Hoosiers release three A-Cuts in midseason finale

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – It was a night of memorable moments for Indiana swimming and diving as the Hoosiers produced three automatic qualifiers for the 2023 NCAA Championships and set a program record on the final night of competition at the Ohio State Fall Invitational Saturday (Nov. 19) at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.

It began in the first final of the evening session when Ching Hwee Gan and sophomore Mariah Denigan battled it out in the 1,650-yard freestyle, posting NCAA B-cut times of 16:05.69 and 16:08.72, respectively . Senior Mikey Calvillo clocked a B-Cut 14:53.70 and placed third in the men’s race.

Sophomore Anna Peplowski earned her third individual victory of the week in the 200-yard backstroke after becoming only the fourth Hoosier woman to ever clock 1:52 in the event. Her time, 1:52.00, beat her previous career best (1:53.04) by over a second. Classmate Elyse Heiser achieved her third top 10 finish of the meet in the same race, finishing sixth with a 1:55.80 and earning a B cut. Senior Brendan Burns reclaimed IU’s 200 win, going 1:40.66.

In the 100-yard freestyle, the Hoosier men finished fourth, fifth and sixth via senior Van Matthew (42.60), Rafael Miroslaw (42.78) and Junior Gavin Wight (42.83). Freshman Kristina Paegle continued her solid week with a second-place finish in the women’s race with a 48.15.

IU’s breaststroke group stole the show. In the Women’s 200m Breaststroke A Final, Senior Noelle Peplowski beat her provisional time by more than three seconds and hit a 2:05.52, automatically qualifying her for the national meeting. The swim made Peplowski the second fastest woman at the event in the history of the program, behind the only Olympian Lili King. The senior was one of four Hoosier A finalists in the women’s race, sophomore Brearna Crawford (2:09.41) finished fourth, senior Mackenzie Looze (2:10.96) was fifth and Catherine Graham (2:15.11) was tenth.

The IU men took three of the top four places in the 200-meter breaststroke. Sophomore Josh Matheny (1:51.68) and Junior Jassen Yep (1:53.17) went 1-2 and Junior Maxwell Reich (1:53.69) was not far behind in fourth place. The trio represented the top three qualifiers from the prelims and all finished in the top four in Friday’s 100-yard event.

Freshmen Katie Forrester and Lily Hann impressed in the women’s 200-yard butterfly, finishing third and fourth with times under 1:58. Junior Tomer Frankel won the men’s event with a 1:42.72 mark, while junior transfer Armando Vegas finished fourth with a 1:45.77.

Sophomores Quinn Henninger and Carson Tyler hosted a masterclass on the platform Saturday night and took first and second place. Henninger won with a score of 416.55 and had three jumps better than 70 points. His teammate was just behind with a total of 412.65, not scoring less than 64 in any of his six attempts.

The Hoosier women finished the meet with a program record and an NCAA A-cut in the 400 freestyle relay. The quartet of Anna Peplowski, senior Ashley Turak, junior Ella Ristic and Paegle clocked a time of 3:13.45 to break the previously set mark Morgan Scott, Christine Jensen, Shelby Koontz and Bailey Andison, who ran 3:14.32 in 2019. On lane four, the Hoosiers were five to 300 yards behind Ohio State by a split second. Freshman Paegle, with OSU senior Amy Fulmer right beside her, outperformed her opponent with a lightning-fast 47.07 split in the anchor leg to claim the win. Her time would have been the third fastest split time at the national meeting last season.

The men followed with their own A-cut and a relay win, ended by Rafael Miroslaw’s 41.57 sophomore anchor.

TEAM RESULTS
Women

1. Ohio State – 2,496
2. Indiana – 2,316.50
3. Kentucky—1,984
4. Virginia Tech – 1,236
5.UCLA – 1,004.50
6. Notre Dame – 986
7. Yale-906
8. Ohio – 478.50
9th Navy – 419.50
10. Cincinnati—410
11. Basswood – 301
12. Pittsburgh – 98
13. Miami – 32

men

1. Ohio State – 2,555.50
2. Indiana – 2,422.50
3. Notre Dame – 1,586.50
4.Virginia Tech—1,523
5. Kentucky – 1,028.50
6. Cincinnati—934
7. Yale – 910.50
8. Basswood – 632
9. Miami – 221.50
10. Pittsburgh – 213
11. Kenyon College – 39

RESULTS

Platform Diving for Women – 5 dives

10. Megan Carter – 225.55 (NCAA zone qualifier)
11. Morgan Casey – 221.35

Platform diving for men

1. Quinn Henninger – 416.55 (NCAA zone qualifier)
2. Carson Tyler – 412.65 (NCAA zone qualifier)

1,650 Freestyle
Women

1. Ching Hwee Gan – 16:05.69 (NCAA B-cut)
2. Mariah Denigan – 16:08.72 (NCAA B-cut)
11. Maggie Wallace – 16:43.12
26. Katie Carson – 17:04.06

men

3. Mikey Calvillo – 14:53.70 (NCAA B-cut)
9. Warren Briggs – 15:08.63 (NCAA B-cut)
12. Mason Carlton – 15:18.39 (NCAA B-cut)
25. Jackson Carlile – 15:38.80

200 backstroke
Women

1. Anna Peplowski – 1:52.00 (NCAA B average)
6. Elyse Heiser – 1:55.80 (NCAA B average)
10. Mya DeWitt – 1:59.11
16. Mariah Denigan—1:57–42
18. Kacey McKenna – 1:57.49

men

1. Brendan Burns – 1:40.66 (NCAA B-cut)
5. Kai Van Westering – 1:42.87 (NCAA B average)
17. Logan Graham—1:47.69
19. Tristan DeWitt – 1:47.97
20. Joseph Radde-1:48.16
23. Alejandro Kincaid—1:48.16

100 freestyle
Women

2. Kristina Paegle – 48.15 (NCAA B average)
7. Ashley Turak – 49.15 (NCAA B-cut)
9. Ella Ristic – 49.74
15. Dominika Kossakowska – 50.29
18. Aislinn Holder – 50.83
27. Chiok Sze Yeo – 50.88
30. Elizabeth Broshears – 51.16

men

4. Van Matthew – 42.60 (NCAA B-cut)
5. Rafael Miroslaw – 42.78 (NCAA B average)
6. Gavin Wight – 42.83 (NCAA B-cut)
10. Finn Brooks – 43.70
17. Luke Barr – 10/44
18 Jack Franzman – 44.27
32. Jacob Destrampe—44:68

200 breaststroke
Women

1. Noelle Peplowski – 2:05.52 (NCAA A-cut)
4. Brearna Crawford – 2:09.41 (NCAA B-cut)
5. Mackenzie Looze – 2:10.96 (NCAA B-cut)
10. Catherine Graham—2:15.11
20. Kabria Chapman – 2:17.19
30. Avery Spade—2:19.95

men

1. Josh Matheny – 1:51.68 (NCAA B-cut)
2. Jassen Yep – 1:53.17 (NCAA B-cut)
4. Maxwell Reich – 1:53.69 (NCAA B average)
14. Harry Herrera—1:59.15
39. Jack Kimmelshue – 2:05.45

200 butterfly
Women

3. Katie Forrester – 1:57.57 (NCAA B-cut)
4. Lily Hann – 1:57.91 (NCAA B-cut)
10. Cat Minic – 2:00.54

men

1. Tomer Frankel – 1:42.72 (NCAA B-cut)
4. Armando Vegas – 1:45.77 (NCAA B-cut)
12. Drew Rider—1:47.27

400 Freestyle Relay
Women

1. Anna Peplowski (48.73), Ashley Turak (48.43), Ella Ristic (49.22), Kristina Paegle (47.07) – 3:13.45 (program record, NCAA A Cut)
8th. Noelle Peplowski (50.37), Mackenzie Looze (49.15), Dominika Kossakowska (50.00), Aislinn Holder (50.27) – 3:19.79
14. Mya DeWitt (51.06), Chiok Sze Yeo (51.54), Elizabeth Broshears (50.22), Mia Ristic (50.77) – 3:23.59
32. Sydney Turner (52.58), Catherine Wrede (51.64), Avery Williams (52.55), Grace Pangburn (53.06) – 3:29.83

men

1. Van Matthew (42.36), Gavin Wight (42.80), Tomer Frankel (42.78), Rafael Miroslaw (41.57) – 2:49.51 (NCAA A Cut)
8. Brendan Burns (44.10), Luke Barr (44.19), Jack Franzman (44.26), Finn Brooks (43.95) – 2:56.50
11. Jacob Destrampe (44.43), Alex Stone (44.08), Joseph Radde (44.15), Tristan DeWitt (45.18) – 2:57.84

NEXT

The Hoosiers will wrap up the fall portion of their season on December 2 with a home game against Cincinnati at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatics Center.

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