March 26, 2011
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MINNEAPOLIS – The University of Iowa men’s swimmers concluded competition at the 2011 NCAA Championships at the University Aquatics Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota Saturday night. The Hawkeyes finished 35th in the nation.
During the preliminary round held Saturday afternoon junior Paul Gordon set a school record in the 100 free with a time of 43.51. He broke his previous record of 43.52, which he set at the 2010 Big Ten Championships. Gordon’s time earned him 27th place.
Junior Duncan Partridge also swam the 100 free and posted a collegiate best time of 43.56 to finish 30th.
The quartet consisting of Partridge, junior Ryan Phelan, sophomore Jordan Huff and Gordon advanced to finals in the 400-free relay after swimming a time of 2:54.19 in the preliminary round. During the finals, the team posted a time of 2:54.82 for a 15th place finish, which earned the them All-America honors.