Iowa Outlasted Competition at Hawkeye Invitational

Dec. 5, 2010

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IOWA CITY, Iowa– The University of Iowa men’s swimming and diving team can add another meet victory to their record after winning the three-day Hawkeye Invitational. Iowa took first-place with 1177.5 points. Notre Dame finished in second with 822 points and Denver came in third (765).

The final day of competition started with the 1,650 free. Freshman Manuel Belzer continued the Hawkeyes positive momentum they have had throughout the course of the invitational in the event. Belzer set a new pool and meet record with a time of 15:32.48. His time was also an NCAA “B” qualifying time. Iowa sophomores Andy Ahlberg and Patrick Weigand took third and fourth in the event with times of 15:42.21 and 15:50.01, respectively.

Senior Max Dittmer posted a season best time of 1:46.88 in the 200 back with a second-place finish. Sophomore Byron Butler finished third with a time of 1:48.03. Dittmer’s senior teammate Brian Tremml tied for second-place in the 200 fly with a collegiate best time of 1:50.14.

Iowa went on to dominate the 100 free, taking five of the top eight spots. Junior Duncan Partridge recorded a first-place finish with a collegiate best time of 44.06. His time was also a new meet and pool record. Junior Paul Gordon placed second with a time of 44.26.

After winning the 100 breast at Saturday’s finals, senior Sean Hagan captured another first-place finish in the 200 breast. He set a new pool and meet record with a time of 2:01.59. Freshman Andrew Marciniak placed fourth in the event with a time of 2:03.61.

The Hawkeyes ended the three day competition with 400 free relay. Gordon, freshman Jordan Huff, junior Ryan Phelan and Partridge teamed up and placed first with a time of 2:59.02.

“Overall, the meet was exactly what we had planned for,” said Head Coach Marc Long. “We had a big competition in an outstanding venue and it was the first time we had an invitational type meet in this pool. It was great to see it work and how it’s designed to work.”

Freshman diver Osvel Molina competed in the platform diving event. He took second-place with a score of 311.55.