Feb. 7, 2014
2013-14 Iowa Swimming & Diving Media Guide
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“They say four years go fast, and it certainly has. I am real proud of this bunch,” said UI head coach Marc Long. “They have worked hard, have continued to swim faster, and are leaving a legacy of building this program up. They have a lot to be proud of.”
The Hawkeyes dominated the competition, finishing at least first and second in nine-of-ten events. In six of the events, Iowa swept the event, 1-2-3-4. In a fun way to end the season, the two teams swam four events, the 100-IM, 50-fly, 50-back, and 50-breast, that are not normally swum in collegiate meets.
Rhoads, competing in his final event at home, raced to two victories, claiming the 100 IM and 50 back. Other individuals claiming victories Friday night included Behles (200-free in a season-best1:40.56), freshman (50-free in a season-best 20.67), Lentz (50-fly), Boyd (100-free), Oak (500-free), and sophomore (50-breast).
In the diving well, sophomore competed in the platform competition by himself, scoring 368.10 points. Freshman claimed the 3-meter springboard title with a final score of 324.83, a new season-best. Forster also won the 1-meter springboard in a season-best 332.18.