Bloomington, Ind.--The Indiana Hoosiers had a record-setting meet against the University of Cincinnati today. For the first time in the Counsilman /Billingsley Aquatics center, a meet was held on a 25-meter course, as opposed to the 25-yard course the Hoosiers usually swim. That being the case, every event was a pool record today. The change proved good for Indiana as they beat the Bearcats, 158-141. Yesterday IU beat Ball State at home.
"The NCAA championships are swum in short-course meters, so this is good experience for us," commented Hoosier coach Dorsey Tierney. "It's not too different from yards."
The Hoosiers' winners weren't that different from normal either. Junior Jen Cristy was a triple winner for IU today. Cristy swept all the sprints, taking the 50-meter free (25.99), the 100-meter free (57.37), and the 200-meter free (2:04.73).
Said Tierney, "the 200-meter free is very different from the 200-yard free, so that was a great comeback for her." Cristy currently holds the fastest time in the country in the 50-yard free, 22.94 (against Kentucky, 11/6/99) and the fourth fastest in the country in the 100-yard freestyle (50.66, Kentucky, 11/6/99).
Sophomore Sara Reiling continues her dominance on diving. Reiling took both the one- and three-meter diving events (six dives), to take her to six wins in as many attempts.
Freshman Tina Gretlund was the Hoosiers' other individual winner. Gretlund's time of 1:04.29 was good enough for first place in the 100-meter butterfly. Depth proved to be the key to victory, as IU had several events with second, third and fourth place finishers. The Bearcats won 10 of 16 events, yet fell to the Hoosiers who had 25 of 27 athletes score points for the team.
Courtesy: Indiana University