March 1, 2014
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Ann Arbor, Mich. — Senior capped off the University of Iowa’s men’s swimming and diving team’s 2014 Big Ten Championships with a school record in the 200 backstroke.
After four days of intense competition, the Hawkeyes tallied 188 points and an eighth place finish. This year’s host, and defending national champion Michigan, took home the team title with 899 points.
Rhoads opened up the evening session Saturday with an eighth-place showing in the 200 backstroke, finishing in 1:44.93. His school record came during the morning prelims, touching out in 1:42.94. The time bests former Hawkeye Byron Butler’s school record of 1:43.59, set in 2013. Sophomore took 17th, finishing in 1:45.21, with both athletes recording NCAA `B’ cut times.
Iowa received a pair of scoring efforts from senior and sophomore in the 200 breaststroke. During the finals, Marciniak finished eighth (1:55.89), while Trussov took home 15th (1:58.14). Marciniak’s time improves upon his previous personal best of 1:56.54, and currently ranks second all-time. Both individuals qualify for NCAA `B’ cut consideration. Marciniak recorded the other Hawkeye school record this week on Thursday in the 100 breaststroke.
During the afternoon swim of the 1,650 freestyle, freshman recorded the ninth-fastest time in program history when he finished 17th in 15:31.19.
In the diving well, sophomore took home a fifth place showing in the platform event, tallying 371.10 points. The mark falls just shy of Boschult’s school record of 373.85, which he set this past fall at the Hawkeye Invitational.
“I was very proud of Addison’s performance today,” said UI diving coach Todd Waikel. “He has come so far in one year, and to see him in the finals performing at that level was outstanding.”
Freshmen and , along with Boschult will return to action next, as they travel to Minneapolis for the NCAA Zone D Diving meet on March 10-12.