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Elkamash’s School Record Highlights Hoosier Effort at Winter Nationals

(Source: Indiana University Website) (Source: Indiana University Website)
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The Indiana University men’s and women’s swimming and diving team had a great showing at the 2016 AT&T Winter National Championships in Atlanta on Thursday.

Highlighting the Hoosiers’ effort was Marwan Elkamash, who set the Indiana school record in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:13.44. Elkamash’s great time just missed a NCAA A cut by 0.22 seconds. Elkamash was one of eight IU swimmers to make the A and B finals of the event.

In the A Final, Max Irwin placed second (4:18.51), while Jackson Miller was fourth (4:19.32). Adam Destrampe rounded out IU’s effort on the A Final, placing eighth with a time of 4:22.51.

In the B Final, Jack Collins placed third to finish 11th overall (4:23.41), while Matthew Anderson placed 12th (4:23.50) and Andrej Ivanovic finished 1th overall (4:24.93). Trey Hubbuch was 16th in a time of 4:25.46.

Vini Lanza also had a great showing on Thursday, winning the 200 IM with a time of 1:43.57, ranking him as the fourth-fastest swimmer in the event in IU history. Bob Glover took eighth overall with a time of 1:49.52.

Indiana also won the men’s 400 medley relay, as the team of Glover, Ian Finnerty, Lanza and Sam Lorentz touched the wall first with a time of 3:09.51. The IU team of Wilson Beckman, Levi Brock, Irwin and Oliver Patrouch were fourth overall with a mark of 3:13.82.

In the men’s 50 freestyle, Lorentz was Indiana’s top finisher, placing third in the A Final with a personal-best time of 19.70, ranking him as the fifth-fastest performer in the event at IU. Patrouch was fourth with a time of 19.78, while Josh Romany was eighth in the A Final with a time of 20.17, ranking him as the 17th-best swimmer in the event at Indiana. In the B Final, Anze Tavcar, was second to finish 10th overall with a time of 20.02.

On the women’s side for the Hoosiers at the AT&T Winter Nationals, Stephanie Marchuk placed third in the 50 freestyle with a personal-best time of 4:39.55, ranking her as the seventh-best swimmer in the event at IU. Freshman Cassie Jernberg was sixth in the A Final, touching the wall in a time of 4:45.03 that puts her 12th on IU’s all-time performer list.

In the women’s 200 IM, Bailey Pressey won the B Final to place ninth overall with a personal-best time of 1:57.81, putting her fifth on Indiana’s all-time performer list in the event. Rachel Matsumura took fourth in the B Final to take 12th with a personal-best mark of 2:00.36 that ranks her as the 16th-best performer in the event at IU.

Ali Rockett placed 15th overall for the Hoosiers in the 50 freestyle, touching the wall in a time of 23.01. Rockett’s personal-best mark ties her as the seventh-best performer in the event at Indiana.

In the 400 medley relay, the Hoosier team of Marie Chamberlain, Laura Morley, Gia Dalesandro and Rockett were third overall with a time of 3:37.71. The other IU team of Brooklyn Snodgrass, Mackenzie Atencio, Christine Jensen and Holly Spears were fourth with a time of 3:39.92.

The Indiana University men's and women's swimming and diving teams will continue at the AT&T USA Swimming Winter Nationals and at the Miami (OH) Invitational on Friday.

Courtesy: Indiana University Athletics
 

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