Hawkeyes Head to Ohio State Invite

Nov. 28, 2005

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THIS WEEK — The Iowa men and women’s swimming team will be traveling to Ohio State this weekend for the Ohio State Invitational. Competition is scheduled Friday through Sunday in the McCorkle Aquatics Pavilion.

OHIO STATE INVITATIONAL — Men’s teams competing in this years Invitational are host Ohio State, Iowa, Kenyon College, Michigan State, Minnesota and Penn State. The women’s teams competing are the host Buckeyes and Iowa, along with Bowling Green, Illinois, Michigan State, Minnesota and Penn State. Teams sending only diving participants include the Arizona State, Florida, Miami (Fla.) and Purdue. Following is a schedule of events for the weekend:

Swimming: Prelims/Finals-Noon/6 p.m.
Diving: 2 p.m./7 p.m.
200 Freestyle Relay
500 Freestyle
200 Individual Medley
50 Freestyle
Women’s 1-Meter
Men’s 3-Meter
400 Medley Relay

Swimming: Prelims/Finals-11 a.m./6 p.m.
Diving: 1 p.m./7 p.m.
200 Medley Relay
400 Individual Medley
100 Butterfly
200 Freestyle
100 Breaststroke
100 Backstroke
Women’s 3-Meter
Men’s 1-Meter
800 Freestyle Relay

Swimming: Prelims/Finals-10 a.m./3 p.m.
Diving: Prelims and Finals-Noon
1,650 Freestyle
200 Backstroke
100 Freestyle
200 Breaststroke
200 Butterfly
Men and Women’s Platform Diving
400 Freestyle Relay

LAST COMPETITION — The University of Iowa men and women’s swimming teams traveled to Truman State on November 11. Both teams came away with victories. The men won 176.5-82.5, while the women won 142.5-119.5. The men now stand at 2-3 (0-2 Big Ten), while the women are 3-3 (0-2 Big Ten).

The men dominated the Truman State, winning 13 of 14 events and finishing in a tie in the 50 yard freestyle. Freshman Nick Divan took first in the 1,000 free (9:43.02), 200 free (1:43.68) and 500 free (4:35.62). Sophomore Andrej Lenert finished first in the 100 and 200 backstroke. Fellow sophomore Dragos Agache also had two first place finishes. He won the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke. Senior Trevor Haley won the 200 yard butterfly (1:55.75) and the 200 yard individual medley (1:57.10); he also placed second in the 1,000 yard freestyle (10:03.79) and a tie for second in the 100 yard butterfly (53.41).

The women took first place in 10 of 14 events. Senior Kelly Werner had three first place finishes, the 100 and 200 yard backstroke and the 100 yard butterfly. Fellow senior Erica Noah also finished first in the 200 and 500 yard freestyle. Junior Emmy Haeger placed first in the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke.

HEAD COACH Marc Long — Marc Long is in his second season as head coach for the University of Iowa women and first for the men. He served two seasons as the Iowa women’s assistant coach (2003-04) before taking over. He also served as a 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 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.