Bloomington, Ind.--The Indiana Women's Swimming and Diving team swam well, but came up short to the University of Kentucky, 132-109.
Sophomore Sara Reiling came away a double winner for the Hoosiers today. IU's top diver won both the 1- and 3-meter springboard events. In the process, Reiling broke the Billingsley pool records for 1- and 3-meter diving (six dives). In the 1 meter event, Reiling totalled 304.65, beating Jennifer Dixon's mark of 299.85. Dixon, an Indiana diver, set the mark in 1995. In the 3-meter event, Reiling came out with a 332.02. Her mark bested Hoosier Carrie Keckley's 1995 mark.
"Sara did a great job, but she can dive better," commented diving coach Dr. Jeff Huber. "We did a nice job overall, but we can do better. We're not where we should be in 1-meter. But today will serve as good motivation for us."
Junior Jennifer Cristy was also a double winner for IU. Cristy took both the 50 and 100 freestyle events. Cristy's times for both events (50 free: 22.94, 100 free: 50.66) were just off her school records from last year.
"I'm not suprised," said Tierney. "Jen's more confident now, and has good control over her races. Her strength has really helped her to improve."
Megan Ryther was IU's other individual winner. Ryther took the 1000 free. Her time of 10:16.53 was more than ten seconds faster than the Wildcats' Kelly Miller (10:27.93) who took second in the event. Ryther also took second in the 500 free (5:06.72).
Ellie Lallman also turned in a great performance for the Hoosiers. Lallman was third in the 500 free (5:07.16) and second in the 200 free (1:54.19). Tina Gretlund continues her improvement. Gretlund took second in both the 200 IM (2:09.13) and the 200 butterfly (2:05.39)
"This has been our best race so far this season," said head swim coach Dorsey Tierney. The Hoosiers improved in seven events, just from last weekend.
In the men's competition the Hoosiers beat Kentucky 133-110.
The Hoosiers started strong by taking first and second in the opening event, the 400 Medley Relay. Joe Trent was a double winner for IU. Trent took first in the 1000 free (9:26.74), and in the 200 IM (1:55.09). He also took second in the 500 free (4:37.84).
"Joe Trent had a tough double in the beginning [of the meet]," head coach Kris Kirchner remarked. "He really surprised UK. Joe could have won the double."
Other top performers for the Hoosiers were Ken Ackermann, the 200 back winner (1:53.91), and David Schulze, the 200 breaststroke winner (2:07.02). Kirchner was pleased with his team's first outing, but noted that they still have work to do.
On the diving front, Ryan Kosanic was a double winner taking the top spots in both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard events. Kosanic tallied a 351.67 in 1-meter, and a 367.65 in the 3-meter event.
"Ryan had a personal record today," head diving coach Dr. Jeff Huber noted. "He's not too far off from our dual meet record. He's been training well and can improve."
The Hoosiers won seven of 13 events, including a 1-2 punch in the 200 IM, the 200 back, and the 1-meter diving.
Courtesy: University of Indiana