Amy Hughes, NCAA.com
For the first time since the 1998-99 season, the No. 14 Indiana men’s swimming and diving team posted a dual meet victory against No. 8 Michigan with a 163-137 win in Bloomington, Ind., on Jan. 8. It was also the Wolverines first Big Ten dual meet loss since Jan. 27, 2007 (a loss to Northwestern).
Indiana won 10 of the 16 events, including 1-3 sweeps in both diving events and the 500 freestyle. Michigan went 1-4 in the 100 fly, but it was not enough to take the dual victory.
A number of NCAA “B” standards were posted in the dual, including Michigan’s 200 medley relay team, IU’s Illya Larin in the 1,650 freestyle, Indiana’s Titus Knight in the 200 freestyle, the top three finishers in the 50 freestyle and 200 IM, IU’s Ryan Hinshaw in the 500 free and both school’s top squads in the 400 free relay.
Need to Know
• In a dual meet featuring two of the nation’s top-10 Division III teams, Amherst defeated bitter rival Williams, 132-111, marking the fourth consecutive year that the visiting team won the men’s dual meet between these two schools. The dual featured two NCAA individual champions in senior Alex Fraser (200 Free, 500 Free) and junior Ryan Lichtenfels (1,650 Free), both from Amherst.
• South Carolina’s men improved to 5-0 for the first time in school history (1-0 SEC) with a pair of dual-meet wins against Kentucky (189.5-110.5) and College of Charleston (251-47) on Friday in Columbia.
• More than 120 divers competed in the Tennessee Diving Invitational last weekend. Vols senior Michael Wright claimed the 1-meter on the first day. Wright continued his success, finishing second on the 3-meter and fourth on the platform.
• Arizona redshirt junior Cory Chitwood was named the Pac-10 Men’s Swimmer of the Month. He won the 100 and 200 backstroke, 200 IM and 400 medley relay at the Texas Invitational, posting two NCAA “A” standards. Chitwood is the 2010 NCAA Champion in the 200 backstroke. He currently holds the nation’s top time in that event.
• Glen Dworsky of Ripon was named the Midwest Conference Men’s Performer of the Week as he was part of four first-place finishes in the Red Hawks defeat of Carroll on Saturday. He won the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke with times of 23.76 and 57.59, respectively.
Texas (defending national champion), Arizona, Stanford, California and Florida hold the top five spots in the Jan. 12 CollegeSwimming.com/CSCAA Division I poll. … In Division II, defending NCAA Champion Drury holds the top spot in that poll, followed by Missouri S&T, Grand Valley State, Ashland and Wayne State. … 31-time defending champion Kenyon holds all 16 first-place votes in the Jan. 12 CollegeSwimming.com/CSCAA Division III poll. The Lords are followed by Emory, Denison, Johns Hopkins and MIT in the top-five.