Eighth-ranked Hoosiers sweep No. 7 Louisville led by Eric Ress
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Eighth-ranked Indiana made it a sweep of No. 7 Louisville on Friday night at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center. The men were 162-138 winners against the Cardinals.
In the 200-meter medley relay, James Wells, Cody Miller, Max Irwin and Anze Tavcar sprinted to victory with a time of one minute, 28.11 seconds.
Eric Ress surged ahead in the final lap of the 1,000 freestyle to win the 1,000 freestyle in 9:12.89. Grayson Smith third in 9:25.47.
Jackson Miller led the men in the 200 freestyle with a second-place finish, going 1:38.57.
Wells had a body-length lead in the 100 backtroke in a decisive 47.76 win in the men's race. Bob Glover took fourth in 50.37.
Steve Schmuhl (1:47.63) and Irwin (1:48.49) finished 1-2 for the men in the 200 butterfly.
Domination doesn't quite cover the men's performance on the 1-meter springboard as the Hoosiers took the top seven spots, led by Emad Abdelatif with a score of 364.28. Rounding out the top three were Joshua Arndt (336.98) and Darian Schmidt (331.58). In the women's 3-meter, IU's lone diver Kate Hillman took the title with a score of 313.20.
In switching boards, Hillman made it a sweep with an IM victory, scoring 294.75 points. The men took the top six spots on the 3-meter, with Schmidt winning in a score of 425.18. Joshua Arndt was second (364.13) and Andrew Hull third (338.48).
The men had a 1-2-3 finish in the 200 backstroke from Ress (1:44.53), Schmuhl (1:45.53) and Wells (1:46.83).
Ress added to his distance titles by winning the 500 free in 4:29.72. He led the IU sweep with Jackson Miller second (4:30.32) and Grayson Smith third (4:30.60).