Dec. 6, 2008
COLUMBIA, MO – The Iowa swimming and diving team concluded the second day of competition tonight at the Missouri Invitational. The Hawkeye men and women are both currently in second place, with both teams trailing Mizzou in a fierce battle for the top spot. The Iowa women, finishing second in the first day of competition yesterday as well, scored 364 today to bring their total to 685. The Iowa men also had another strong day of competition, scoring 312 points today and bringing their total to 626 overall.
The Hawkeyes kept up their winning form in relay events for the second day in a row. Danielle Carty, Katarina Tour, Daniela Cubelic and Julie deBruin took first in the 200 medley relay in 1:42.43 while Richard Salhus, Paul Gordon, Nick Divan and Conor Dwyer teamed up for the Hawkeye men to take the top spot in the 800 free relay, touching the wall in 6:35.62. Another top relay finish for the Iowa women came in the 800 free relay when Cubelic, Christine Kuczek, Verity Hicks and Ashley Dell finished second in the event (7:32.76).
In addition to anchoring the winning 800 free relay team, Dwyer claimed an individual first place win in the 200 free. Dwyer finished the race in 1:36.34, taking first and finishing two seconds ahead of Mizzou’s Cameron Sellers. Frank Van Dijkhuizen represented the Iowa divers, finishing second in the 3 meter competition with a score of 346.60.
In women’s action, Tour earned the top finish in the 100 breast with a time of 1:03.21. Cubelic competed in an intense race in the 100 back, finishing second in 55.44 in a narrow defeat to Drury’s Janelle Slattery.
The Hawkeyes will compete in the third and final day of the Missouri Invitational tomorrow. Preliminaries will begin at 10 am CT, with the finals starting at 4 pm CT at the Mizzou Aquatics Center.