Dec. 3, 2011
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The 10th ranked University of Iowa men’s swimming and diving team set one school record at the second day of the Hawkeye Invitational inside the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool. The Hawkeyes are currently in second place with 476 points after the second day of competition.
The Hawkeyes started the second day of competition with the 200 medley relay. The team of Dustin Rhoads, Duncan Partridge, Byron Butler and Ryan Phelan took second place with a time of 1:29.22. The teams time was an NCAA `B’ qualifying time and ranks third overall in school history.
Tyler Lentz and Kyle Noser collected points for the Hawkeyes in the 400 IM. Lentz posted a second place finish with an NCAA `B’ qualifying time of 3:53.58. The time was also a season best for Lentz. Noser came in third overall with a time of 3:56.11.
Iowa had four swimmers score points for the team in the 100 fly. Butler placed the highest, finishing third with a season best time of 48.48. Grant Betulius came in eighth in the event (49.74), while Paul Gordon finished (49.17) ninth and Tyler Calegan (51.95) touched in 15th.
Betulius set the school record in the 100 back during the morning prelims session with a time of 48.55. He went on to reset the record in the `A’ final heat with a time of 47.65, placing second overall. Rhoads placed fourth in the event (48.57), while Butler took fifth place (49.28).
Gordon and Jordan Huff represented the Hawkeyes in the `A’ final of the 200 free. Gordon finished in fifth place with a time of 1:38.42 and Huff earned sixth place in 1:39.41.
Hawkeye divers Osvel Molina and Arsen Sarkisian placed for Iowa on the one-meter springboard. Molina placed fourth with a collegiate best score of 354.1. Sarkisian also collected a collegiate best score of 302.05 to finish seventh. Iowa capped the second day of competition with a second place finish in the 800 free relay. The quartet of Huff, Gordon, Partridge and Betulius swam an NCAA `B’ cut of 6:37.27.
The Hawkeyes return to the pool tomorrow (Sunday, Dec. 3) for day three of competition. Action commences at 10 a.m. with prelims, followed by the finals at 4 p.m.
Team Standings (After Day 2)
1. Michigan 654
2. Iowa 476
3. Notre Dame 352.5
4. Denver 280.5
5. UW-Milwaukee 201
6. UW-Green Bay 149
7. Minnesota 112