August 4, 2014
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Six University of Iowa swimmers will compete in the 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships from August 6-10 at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Complex in Irvine, California. Senior Grant Betulius, juniors Mike Nelson, Brian Donatelli and Colleen Champa, and sophomores Kyle Patnode and Emma Sougstad will represent the Hawkeyes.
Patnode and Donatelli will compete solely in the 400 medley relay alongside Betulius and Nelson. The relay team will compete on Saturday, Aug. 9.
Betulius, Nelson, Champa and Sougstad will each compete in individual events.
Betulius will swim the 200 meter backstroke on Thursday, Aug. 7, where he ranks third in school history, and 50 meter backstroke on Friday. Nelson will compete in the 50 meter breaststroke on Friday, Aug. 8 and the 100 meter breaststroke on Saturday, Aug. 9. Champa will compete in the 200 meter breaststroke on Thursday, Aug. 7. Sougstad will compete in the 50 meter breaststroke on Friday, Aug. 8 and the 100 meter breaststroke on Saturday, Aug. 9. Individual heats will begin at 9 a.m. with finals to follow at 6 p.m.
The 2014 Phillips National Championships serve as the USA National Team selection for the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, 2014 Jr. Pan Pacific Championships, 2015 World Championships, 2015 World University Games, and 2015 Pan American Games.
For more information on the Phillips 66 National Championships visit: www.usaswimming.org