Hawkeyes To Host Minnesota

Oct. 17, 2005

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THIS WEEK — The Iowa men and women’s teams will be hosting Minnesota, Friday at the Fieldhouse Pool. The co-ed meet will begin at 4 p.m. and is open to the public, free of charge.

ON MINNESOTA — The Golden Gopher men’s team will open its season against Iowa. The women’s team opened its season by traveling to Kansas. They defeated the Jayhawks, of 168-132.

LAST WEEK — The University of Iowa men and women’s swimming teams opened their seasons last week at Wisconsin. The Hawkeyes competed against the Wisconsin Badgers and the Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers. Both teams lost to the Badgers, the women by 164-78 and the men by 162-80. Both teams were strong in defeating the Panthers. The women by 172-71 and the men by 163-78. With the split, Iowa’s record is now 1-1 (0-1 Big Ten) for both the men and women.

Freshman Nick Divan took top honors in the 1000 Yard Free with a time of 9:36.71 and senior Trevor Haley finished fourth with a time of 10:00.58. Sophomore Dragos Agache took first in the 200 Yard Breast with a time of 2:07.79 with teammate, junior Paul Divan, coming in third at 2:10.81. Freshman diver Drew DeLashmutt took the top score in the one meter competition with a 243.90. Freshman Adam Walker came in sixth at 219.19.

For the women, senior Katie Martin took first in the 100 Yard Free with a time of 52.42; teammates Karen Kelly, Robin Samples and Jeni Sanderson came in at sixth (54.32), seventh (55.27) and ninth (56.03) respectively. Senior diver Nancilea Underwood was first in the one meter competition with a score of 307.35. Freshman Meghan Sievertsen was eighth with 187.35, sophomore Aimee Moylan ninth with 172.80 and junior Nicole Nemmers was 12th at 152.25.

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 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.