Feb. 26, 2010
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COLUMBUS, OH- The University of Iowa men’s swimming and diving team finished its third day of competition at the Big Ten Championships. After three days of competition the team is in ninth-place with 149 points. Iowa is only six points behind Michigan State who sits in sixth place.
The third day of competition kicked off with the 400 IM. Freshman Donny Warren advanced to finals with a personal best time of 3:57.63. He placed 24th in the event. Freshman Byron Butler and junior Richard Salhus represented the Hawkeyes in the 100 fly. Butler placed 19th at finals and swam a personal best time of 49.03 at prelims. Salhus also swam a personal best time at prelims of 49.60. He placed 24th at finals.
Sophomore Paul Gordon placed fifth in the 200 free and posted a personal best time of 1:36.01. He has the highest individual finish for the Hawkeyes so far at the competition. Freshman Jordon Huff also swam the 200 free and took seventh place. He posted a personal best time of 1:36.76 at prelims.
The last individual races of the night were the 100 breast and 100 back. Senior Matt Ryan swam a season best time of 56.59 for 23rd place. Junior Max Dittmer swam two great races in the 100 back. He placed 12th at finals and recorded a personal best time of 48.75 at prelims.
The relay team of sophomores Ryan Phelan, Duncan Partridge, junior Sean Hagan and Huff had the highest place relay finish for the Hawkeyes in the 200 free relay. The team posted a time of 1:19.26 for 4th place.
Senior divers Frank Van Dijkhuizen and Mike Gilligan competed in the three-meter diving event. Van Dijkhuizen placed 16th at finals with a score of 325.10. Gilligan finished 22nd with a score of 279.30.
The Hawkeyes will wrap-up the competition tomorrow. Prelims will begin at 11 a.m. (CT) and finals will start 6 p.m. (CT).