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March 1, 2013


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- Sophomore Kourosh Ahani broke the 100 fly school record (47.24) with a time of 47.19 in the preliminaries and will compete in tonight's final as the number one seed on the third day of the Big East Championships at Indiana University Natatorium.

Also making the finals as a number one seed was Adam Maczewski.  Maczewski competed in the 100 back and finished with a time of 48.06.

David Sweeney and Jonathan Lierley will also be joining the men in the finals. Sweeney placed third in the 200 free with a time of 1:37.25.  Lierley placed sixth in the 100 fly clocking in at 48.78.

For the women, Joanna Budzis will return to the finals again tonight in the 400 IM.  The senior swam a 4:18.81 to finish third in the race.  Also in the finals for the women are sophomore Dani des Tombe and senior Kelsey Herbst. They will both compete in the 200 free. Des Tombe finished second with a time of 1:48.87 while Herbst placed fifth with a 1:49.53.

Junior Renee Deschenes will also join the women in the finals in the 100 back.  She placed sixth with a time of 55.42.  Deschenes will also swim in the 100 fly consolation.  Competing in the 100 breast final this evening will be Cam Dixon.  She finished eighth with a time of 1:02.28.

For the diving team, Aaron Snyder will advance to the finals in the 3M board with a score of 297.85.  Snyder placed sixth in the event. Harris Bergman, Erik Moore and Tyler Matheny also competed in the 3M board.  The three placed 12th, 13th and 14th respectively in the preliminaries and will compete in the consolation final.

Several Panthers will swim in the consolation finals tonight including Veronica Lee, Tatyanna Sarjeant, Tamara Lelli and Yolandi Van Der Merwe for the women. 

The men consist of Rick Mack, Martin Vogel, Alexander Rodenkirk, Avery Warrington, Hussein Medhat-Mohamed, Otto Pagel, Sean Heiden, Luke Nosbisch, Connor O'Prey, Robert Power and Joe Notarianni.

The finals will begin tonight at 6 p.m..  Taking place will be the men's 3M dive, 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 fly, 100 breast, 100 back and 400 medley relay.

Fans can follow live results and watch the Swimming and Diving Big East Championships through on the Championship Central Page

Kourosh Ahani Breaks 100 Fly Record

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