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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The University of Iowa is in eighth place at the Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships, which are being held at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
The Hawkeyes have 191 points through two days at the championships. Indiana is leading the team race with 562 points.
Iowa had four student-athletes advance to the finals in the 50 free on Friday. Sophomore Jack Smith finished third in the “B” final and 11th overall after swimming a career-best 19.78 in the finals. The time is the seventh-fastest in program history.
Freshman Joe Myhre tied for 18th, touching in a career-best 19.96 seconds, while senior Jackson Halsmer (20.05) and freshman Will Scott (20.06) finished in 21st and a tie for 22nd, respectively. Scott also swam a career-best time of 19.87 in the morning prelims.
Iowa also had two divers score points in the diving well. Sophomore Will Brenner placed 10th with a score of 361.15 points. Sophomore Matt Mauser was 18th with 301.30 points.
In the final race of the day, the Hawkeyes got an eighth-place finish in the 400-medley relay. Sophomore Kenneth Mende, freshman Weston Credit, junior Jerzy Twarowski, and Smith finished with a time of 3:11.36 — the seventh-fastest in program history.
Action resumes Friday at 10 a.m. (CT) in Columbus.