Dec. 17, 2012
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.– The University of Iowa men’s swimming and diving team posted victories in the double dual against Austin College and Colorado College at Schlessman Natatorium. Iowa recorded a 60-37 victory over Colorado College and a 60-33 victory over Austin College.
Iowa kicked off the meet with first and second place finishes in the 200 medley relay. The quartet of senior Byron Butler, junior Andrew Marciniak, senior Mitch Taylor and sophomore Brian Donatelli swam to a first place finish in 1:32.52. Senior Austin Abbas and freshmen Tyler Nichols, David Ernstsson, and Luke Snow placed second in 1:35.61.
The Hawkeyes posted the top four finishes in the 200 freestyle. Freshman Jackson Allen touched the wall in 1:43.08 to claim first. Freshman Andrew Parker was second (1:46.03), sophomore Grant Betulius finished third (1:49.54) and freshman Chris Freeman was fourth (1:50.37).
Iowa sprinted to the top four finishes in the 50 free. Butler swam a time of 21.23 to place first in the event. Junior Gianni Sesto touched in 21.31 to post a second place finish. Freshmen Seth Lane and Charles Holliday finished third (21.53) and fourth (22.06), respectively.
The Hawkeyes posted six individual wins during tonight’s competition. Junior Tyler Lentz posted a first place finish, touching the wall in 1:55.91 to win the 200 yard IM. Taylor collected a victory in the 100 butterfly, touching out in 52.04 to finish first. Ernstsson swam to a first place finish in the 100 free with a time of 46.12.
Later on in the competition, Dustin Rhoads and Patrick Weigand posted first place finishes. Rhoads took a victory in the 100 back, touching in 49.92, and Weigand swam a time of 4:51.25 to claim first in the 500 free. Sophomore Korey Schneider posted Iowa’s last individual win during the competition when he swam a time of 58.29, to claim the victory in the 100 breast.
The Hawkeyes concluded the competition with a victory in the 400 free relay. Parker, Freeman, Lane, and junior Kyle Noser swam a time of 3:17.34 to win the event.
The Hawkeyes return to action when they travel to Bloomington, Ind., to take on Indiana and Ohio State. The meet is set to begin at 10 a.m. (CT).