Wolverines Best Indiana, Fall to Texas in Double-Dual Meet

Oct. 30, 2010

Site: Bloomington, Ind. (Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center)
Score: Michigan 188, Indiana 182; Texas 211.5, Michigan 150.5
Records: U-M (2-2, 1-1 Big Ten), Indiana (2-2, 1-1 Big Ten), Texas (3-0)
Next U-M Event: Fri-Sat., Nov. 5-6 -- at Stanford, vs. Florida (Palo Alto, Calif.), 4 p.m./9 a.m. PDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The University of Michigan women's swimming and diving team picked up a win over defending Big Ten champion Indiana, 188-182, but fell to Texas, 211.5-150.5, in a two-day double-dual meet that wrapped up Saturday morning (Oct. 30) at IU's Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center. Texas defeated Indiana, 189-173, to complete the meet.

The Maize and Blue had two individual winners and a relay win on the second day of competition. Sophomore Mattie Kukors (Auburn, Wash./Mountainview) won the 200-yard backstroke in a time of 2:00.26, while classmate Adrienne Bicek (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove North) claimed the 200-yard butterfly title in a "B" standard time of 1:58.56. In the 400-yard freestyle relay, Michigan's "A" team of senior Natasha Moodie (Miramar, Fla./Miramar), sophomore Deirdre Jones (Nashville, Tenn./University School of Nashville), Bicek and Kukors won the event with a 3:24.40 time, which also is a "B" standard.

Michigan had five swimmers in the top 10 of the 200-yard breaststroke, including freshman Angela Chokran (St. Elgin, Ill./St. Charles North), who finished runner-up with a time of 2:18.25. The Wolverines also had the runner-up in the 100-yard freestyle, as Moodie's time of 50.29 was just behind Texas' Kelsey Amundsen. Junior Amanda Lohman (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) was Michigan's top diver on the platform, finishing third with a score of 247.25.

Michigan improves to 19-8 all-time against Indiana. The Wolverines will face the Hoosiers later in the season, as the two teams will meet back in Bloomington on Jan. 8.

The Maize and Blue returns to the pool next weekend for a second two-day double-dual meet, when it faces Florida and Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif. The meet will begin on Friday (Nov. 6) at 4 p.m. PDT and conclude on Saturday (Nov. 7) at 9 a.m. PDT. Florida is the defending national champion, while Stanford was the 2010 runner-up.

Team Scores (Final)
MICHIGAN 188, Indiana 182
Texas 211.5, MICHIGAN 150.5
Texas 189, Indiana 173

Event Winners/U-M Finishers (Day Two)

1,650-yard Freestyle
 1. Leah Gingrich, Texas        16:39.39#
 7. Courtney Beidler, U-M       17:26.00
 8. Kally Fayhee, U-M           17:35.45
10. Megan Craig, U-M            17:57.73
200-yard Backstroke
 1. Mattie Kukors, U-M          2:00.26
 7. Liz Johnson, U-M            2:01.69
 9. Ashley Cohagen, U-M         2:02.51
11. Sam Pearson, U-M           x2:04.94
14. Erin Cameron, U-M          x2:12.17
 -- Genevieve Aube, U-M        x2:16.47
100-yard Freestyle
 1. Kelly Amundsen, Texas         50.71
 2. Natasha Moodie, U-M           50.92
 5. Deirdre Jones, U-M            51.96
 8. Liz Koselka, U-M              52.32
 9. Katherine Carl, U-M          x52.52
11. Kristyne Cole, U-M           x52.95
200-yard Breaststroke
 1. Allysa Vavra, Indiana       2:18.09
 2. Angela Chokran, U-M         2:18.25
 4. Melissa Lang, U-M           2:20.14
 6. Julia Andracki, U-M         2:23.01
 8. Nikki Hubbard, U-M          2:27.68
10. Meredith Cote, U-M         x2:31.76
200-yard Butterfly
 1. Adrienne Bicek, U-M         1:58.56#
 3. Caitlin Dauw, U-M           2:02.90
 4. Val Barthelemy, U-M         2:05.23
 8. Kally Fayhee, U-M          x2:10.84
400-yard Freestyle Relay
 1. MICHIGAN "A"                3:24.40#
   (Natasha Moodie, Deirdre Jones,
    Adrienne Bicek, Mattie Kukors)
 3. MICHIGAN "B"                3:28.51
   (Liz Johnson, Liz Koselka,
    Katherine Carl, Caitlin Dauw)
 6. MICHIGAN "C"               x3:32.61
   (Kristyne Cole, Sam Pearson,
    Alexa Mehesan, Kally Fayhee)
 8. MICHIGAN "D"               x3:39.93
   (Erin Cameron, Courtney Beidler,
    Meredith Cote, Genevieve Aube)
Platform Diving
 1. Amy Cozad, Texas             279.50
 3. Amanda Lohman, U-M           247.25
 9. Erin Bridgewater, U-M        144.10
# NCAA consideration time
x exhibition swim

• Previous Results: Day One

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