Feb. 27, 2004
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – The University of Iowa men’s swimming team is currently in ninth place at the Big Ten Championships. The Hawkeyes compiled 150 team points after the second day of competition, while Minnesota is leading the competition with a score of 441.5.
The Hawkeyes had two swimmers make it to the group A final on Friday evening. Freshman Tomasz Dziedzic had the highest finish of all Iowa swimmers with a seventh place finish in the 100 butterfly. His time of 48.26 in the preliminaries was a new personal best. Sophomore Kevin Velleca placed eighth in the 100 backstroke with a personal best time of 48.86 in the preliminaries. Velleca broke his previous personal best time by nearly one second. Junior Timo Klami had another solid finish in his second diving event of the competition. Klami finished second in the three-meter diving competition after posting a score of 608.15.
Competition in West Lafayette will conclude tomorrow, starting with preliminaries at noon and finals at 7 p.m.