Hawkeye Men Set To Take On Purdue

Nov. 5, 2007

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THIS WEEK — The Iowa men’s swimming team will continue the regular season when it hosts the Purdue Boilermakers in Iowa City. The meet will begin Friday at 5 p.m. in the Fieldhouse Pool. The women’s team does not compete this week. Their next meet will be November 16th at Kirksville, MO against Truman State.

ON PURDUE — The Purdue men are one of seven Big Ten men’s swimming teams currently ranked at number 14 nationally. The Boilermakers will come to Iowa City with a 3-0 record after beating 22nd ranked Texas A&M in a two day dual and 17th ranked Notre Dame. Competing in the Fieldhouse Pool will be their first Purdue’s first road test of the season.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS — The Hawkeyes hold a 30-16 all-time dual meet advantage against Purdue. The last meeting against the Boilermakers came in the 2004-05 season when Purdue downed the Hawkeyes 208-86 at Indiana. LAST WEEK — The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team was in Lincoln, NE on Saturday to compete in a double dual against Nebraska and Nevada-Reno. The Hawkeyes lost to Nebraska, 170-130 and to Nevada by a score of 158-142. The losses dropped the women’s team to 1-4 overall and 1-2 in Big Ten competition.

Swimming to first place finishes for Iowa was sophomore Julie deBruin in the 50 freestyle (23.95) and junior Alison Gschwend in the 200 backstroke (2:04.44). Gschwend also took second in the 100 backstroke (57.97). The Hawkeye 400 yard freestyle relay team of Gschwend, Christine Kuczek, deBruin, and Kelsie Neubauer also took top honors. Junior Ashley Dell was good enough for two second place finishes in the 1,000 (10:26.19) and 500 (5:05.50) freestyle as well as freshman Katarina Tour in the 200 IM (2:08.25). The diving team was led by sophomore Deidre Freeman who picked up a second place finish in the one-meter diving competition (295.85).

The men’s team did not compete last week.

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