Oct. 13, 2012
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The “black” squad downed the “gold” squad, 136-82, in the University of Iowa swimming and diving team’s Black & Gold intrasquad meet Saturday afternoon inside the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool.
“This meet is about having fun and raising awareness for heart disease and that part was accomplished,” said UI head coach Marc Long. “This was a practice meet, it’s a fun meet, and they have been working so hard in practice. It was good to get out and race.”
Sophomore Becky Stoughton paced the women’s team, recording three wins on the afternoon. She opened with a victory in the 1,000-free (10:15.58) and followed with wins in the 500 free (5:04.48) and 200 IM (2:06.21).
Junior Lindsay Seemann, a transfer from the University of Arizona, posted three first place finishes in her Hawkeye debut. She swam a time of 1:51.20 in the 200 free and touched the wall first in the 100 back in 57.66.
Kabacinski also picked up a pair of individual event wins in her first meet as a collegian. She sprinted to the top time in the 50-free in 23.45 seconds and won the 100 free in 50.73. Kabacinski was one of three UI freshmen to finish in the top four of the 50 free (Maggie Hofstadter, second, 24.35; Maddie Bro, fourth, 24.85).
Junior Lauren Kelba posted two diving wins in the 1 and 3-meter springboard events. Kelba finished with a score of 261.70 in the 1-meter and 272.10 in the 3-meter.
On the men’s side, freshman Roman Trussov sizzled in his Hawkeye debut, posting the sixth fastest time in school history in the 100 breast. The Kazakhstan native touched the wall in 55.04 seconds to claim the event title in front of sophomore Korey Schneider.
Trussov also tallied a second place showing in the 200 IM in 1:53.13. Senior Tyler Lentz finished first in the event, finishing with a time of 1:51.01.
Senior Jordan Huff was a part of three winning events. He posted the top times in the 100 and 200 free and was a part of the winning 200 freestyle relay. Huff finished with a time of 45.34 in the 100 free, out-touching sophomore Brian Donatelli (46.12). Huff touched the wall in 1:41.31 in the 200 free, while freshman David Ernstsson was second in 1:41.67.
Donatelli sprinted to Iowa’s top time in the 50 free (21.02), finishing ahead of returning All-American Gianni Sesto, who finished as the runner-up in 21.20.
Junior Manuel Belzer was the class of the Hawkeye distance events, winning the 500 and 1,000 freestyle. He finished with a time of 4:36.07 in the 500 and 9:31.15 in the 1,000.
Sesto, Donatelli and Huff, along with senior Mitch Taylor, closed out the meet with a victory in the 200 yard freestyle relay. The quartet posted a time of 1:23.50.
Iowa’s lone male diver, Addison Boschult, finished with marks of 268.50 in the 1-meter and 282.90 in the 3-meter springboard events to tally two first place showings.
The Hawkeyes open the regular season Friday afternoon at Michigan State beginning at 3 p.m.