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Kyle McGinnis

Men's Swimming & Diving Jake Renie, Sports Info Assistant

Excellence Continues on Day Two at House of Champions

INDIANAPOLIS – After five UIndy team records were broken by the men and the women on Friday night, the Greyhound squads came out on day two for another strong showing on Saturday. In total, seven team records have been broken so far (one has been broken twice during the weekend), and recorded two more for the day. The women are currently placed fifth in the invitational standings, and the men stand proudly at second overall with one day left in the invite.

The men started the meet hot as they dominated the field in the 200 medley relay. The squad that consisted of Rodrigo Codo Berti, Jan Zuchowicz, Antonio Milin, and Victor Antonon touched the wall at a time of 1:28.94. That time gave the Greyhounds an NCAA qualifying time in the event, obtaining it by almost a whole second.

Junior-captain Darian Murray stepped up next and obtained a B-cut of her own, dropping a :55.63 time in the women's 100 fly. That race awarded her a ninth place finish overall. The men then created more B-cuts on some superb swims, as freshman Kael Yorke (:48.53) and junior Ante Lucev (:48.79) went one-two at the finish for the Greyhounds.

Senior George Oancea was the next Greyhound to obtain a B-cut, this time coming on his 3:59.97 time in the men's 400 IM. In the very next event, Krystal Caylor continued to have a stellar meet, where she snagged another B-cut in the women's 200 free. Her third-place, 1:50.12 finish was almost three and a half seconds under the time standard.

Three more B-cuts came around in the men's 200 free, as senior Guilherme Zavaneli secured the third victory of the night on his 1:37.06 swim. Sophomore Adam Rosipal also stayed under the cut, as his 1:39.01 time placed him fifth overall in the event. Senior Vitor Botana was the final Greyhound to get a B-cut in the event, as he placed seventh overall on a time of 1:39.33.

In one of the most memorable moments so far in the meet, the Greyhound men established their dominance as they placed first, second, and third in a DI-heavy men's 100 breast. Jan Zuchowicz officially holds the new UIndy record on his :53.51 victory, as TJ Leseure swam :53.91 this morning for second place, and freshman Antonio Milin touched at :54.95 for third. All three men snagged B-cuts in the event.

Earlier in the morning, Izzi Clark stepped up big and claimed the women's 100 back record, dropping a :55.58 time in the event. The record was previously set by teammate Edda Skoric last night, who ended up placing fourth overall on her :56.06 swim. Both Greyhounds received a B-cut in their races. Rodrigo Codo Berti continued his outstanding meet with another B-cut swim, as he dropped a second place finish in the men's 100 back, timing in at a :48.04.

The Greyhounds finished day two with a second place finish in the men's 800 free relay. Their 6:35.81 time gave them their final national cut of the night. Adam Rosipal, Vitor Botana, Victor Antonon, and Guilherme Zavaneli was the squad who competed in the event.

FRIDAY
The Greyhounds started day one of House of Champions with five school records broken, one meet record, sixteen B-cuts, three relay cuts, and one A-cut. Stefanie Haholiades, Izzi Clark, Sloan Sizemore, and Kirsten Votava broke the 200 free relay record at UIndy on a time of 1:33.14. Victor Antonon, Jan Zuchowicz, Ante Lucev, and Guilherme Zavaneli obtained a victory in the men's 200 free relay at a 1:21.89 finish.

As the 500 free swims came next, Laura Boardman, Danielle Wood, Katie Thomas, and Melanie Arnold all received B-cuts for the women. Cody Liske snagged his own B-cut in the men's event, as Adam Rosipal secured his ticket to the NCAA Championships on an A-cut, school record, meet record, 4:21.38 swim. Krystal Caylor continued the record-breaking train by taking the women's 200 IM with a 2:02.32 swim. She obtained a B-cut as well as Rodrigo Codo Berti (1:47.66) and Antonio Milin (1:48.53) for the men's 200 IM.

Freshman Kirsten Votava placed her name in the UIndy record-books in the women's 50 free, setting a B-cut swim of :23.36. Stefanie Haholiades, Izzi Clark, Johanna Buys, and Sloan Sizemore also obtained cuts in the event. For the men, Victor Antonon, Jan Zuchowicz, and Ante Lucev slapped the wall with B-cut standards in the men's 50 free as well.

The women kicked off the final relays of the day on a national cut in the 400 medley relay, as Clark, Alaina Joyce, Darian Murray, and Caylor hit the wall at a 3:49.32 time. The men answered with a national cut of their own in the event, as Codo Berti, Zuchowicz, Brady Stabler, and Zavaneli came into the finish at a time of 3:16.06 to finish.

The Greyhounds will compete in the final day of the House of Champions Invitational on Sunday, November 18th. Prelims will start at 10:00 AM EST, and Finals will continue at 5:00 PM EST.
 
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