Hawkeyes Fall to Spartans

Oct. 30, 2004

EAST LANSING. MI – The University of Iowa men’s swimming and diving team fell to Michigan State 162-125 at the Charles McCaffree Pool, located in the IM West Building. With the loss Iowa falls to 0-2 (0-2 Big Ten), while Michigan State improves to 1-1 (1-0 Big Ten) this season.

Despite the loss the Hawkeyes had several strong performances. Iowa was led by junior Andrei Ciurca. Ciurca came away with victories in two individual events along with being a member on a victorious Hawkeye relay team. The junior came in with a time of 51.65 in the 100 backstroke to finish the event in first, teammate Eric Hahn finished right behind Ciurca in second with a time of 52.06. Ciurca also took first in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:52.69. Sophomore Steven Medaglia also collected two victories for the Hawkeyes. Medaglia took first in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:54.37. Medaglia came in with a time of 1:56.21 in the 200 individual medley to finish with another first place finish. The Hawkeyes’ 200 freestyle relay teams went one-two with times of 1:26.31 and 1:28.55. The winning team consisted of Alex Boyce, Konrad Kazmierczak, Andrei Ciurca and Bryan Rowland.

The Hawkeyes will compete back at home this Friday November 5th against Notre Dame at the UI Fieldhouse Pool. Competition will begin at 5 p.m., admission to the event is free.