Aug. 7, 2010
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IRVINE, CA – University of Iowa junior Paul Gordon led a group of eight Hawkeyes competing this week at the 2010 ConocoPhillips National Championships. Gordon advanced through the preliminary competition in the 100-meter butterfly and swam the lead leg on Iowa’s championship qualifying 400-meter freestyle relay.
Gordon teamed with junior Duncan Partridge, junior Ryan Phelan and sophomore Jordan Huff to record a 10th place finish in the championship finals, finishing in 3:27.12. Gordon later finished the championship final of the 100-meter butterfly in 21st place, touching the wall in 54.93. He also placed 54th in the 400 free (4:02.11), 37th in the 200 free (1:52.38) and 32nd in the 100 free (50.97).
In the men’s 50-meter freestyle, Partridge and Phelan both touched the wall in 23.81 to finish 67th, while Huff finished in 89th with a time of 24.06. Huff and Partridge also competed in the preliminary round of the 100-meter freestyle. Huff finished in 51.85 (72nd) while Partridge finished in 52.76 (110th). Huff also notched a 53rd place finish in the 200-meter backstroke (2:06.77).
Junior Daniela Cubelic swam in the 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke prelims. She placed 55th in the 100 back (1:04.50) and 110th in the 200 back (2:22.95).
Senior Zane Hugo finished 74th in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:06.34), sophomore Donny Warren touched the wall in 4:44.17 in the 400-meter individual medley and senior Max Dittmer placed 95th in the 100-meter backstroke (59.87).
“This competition was an outstanding opportunity for the student-athletes to compete on a national level against the best swimmers across the country,” said Head Coach Marc Long. “The experience will be a tremendous benefit to our swimmers as we begin training for the upcoming season in our new facility.”