MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Iowa men’s swimming and diving team is in fifth place after day one of the 2018 Big Ten Championships at the Jean Freeman Aquatic Center.
Indiana leads the team race with 128 points through two events. The Hawkeyes recorded 96 on the day.
The highlight of the night was the performance of the 200-medley relay. The quartet of junior Kenneth Mende, freshman Daniel Swanepoel, senior Jerzy Twarowski, and junior Jack Smith clocked a time of 1:25.77 to finish fifth. The time ranks fourth-best in program history.
The Hawkeyes also got a seventh-place finish from the 800-free relay consisting of sophomore Joe Myhre, Mende, sophomore Michael Tenney and Smith. The group touched in at 6:28.93, a time ranks seventh overall in the Iowa record books.
Iowa returns to action Thursday morning with prelims beginning at 11 a.m. (CT). The 500 free event will start the day, followed by the 200 IM, 50 free, and 1-meter diving.