IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa men’s swimming and diving team won 10 of the 16 events to knock off 21st-ranked Minnesota, 162-138, on Friday night at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Natatorium. The Hawkeye women fell to No. 17 Minnesota, 190-109.
Four Hawkeyes posted multiple victories – Kenneth Mende (3), Jerzy Twarowski (3), Jack Smith (2), and Joe Myhre (2). Daniel Swanepoel, Michael Tenney, Michal Brzus, Will Scott, Will Brenner, and Anton Hoherz each posted one win.
Hoherz’s 3-meter diving score of 383.50 ranks third all-time in school history. Smith and Twarowski posted NCAA “B” qualifying times in the 50 free (20.17) and 100 fly (48.06).
MEN’S ATHLETES OF THE MEET
Junior Kenneth Mende won three events — the 100 back (48.59), ranking seventh all-time in the UI record books, and the 200 back (1:46.73). Mende was also a part of the winning 200-medley relay team, touching in at 1:29.45.
Senior Jerzy Twarowski also won three events — 100 fly (48.06 B), 200 fly (1:48.38), and was a part of the winning 200-medley relay with Myhre.
WOMEN’S ATHLETE OF THE MEET
Sophomore freestyler Hannah Burvill finished second in four events — 200 free (1:48.38), 100 free (50.51), 500 free (4:53.79), and the 400-free relay (3:24.83) to lead Hawkeye women.
QUOTING HEAD COACH MARC LONG
“It was a great effort on all parts, both swimming and diving. We saw some outstanding performances. Fortunately, we were able to get the win on the men’s side, which was great to beat a quality opponent like Minnesota. We are going to be facing another high quality opponent next Friday. It is a matter of being ready and prepared. These meets are important and we are happy with the effort. We know that it is still a long road.”
The Hawkeyes return to action Nov. 3, traveling to West Lafayette, Indiana, for a Friday night dual at Purdue.
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