Oct. 25, 2004
THIS WEEK — The University of Iowa men’s swimming and diving team will travel to East Lansing, MI, to compete against Michigan State in a dual meet. Competition will begin at 12 p.m. (CT) at the Charles McCaffree Pool in the IM West Building. Both teams enter the competition 0-1 overall.
SCOUTING MICHIGAN STATE — Michigan State opened its dual season last weekend against a strong Kentucky squad. The Spartans fell to the Wildcats 151-86. Michigan State was led by a pair of juniors. Ian Clutten and David Habel both took first in individual events. Clutten took first in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:05.54, while Habel claimed victory in the 500 freestyle finishing in 4:46.35. In relay competition the Spartans claimed first in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:08.77.
LAST WEEK — The Iowa men’s swimming and diving team fell in its first dual meet of the season. The Hawkeyes lost to Wisconsin 208-138. Iowa was led by a pair of underclassman. Freshman Dragos Agache took first in the 200 breaststroke clocking in with a time of 2:07.52. Sophomore Steven Medaglia won the 200 butterfly, clocking in with a 1:53.45. The Hawkeyes also had a strong performance in the 200 medley relay, finishing first in a time of 1:32.97. The team consisted of junior Eric Hahn, senior Calvin Shelangoski, sophomore Mariusz Muras and junior Konrad Kazmierczak.
HEAD COACH John Davey — Former Hawkeye all-American John Davey is in his seventh year as head swim coach. He has an 18-33 overall mark at Iowa, going 8-4 last season. Davey is the only Big Ten athlete in any sport to ever be named conference Athlete of the Year in their sport four consecutive years. While at Iowa, Davey won 10 Big Ten titles and was a 10-time all-American. He is assisted by former Wisconsin all-American Robert Pinter.
DIVING COACH Bob Rydze — Bob Rydze is in his 30th year as diving coach of the men’s and women’s teams at the University of Iowa, and is the dean of Big Ten swimming and diving coaches.