Hawkeyes Dominate Michigan State

Oct. 22, 2010

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The University of Iowa men’s swimming and diving team defeated Michigan State in its first road meet of the season Friday night. The Hawkeyes defeated the Spartans 181-119. The Hawkeyes improved to 3-0 overall, 2-0 in the Big Ten.

The Hawkeyes started off with a splash in the 200 medley relay. The team of seniors Max Dittmer, Sean Hagan and juniors Paul Gordon and Ryan Phelan won the event with a time of 1:32.78. Manuel Belzer carried on the momentum and recorded a collegiate best time in the 1000 free. Belzer touched the wall at 9:34.27 for the win.

Gordon and sophomore Jordan Huff finished first and second in the 200 free. Gordon won the title with a time of 1:39.75 and Huff finished right behind with a time of 1:41.39. Similar to the 200 free, Phelan and sophomore Duncan Partridge took the first two places in the 50 free. Phelan took first with a time of 20.78 while Partridge came in second (21.33).

Iowa dominated the 100 free, taking the first three places. Partridge claimed first place with a time of 46.18. Phelan came in second (46.64) while Huff finished in third (46.90). Belzer recorded his second first-place finish of the night in the 500 free. He recorded a time of 4:37.98.

The Hawkeyes ended the meet the same way they started it. Gordon, Phelan, Partridge and Huff teamed up in the 400 free relay to win the event with a time of 03:07.19.

Freshman diver Osvel Molina took second place in both the one-meter and three-meter events. In the one-meter he scored 286.27 and a 291.52 in the three meter. Freshman diver Arsen Sarkisian finished right behind Molina in both events. He scored 251.17 in the one-meter and finished the meet out strong with a score of 284.93 in the three-meter event.

“We had some gritty racing and diving in a tough environment,” said Head Coach Marc Long. “We’re happy to earn a Big Ten road win and get back to practice.”

The Hawkeyes return to action Nov. 5 when they travel to Minnesota. The event will start 5 p.m.