MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Iowa 200-yard freestyle relay swam to All-America honors on Thursday at the 2018 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center.
The quartet of junior Jack Smith, sophomore Will Scott, junior Matt Kamin, and sophomore Joe Myhre advanced to the “B” finals to earn the All-America distinction after swimming to a school-record time of 1:17.46 in the prelims. The squad downed its own school record of 1:17.50 — a time it set at the 2018 Big Ten Championships.
The relay went on to finish 16th overall in the consolation finals, finishing with a time of 1:18.17.
The last time a 200-free relay team earned All-America honors was in 2012 with the quartet of Ryan Phelan, Duncan Partridge, Gianni Sesto, and Paul Gordon.
The relay will swim again Saturday in the 400-yard freestyle relay, while Smith will also compete in the 100-yard freestyle. Prelims will begin at 10 a.m. (CT), with finals to follow at 6 p.m.