Hawkeyes Set To Kick Off Season

Oct. 10, 2005

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IOWA CITY – THIS WEEK — The men’s and women’s teams will be traveling to Madison, Wisconsin to take on the University of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The meet will be co-ed and will start at 4 p.m.

ON WISCONSIN — The Wisconsin men’s and women’s teams both opened its season by defeating Wisconsin-Green Bay. The men won by a score of 140-95 and the women were victorious by a score of 154-83.

ON WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE — Both the Men’s and Women’s teams opened its seasons at the Dennis Stark Relays hosted by the University of Notre Dame. The men finished fourth in the seven team field with 102 points. The Panthers had three 3rd place and five 4th place finishes. The women finished fifth in the eight team field with 94 points. The Panthers had one 3rd place and two 4th place finishes

LAST WEEK — The University of Iowa Men’s and Women’s Swimming teams competed in the annual Black & Gold Intrasquad meet Saturday afternoon at the Fieldhouse Pool. The event was close throughout and came down to the last relay to decide the winner. The Gold Team won the final relay to secure the victory.

Freshman Ashley Dell won three events, including the first two women’s individual events of the afternoon. Dell posted winning times in the 1000 free (10:25.11), 200 free (1:55.95) and the 500 free (5:07.84). Junior Emmy Haeger finished first in both the 50 free (24.51) and 200 breast (2:24.68).

Freshman Nick Divan won the 200 free (1:45.32) and 500 free (4:43.36) while sophomore Dragos Agache posted first place times in the 50 free (22.55) and 200 breast (2:08.98).

The teams split the relay events, each winning two. The Gold team won the women’s 200 yard medley and 400 free relay while the Black team won the men’s 200 yard medley and 400 free relay.

HEAD COACH Marc Long — Marc Long is in his second season as head coach for the University of Iowa swimming team. He served two seasons as the Iowa women’s assistant coach (2003-04) before taking over the helm for the 2004-05 season. He also served as the Hawkeye men’s assistant coach from 1998-2001.

DIVING COACH Bob Rydze — Bob Rydze is in his 31st year as diving coach of the men and women’s teams at the University of Iowa. He is the dean of Big Ten swimming and diving coaches. During his tenure with the Hawkeyes, Rydze has coached 29 all-Americans, nine Big Ten and one NCAA Champion.