Dec 5, 1999
Bloomington, Ind.--The IU women's swim team continued its winning ways today in the pool. In the second day of the Indiana Invitational, several team bests fell today, as the Hoosiers maintained their second-place position. The University of Missouri, last year's champ, holds first place for the second straight day.
Several IU swimmers posted individual best times today. The Hoosiers had some notable standout performances. Nearly every Indiana swimmer scored points for the team.
IU junior Jenn Cristy represented the Hoosiers in four events in the prelims, and four in the finals. Cristy narrowly missed the record for the 200-yard freestyle (1:51.12) with her time this morning (1:51.77). Jenn set season team bests in the 100-yard breast (1:06.93), the 100-yard back (59.45), 100-meter back (1:05.13), and was on the 200-meter medley relay team (1:59.18 with Colleen McCracken, Megan Geers, and Tina Gretlund) and the season best 800-meter free relay team (8:34.06 with Megan Ryther, Erin Rice and Gretlund). Cristy had the fastest time in the 200-yard free in the morning. Cristy made the finals in every event she competed in today. Fatigue eventually played a factor for the All-American swimmer. Cristy finished tonight in 7th in the 200-meter free, 3rd in the 100-meter back, and scratched the 100-meter breast.
Tina Gretlund also turned in many outstanding performances. Tonight, she set team season bests in the 100-meter fly (1:03.66) and the 400-meter IM (4:54.77). This morning Gretlund knocked nearly two seconds off IU's season best in the 100-yard fly. Her time of 57.60 was good enough for second place in the morning. In the finals, Gretlund claimed the 100-meter fly (1:03.66) and took second in the 400-meter IM.
The Indiana men's swimming and diving team remains on top today. IU finished with 834 points while Missouri finished second with 760 points and Southern Illinois University placed third with 506 points.
Indiana mens swimmers won four out of seven events held today. Henrik Wahlberg took first place in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.29) while Ken Ackermann placed first in the 100 backstroke (:55.03). The 200 Medley relay finished first (1:42.18) as did the 800 Free Relay (7:33.66).
Indiana mens diving swept first, second, third and fourth places in the Open one-meter and three-meter competition again today. Tom Davidson took first in the one meter (513.30) and Ryan Kosanic took first place in the three meter (520.15).