Oct. 29, 2015
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The University of Iowa men’s swimming and diving team will host 20th-ranked Minnesota in a Big Ten Conference dual Friday at 5 p.m. (CT) at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Natatorium.
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. Fans can also follow the meet via Twitter by following @IowaSwimDive.
DIVING TO NCAA ZONE STANDARDS
Iowa got off to a strong start in its first springboard competition of the season, winning the 1-meter and 3-meter events against Michigan State on Oct. 16. Freshman Will Brenner dove to a win on the 1-meter with a NCAA Zone qualifying standard of 306.15, while junior Andrew Hull won the 3-meter with a NCAA Zone standard of 331.55. Iowa also got a NCAA standard from junior Brandis Heffner off the 1-meter, as he was the runner-up with a score of 301.73.
J. ALLEN IS ON FIRE
Senior Jackson Allen swam to six first place finishes against Michigan State on Oct. 16, including three relays and three individual victories. Allen’s 50 free time of 20.32 was a collegiate best and is the top time on the Iowa team this season.
WAIT, HE’S A FRESHMAN?
Jack Smith has hit the ground (or water) running (or sprinting) for the Hawkeyes. The freshman from Stoke-On-Trent, England, posted five first place finishes in Iowa’s dual victory over Michigan State. Smith is leading the Hawkeyes in the 100 free (45.34) and 200 free (1:41.82) this season, while also posting the third-fastest 50 free (20.79) time. Smith is also part of the top 400 free and 800 free relays.
HE CAN GO THE DISTANCE
Sophomore Chris Dawson is Iowa’s top distance swimmer early in the season. The Colorado native has the top times in the 500 free (4:37.71) and 1,000 free (9:36.75). Dawson claimed an event victory in Iowa’s dual win over Michigan State, taking home the top time in the 500 free in 4:38.72.
RETURNING NCAA QUALIFIERS
The Hawkeyes return Roman Trussov Mike Nelson, Jerzy Twarowski and Addison Boschult from the NCAA Championships this season. Trussov placed 18th in the 200 medley relay (1:26.19), 19th in the 400-medley relay (3:10.03), 24th in the 100 breast (53.17), and 28th in the 200 breast (1:55.04), Nelson served as an alternate in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, Twarowski finished 18th in the 200-medley relay (1:26.19) and 19th in the 400-medley relay (3:10.03), and Boschult placed 10th at the NCAA Championships with a score of 386.50 and was second overall off the platform at NCAA Zone D Diving Championships (387.70).
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 the pool Nov. 6, heading to West Lafayette, Indiana, for a road dual at Purdue.