returned to diving after a medical red-shirt year. She placed second to Jennifer Sonneborn and Mamie Goodsonon the one-meter and three-meter boards, respectively.

"I think Erin did a super job for just being back. I forgot how good a diver she is," said diving coach Dr. Jeff Huber. "Mamie Goodson has really shown a lot of improvement in her hard work and Jen Sonneborn looks a lot better. I think we look good early in the season. Our freshman Cassandra Cardinell did a real nice job. She was throwing a lot of new optional dives. The inward 2 1/2 pike, there are only a couple women divers in the country doing that and she threw that today."