Iowa Qualifies for NCAAs on Day 1 of B1Gs

Feb. 27, 2013

Complete Results (Finals)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The University of Iowa men’s swimming and diving team recorded an NCAA Championship “A” qualifying time and two school records on the first day of the 2013 Big Ten Championships.

Sophomores Grant Betulius and Korey Schneider along with seniors Byron Butler and Jordan Huff opened the championship with a NCAA “A” time in the 200-medley relay. The quartet finished fifth in the race, touching out in a school-record time of 1:25.82.

Iowa bested its time of 1:27.16, which was set in November at the Hawkeye Invitational.

The Hawkeyes took down their second school record in the 800-freestyle relay when Huff, freshman David Ernstsson, junior Gianni Sesto, and Betulius finished with a time of 6:26.79 to place sixth. Iowa last set the record in 2011 — a time of 6:27.36.

Iowa sits in fourth place in the team race with 54 points. Michigan sits atop the leaderboard with 80 points, while Ohio State and Indiana are tied for second with 66 points.

The championships resume with preliminaries on Thursday morning beginning at 11 a.m. (CT) followed by finals at 6:30 p.m.