Oct. 14, 2015
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The University of Iowa men’s swimming and diving team opens its Big Ten Conference dual season, facing Michigan State on Thursday and Friday at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Natatorium. The dual begins at 7 p.m. (CT) Thursday and 4 p.m. Friday.
LIVE RESULTS/LIVE STREAM
Up-to-date results will be available on livestats.hawkeyesports.com. A live stream of the dual will also be available through Hawkeye All-Access on hawkeyesports.com. It is a subscription-based service.
FOLLOW THE HAWKEYES
Fans can follow the University of Iowa swimming and diving program on social media. Follow the Hawkeyes on Twitter (@IowaSwimDive), Facebook (facebook.com/IowaSwimmingandDiving), Instagram (hawkeyeswimdive) for the latest news on the program.
The Hawkeyes debuted in the CollegeSwimming.com poll with a No. 25 national ranking on Oct. 6 based on the results from the team’s 155-77 season-opening dual victory over Illinois Chicago. — a 630 point value. Iowa is currently rated No. 45 in the Oct. 13 poll.
NEWCOMER PACES SPRINTERS
Freshman Jack Smith is pacing Iowa’s freestyle sprinters early in the 2015-16 season. The England native won the 50 free in the team’s annual intrasquad meet with a time of 20.79 seconds. Smith also won the 100 free, clocking a time of 45.34 seconds.
WAIT, HE’S A DIVER?
Freshman Will Brenner opened his teammates eyes during the annual intrasquad meet when he swam to a victory in a special “diver’s 50 free.” The Michigan native posted a time of 20.87, which was just .08 behind Jack Smith’s winning time in the main 50 free event.
RETURNING NCAA QUALIFIERS
Four of Iowa’s five NCAA qualifiers from the 2014-15 season are back in the fold. The Hawkeyes return seniors Roman Trussov and Addison Boschult, junior Jackson Halsmer, and sophomore Jerzy Twarowski in 2015-16.
The Hawkeyes have their top performers returning in 10-of-14 swimming events, all three diving events, and four top performers in relays. Iowa has 25 letterwinners returning in total.
ON THE TOWER
Senior Addison Boschult returns to lead the Iowa divers after earning honorable mention All-America honors on the platform at the 2015 NCAA Championships. Boschult holds the school record on the platform (409.20) and ranks fourth all-time on the 3-meter (368.60) and 10th on the 1-meter (325.13).
TRUSSOV: 2-TIME NCAA QUALIFIER
Senior Roman Trussov returns for his senior season as a two-time NCAA qualifier (2013, 2015). The Kazakhstan native holds the school records in the 100 breast (52.85), 200 breast (1:54.57) and as part of the 200 (1:25.53) and 400 (3:08.56) medley relays. Trussov placed 24th overall in the 100 breast and 28th in the 200 breast at the 2015 NCAA Championships.
TOP FLYER RETURNS
Sophomore Jerzy Twarowski is back for his second season as a Hawkeye and his second season competing in the yards distances. Twarowski became the first Iowa butterfly swimmer to break the 47-second mark during his first collegiate season, posting a school-record time of 46.70. He also broke a 22-year old school record (Rafal Szukala) in the 200 fly, finishing with a time of 1:44.00.
ON THE HORIZON
The Hawkeyes return to action Oct. 30, hosting Minnesota at 5 p.m. (CT) at the CRWC Natatorium.