Van Mathias Blasts 22.97 50 BR Split As Indiana Downs Cincinnati

Indiana versus Cincinnati

  • December 2, 2022
  • Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatics Center, Bloomington, IN
  • SCY (25 meters)
  • Results
  • Final results (exhibit floats to Indiana’s side):
    • men: Indiana defeated. Cincinnati 163-121
    • Women: Indiana defeated. Cincinnati 161-110

The Indiana Hoosiers hosted the Cincinnati Bearcats this afternoon. Indiana won decisively on both sides of the meet, despite having an unusual lineup and ending up competing in exhibition swimming.

The 6th-ranked Indiana men are now 4-1 for their season dual-meeting record, while the Cincinnati men advance to 1-3. The 9th-ranked Indiana women also improved their record to 4-1, and the Bearcat women are now 1-3.

meeting of men

The Indiana men opened the meet with a dominating performance in the 200 medley relay, taking the top two places. The ‘A’ Team of Brendan Burns (21.79), Van Matthew (22.97), Tom Frankel (20.25) and Jack Franzman (19.44) finished first with a time of 1:24.45.

Mathias’ breaststroke split is about half a second faster than the Ohio State Invite (23.49) two weeks ago, leaving him behind only Minnesota Max McHugh and auburns Reid Mikuta so far this season. Josh Matheny was the chest distance in the 200-medley relay last season at the Big Tens and NCAAs, with his best split being a 23.43. If Mathias continues as the breaststroke this season and repeats the split, Indiana could potentially move into the top five teams in the country at this event.

Mathias also clocked a personal best of over two seconds to win the 100 breaststroke with a 52.26, making him the second-fastest on the team this year behind Yes. He finished his match with a win in the 100m freestyle (42.74) and an 18.83 anchor leg in the 200m freestyle relay.

Indiana’s dominance in the breaststroke continued in the 200 breaststroke Max Reich swam a personal best of over a second and clocked a 1:52.35, the fifth fastest time in the country so far this season.

Cincinnati Jr Tommy Eaton won the 200 fly for the Bearcats when he beat Indianas Armando Vegas by less than a second to win in 1:45.35. teammate Collin Singler made the Cincinnati All-Time Top 10 list for the first time when he rose to 6th place in the 200 fly with a personal best of 1:47.73.

Other all-time top ten appearances for Cincinnati have been freshmen Ido Gal 1650 (15:18.95) move up to 7th place. Conner Funke and Drew Hawthorne improved from his current ranking as Funke dropped another .13 from 100 chest to 5th place (54.81) and Hawthorne defended 8th place in the 50 Free with 20.18.

meeting of women

On the women’s side of Indiana Maggie Wallace swept the distance events for the Hoosiers. She posted a 16:28.28 in the 1650, which is almost six seconds faster than the Ohio State Invite a few weeks ago. She also won the 500 in 4:51.04.

Indiana Kacey McKenna was also faster than the Ohio State Invite, winning the 100 back in 53.08. teammate Noelle Peplowski finished second with a best time of 54.20. Peplowski set another best time and won back the 200 with a 1:57.79.

Similar to the men, Indianas Brearna Crawford swept the breaststroke events for IU. She posted a 1:00.70 in the 100 and a 2:12.75 in the 200, beating Cincinnati Logan Lawhorn by almost seven seconds.

cincinnati Ella Chown moved up two spots on her 200-fly performance list as she clocked a personal best of 2:01.10 to finish 2nd behind IU’s Katie Forrester (1:58.36).

Freshman from Cincinnati Joleigh scream won the 100 fly in 54.16, which is just a few tenths off her personal best. She also placed 2nd in the 100 breaststroke with a 1:00.78, also a few tenths off her personal best.

Next, Cincinnati will head south to the CSCAA Open Water Championships in Florida before hosting Kenyon in January. Indiana is off for over a month before hosting Michigan in mid-January.