Oct. 29, 2011
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa men’s swimming and diving team, 2-0 overall and in the Big Ten, hosted Michigan State at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool Saturday. The Hawkeyes dominated the Spartans, winning all 16 events with a final score of 202-91.
The Hawkeyes kicked off the meet with first and second place finishes in the 200 medley relay. Dustin Rhoads, Duncan Partridge, Paul Gordon and Ryan Phelan took the top spot with a time of 1:30.60. Iowa’s `B’ squad of Grant Betulius, Korey Schneider, Byron Butler and Jordan Huff touched the wall just behind Iowa’s `A’ team with a time of 1:30.78.
Phelan matched his pool record of 20.20 with his win the 50 free. Phelan’s time in the event is his fastest time this season and marks an NCAA `B” qualifying time. Phelan went on to collected another individual first place finish with a time of 45.74 in the 100 free.
Iowa recorded first, second and third place finishes in the 100 breast. Kyle Noser won the event with a time of 57.29. Schneider touched the wall just behind Noser with a time of 57.30, while Andrew Marciniak placed third with a time of 59.27.
Distance swimmers, Partrick Weigand and Manuel Belzer posted first place finishes in the 1,000 and 500 free with times of 9:32.00 and 4:32.00, respectively. Tyler Lentz earned two individual first place finishes in the 200 fly (1:50.37) and 400 IM (3:38.01).
Hawkeye divers Osvel Molina and Arsen Sarkisian claimed first and second place on the one-meter springboard. Molina earned a score of 3.24.75 to finish first, while Sarkisian placed second (292.21). Later on in the competition, Molina claimed another title on the boards in the three-meter springboard event. He posted a score of 297.38.
Iowa concluded the meet with its 16th victory on the day over the Spartans in the 400 free relay. The squad of Gordon, Sean Swibes, Phelan and Partridge swam a time of 3:03.86 to claim the victory.
The Hawkeyes return to the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool Nov. 4 when they host Minnesota. The meet is set to start at 5 p.m.