Oct. 28, 2006
EAST LANSING, MI – The University of Iowa’s men and women’s swimming and diving team faced the Michigan State Spartans Saturday afternoon in East Lansing, Michigan. The Hawkeye men defeated the Spartans 152-148 but the Iowa women fell, 159.5-140.5. The Hawkeye men improve their record to 2-2 (1-2 Big Ten), and the Iowa women drop to 1-3 (0-3 Big Ten).
Junior Dragos Agache led the Hawkeye men with wins in the 100 yard breaststroke (57.61) and 200 yard breaststroke (2:09.31). Sophomores James Dragon (200 Fly – 1:55.83), Nick Divan (500 Free – 4:36.92) and freshman Wil Whaley (200 Back – 1:52.72) all picked up event wins for the Hawkeyes. Freshman Michael Gilligan picked up his first collegiate victory in one-meter diving, with 310.80, and teammate Frank Van Dijkhuizen finished second with 304.57; both scores met NCAA regional qualifying standards. In three-meter diving, Van Dijkhuizen took first (328.65), while Gilligan came in second (326.78).
Senior Emmy Haeger led the Iowa women with wins in the 100 (1:05.93) and 200 breast (2:24.29). Sophomore Ashley Dell (1,000 Free – 10:17.65), and freshmen Margie Chamberlin (200 Fly – 2:06.68), Christine Kuczek (100 Free – 52.89) and Laura Mozdzen (100 Fly – 57.95) all added individual victories for the Hawkeyes. Iowa also swept the 400 medley relay (3:54.00) and the 200 free relay (1:36.87).
The Hawkeyes will return to action next weekend when they travel to Columbia, MO, to participate in the Mizzou Dual Meet Challenge, hosted by the University of Missouri. Along with Iowa and Missouri, Louisville, Drury, and Southern Illinois will be competing. Friday’s action starts at 5 p.m., Saturday at 9 a.m., and Sunday at 9 a.m. All meets will be held at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.
Michigan State 148 IOWA 152
Michigan State 159.5 IOWA 140.5