Oct. 18, 2013
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa men’s swimming and diving team won 13-of-16 events en route to a 182-113 Big Ten victory over Michigan State on Friday night at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool. The win improves the Hawkeyes’ record to 1-1 this season.
“We’re not satisfied with this performance, but it’s great to get the win,” said UI head coach Marc Long. “Michigan State is a good team, and they’re well-coached. They race hard, so it’s good to get this win.”
The Hawkeyes opened the dual in dominating fashion, posting a 1-2-3 finish in the 200-medley relay. The quartet of David Ernstsson, Andrew Marciniak, Dustin Rhoads and Jackson Allen won the event in 1:30.35.
Holliday had a breakout meet individually for the Hawkeyes, sprinting to two event titles. The sophomore out-touched Trussov in the 50-freestyle in a 20.90 seconds and won the 100-freestyle in 46.34. Trussov was the runner-up in the 50 at 21.05 seconds.
Holliday closed out the meet with his third event crown as a member of the 400-freestyle relay that touched in 3:04.05. He was joined on the relay by Gianni Sesto, Allen and Betulius.
The Hawkeyes tallied 1-2-3 finishes in both the 100-backstroke and 200-breaststroke events. Betulius won the 100-back in 49.88, followed by Ernstsson (50.89) and Boyd (51.05). Marciniak took home the top spot in the 200-breast in 2:02.94, while freshman Nick Zito (2:03.28) was second and sophomore Quillan Oak was third in 2:03.48. Marciniak also won the 100-breast, posting a time of 55.69.
In the diving well, sophomore Addison Boschult posted a pair of first place finish on the 1-and-3-meter springboard. Boschult tallied 293.70 points on the 1-meter and 311.55 points on the 3-meter. The Hawkeyes took the top three spots on the 1-meter with freshmen Brandis Heffner and Greg Forster finishing second and third, respectively, with 270.95 and 270.20 points.
Iowa returns to action Nov. 1, hosting Minnesota at the CRWC Pool beginning at 5 p.m. (CT).