Iowa Swimmers Ready for Ohio State Invite

Nov. 26, 2007

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THIS WEEK — The Iowa men and women’s swimming and diving teams will head to Columbus, OH this weekend to compete in the Ohio State Invitational. The invite will start at 11 a.m. Friday and run through Sunday at the Bill and Mae McCorkle aquatic pavillion.

THE MEET — Along with Iowa, men’s teams competing will be Denver, #10 Minnesota, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Utah. Women’s teams joining the Hawkeyes will be Bowling Green, Denver, Illinois, Michigan State, #9 Minnesota, Ohio State, and Utah.

The Hawkeye diving team will be competing against Arizona State, Bowling Green, Denver, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Purdue, and Utah.

LAST YEAR — The Hawkeye men finished seventh out of 12 teams with a final score of 184. The women’s team finished fourth out of 12 teams with a score of 393.

LAST COMPETITION — The University of Iowa men and women’s swimming team was in Kirksville, MO on November 16 to face Truman State. The men’s team came away with a win over the NCAA Division II 13th ranked squad by a final score of 187-75. The women also won, (139-123), over the 9th ranked team. The wins improved the men’s record to 2-3 (1-3 Big Ten) and the women’s record to 2-4 (1-2 Big Ten).

Picking up first place finishes for the Hawkeyes were sophomore Brian Farris in the 200 (1:43.66) and 500 freestyle (4:47.77), freshman Conor Dwyer in the 50 (21.19) and 100 freestyle (46.00), freshman Max Dittmer in the 100 backstroke (52.94), sophomore Matt Ryan in the 100 breaststroke (59.75), sophomore Seth Wessels in the 200 butterfly (1:56.83), sophomore Wil Whaley in the 200 backstroke (1:55.77), and freshman Alex Dragon in the 200 breaststroke (2:12.96). Sophomore Margie Chamberlin had first place finishes in the 200 (2:06.18) and 100 butterfly (58.00) and sophomore Julie Feingold took top honors in the 100 (1:05.85) and 200 breastroke (2:24.02). Joining them with individual victories were junior Ashley Dell in the 1,000 freestyle (10:26.31), junior Alison Gschwend in the 200 backstroke (2:05.06), and freshman Katarina Tour in the 200 IM (2:10.29).

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