Dwyer and Whaley Place At Big Ten's


Feb. 29, 2008

Complete Results

ANN ARBOR, MI – The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team was in Ann Arbor, MI, for the second day of the 2008 Big Ten Swimming Championships. After the evening finals, the Hawkeyes are in ninth place with 148 points; Michigan leads with 742.5 points.

Iowa was led by freshman Conor Dwyer, who took fifth place in the 200 freestyle (1:37.07). His preliminary time of 1:36.44 is an NCAA provisional qualifying time, as well as the all-time fourth best mark in Iowa history. Sophomore Wil Whaley took tenth place in the 100 backstroke (49.52) and his career-best preliminary time of 49.31 was good enough for fifth best all-time at Iowa. The 800 freestyle relay team of freshman Richard Salhus, Dwyer, junior Andy Miner, and Whaley swam to a seventh place finish with Iowa’s ninth best all-time mark. The time of 6:33.95 also met NCAA provisional qualifying standards.

Iowa’s other place winner on the evening was sophomore Frank Van Dijkhuizen who placed 14th off the three-meter board with a score of 298.50.

1. Michigan 742.5
2. Indiana 602
3. Minnesota 469.5
4. Ohio State 458.5
5. Purdue 336.5
6. Northwestern 292
7. Wisconsin 242
8. Penn State 190
9. IOWA 148
10. Michigan State 111

200 Medley Relay
1. Indiana 1:25.85*A
(Hesen, Hehn, Patrick, Lenton)
9. IOWA 1:31.44
(Whaley, Hagan, Keeling, Dwyer)

400 Individual Medley
1. Alex Vanderkaay (Mich) 3:43.03*A

100 Butterfly
1. Ben Hesen (Ind) 46.38*A

200 Freestyle
1. Bobby Savulich (Mich) 1:35.40*B
5. Conor Dwyer (IOWA) 1:37.07*B

100 Breaststroke
1. Scott Spann (Mich) 52.69*A

100 Backstroke
1. Ben Hesen (Ind) 45.92*A
10. Wil Whaley (IOWA) 49.52

Three-Meter Diving
1. Landon Marzullo (Ind) 423.55
14. Frank Van Dijkhuizen (IOWA) 298.50

800 Freestyle Relay
1. Michigan 6:24.65*A
(Schultz, Clary, Barba, Vanderkaay)
7. IOWA 6:33.95*B
(Salhus, Dwyer, Miner, Whaley)

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