IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa swimming and diving team opened action in its double dual against Michigan and Denver on Friday night at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.
DIVING SWEEPS EVENTS
Diving put on a show by sweeping all four events Friday night. Sophomore Jayah Mathews (348.30) and Sam Tamborski (306.40) went first and second off the 3-meter springboards boards. Mathews also won the 1-meter with a score of 306.40, while Tamborski came in third with 283.55 points.
Mathews’ 1-meter score was a career-best and it was her second-best score off the 3-meter. All four performances hit NCAA Zone Diving Standards.
Senior Will Brenner finished first off the 1-meter (348.55), while sophomore Anton Hoherz won the 3-meter competition with a career-best score of 391.40. Hoherz’s score is the second-best in school history.
400-FREE RACES TO A WIN
Iowa closed out Friday night’s action with a victory in the 400-free relay. The quartet of Will Scott, Jack Smith, Steve Fiolic, and Joe Myhre posted a season-best time of 2:57.43.
- Senior Abbey Schneider started off the individual events with a season-best in the 1,000 free (10:24.85), while senior Ben Colin also tallied a season-best and lifetime “open” best of 9:28.86.
- Junior Michael Tenney and sophomore Kelsey Drake showed out during the 200 fly, both earning second place finishes with times of 1:47.94 and 2:01.28, respectively. Junior Hannah Burvill also brought a second-place finish in the 200 free (1:49.26).
- Myhre (20.21) and Scott (20.43) sprinted to second and fourth place finishes in the 50 free.
- The women’s 400-free relay consisting of Burvill, Allyssa Fluit, Sarah Schemmel, and Kelly McNamara swam to a second-place finish with a time of 3:26.31.
HEARING FROM HEAD COACH MARC LONG
“We had some great swims and diving performances and set ourselves up well for tomorrow. We’re excited to race and perform tomorrow.”
HEARING FROM SENIOR BEN COLIN
“Tonight was a real positive for us. Swimming against tough competition like this is a lot of fun for us and has brought out the best in our team, which gives us a lot of momentum going into tomorrow’s session. Finishing the night on a high note with the 400-free relay was big in addition to my personal best swim in the 1,000. It’s the best I’ve swam an open 1,000 in my life and having that as a confidence booster going into tomorrow is great.”
CURRENT STANDINGS (MEN)
Iowa 70 – 135 Michigan
Iowa 150 – 53 Denver
Michigan 162 – 41 Denver
CURRENT STANDINGS (WOMEN)
Iowa 64 – 140 Michigan
Iowa 107.50 – 97.50 Denver
Michigan 161 – 44 Denver
The second session will resume at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center on Saturday at 10 a.m. (CT).