March 22, 2016
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ATLANTA — The University of Iowa men’s swimming and diving team’s 400-medley relay opened the Hawkeyes’ action Thursday at the 2016 NCAA Championships at the McAuley Aquatic Center.
The quartet of freshman Kenneth Mende, senior Roman Trussov, sophomore Jerzy Twarowski, and freshman Jack Smith swam to a 21st place finish in the morning preliminaries. They finished with a time of 3:10.06.
The top 16 teams advanced for a second swim in Thursday night’s finals.
Trussov also was named Iowa’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree.
Iowa returns to the pool Friday for the 200-medley relay, and Trussov will compete individually in the 100 breast. Action begins at 9 a.m. (CT).