Hawkeyes Conclude Competition at Shamrock Invitational

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The University of Iowa swimming and diving team concluded competition at the Shamrock Invitational on Saturday at Notre Dame’s Rolfs Aquatic Center.
The Iowa men finished third overall in the team race, while the women finished fifth. Notre Dame finished first in both the men’s and women’s competitions.

Three Hawkeyes posted runner-up finishes in juniors Kenneth Mende and Jack Smith, along with sophomore Michael Tenney.
Mende posted a runner-up finish with a time of 1:46.75 in the 200 back. Smith posted an NCAA “B” qualifying time of 44.18 in the 100 free, before Tenney finished second in the 200 fly with a time of 1:49.18.  
Senior Chris Dawson finished sixth in the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 16:02.66, while freshman Tom Schab posted a time of 16:03.48 to finish seventh.
Freshman Daniel Swanepoel also tallied a fifth-place finish in the 200 breast with a 2:01.38 time. To close out the men’s side, the quartet of Joe Myhre, Matt Kamin, Will Scott and Smith posted a 2:56.40 time to finish second in the 400-free relay.
In the diving well, freshman Anton Hoherz finished second off the 3-meter springboard with an NCAA Zone Standard and season-best score of 389.50.
Senior Shea Hoyt paced the women’s team with a fourth place finish in the 200 breast with a time of 2:18.96.
Sophomore Hannah Burvill finished seventh in 100 free with a time of 50.61, and senior Meghan Lavelle posted a top-10 finish in the 200 back, finishing eighth with a time of 2:01.10.
In the diving well, freshman Jayah Mathews finished third off the 1-meter springboard with a zone-standard score of 295.55. Sophomore Thelma Strandberg finished sixth in the event with a zone-standard of 278.65.
The Hawkeyes host Western Illinois February 2 to close out regular season competition. The meet is slated to begin at 6 p.m. (CT) at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Natatorium. 
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