Oct. 13, 2006
IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa men and women’s swimming and diving team opened its regular season at home Friday night with a double-dual against the University of Wisconsin Badgers and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers. Half the events for the meet were run Friday night, with the Hawkeyes on both sides of the scoreboard. The Hawkeye men are leading the Panthers 137-66, but trail the Badgers 134-69. The Hawkeye women lead the Panthers 149-56, and trail the Badgers 159.5-44.5.
The Hawkeye men were led by sophomore Nick Divan, who won the 1,000 yard freestyle (9:33.65) and placed fourth in the 200 individual medley (1:57.36). Junior Dragos Agache took home first in the 100 breaststroke in 57.34. Freshman Frank Van Dijkhuizen won both the men’s one- and three-meter diving. His one-meter score of 283.00 topped teammate Michael Gilligan’s score of 262.40. Van Dijkhuizen’s score of 322.90 in the three-meter was well ahead of Gilligan’s 238.10; the two placed first and second in both events.
Senior Emmy Haeger led the Hawkeye women with a second place finish in the 100 yard breaststroke (1:05.83), and was on the 200 yard medley relay team that also placed second (1:48.08). Sophomore Ashley Dell picked up a second place in the 1,000 yard freestyle (10:16.48) for the Hawkeyes. Freshman Deidre Freeman won the women’s one-meter diving with 238.50, and teammate sophomore Meghan Sievertsen placed fourth in the three-meter at 179.65.
The University of Iowa men and women’s swimming team will continue the double-dual against Wisconsin and Wisconsin-Milwaukee at 10 a.m. Saturday morning at the University of Iowa Fieldhouse Pool. Home meets of the Hawkeyes are free to the public.
TEAM RESULTS AFTER FRIDAY
IOWA 69 Wisconsin 134
IOWA 137 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 66
Wisconsin 173.5 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 30.5
Women: IOWA 44.5 Wisconsin 159.5
IOWA 149 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 56
Wisconsin 176 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 29