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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa swimming and diving team completed day one of the Hawkeye Invitational on Thursday at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. Both the men’s and women’s teams boasted season bests, but junior Hannah Burvill’s performance headlined the action with a new school record.
NEW GOLD STANDARD
Burvill swam lights out from start to finish starting with a school record in the morning prelims in the 50 free. She posted a qualifying time of 22.62, breaking Emma Sougstad’s record of 22.63. She then upped the ante, breaking her own mark during her lead leg of the 200-free relay, finishing with a time of 22.55.
Burvill also swam a personal best in the 500 free during prelims 4:44.24, which places her at No. 5 in the country in the event. She also led off the fourth-place 400-medley relay (3:41.01). The 50 free, 500 free, and 200 free relay all earned NCAA ‘B’ qualifying times.
Freshman Mateusz Arndt swam another season best in the 500 free, posting a 4:23.31.
DIVING WELL DOMINANCE
Sophomore Jayah Mathews continued her hot streak with a 1-meter springboard victory with a score of 315.75. Sophomore Anton Hoherz took third on the 3-meter springboard with a score of 352.60.
SPRINTS STAY HOT
Juniors Joe Myhre (19.86) and Will Scott (19.88) both posted season-bests in the 50 free in the ‘A’ final. Both men also helped the second-place 200-free relay to a time of 1:18.90. This moves the relay from No. 10 in the U.S. to No. 3.
HEARING FROM JUNIOR HANNAH BURVILL
“To be able to put up the times we’re doing already this season is a big confidence boost for us all. I didn’t see the school record coming to be honest. I’ve moved from more distance related training to sprint training with the hope of getting more speed and endurance, which has been working for me. It’s a big confidence boost to be consistent with my times in prelims and in finals, which is nice going into tomorrow. We need to continue the energy we got today and transition it into our events tomorrow.”
HEARING FROM HEAD COACH MARC LONG
“Across the board we’re happy with what we’re seeing right now. Diving did great and swimming has been going well, but we still have a lot of things to go over. So far so good. This is a meet which is part of our whole plan to prepare for February and March, and we’re rising to the occasion. There are a lot more events coming tomorrow, so we’re making sure our swimmers are taking care of themselves tonight and recovering. Hannah did great in the free and then again steps up in the backstroke and the 500, we’re proud of how she did today.”
DAY 1 TEAM SCORES (MEN)
1) Iowa — 251
2) Purdue — 245
3) Minnesota — 241
4) Grand Canyon — 235
5) Missouri State — 123
6) South Dakota — 53
7) South Dakota State — 40
8) Wisconsin — 22
9) Michigan State — 6
DAY 1 TEAM SCORES (WOMEN)
1) Minnesota — 333
2) Nebraska — 239
3) Iowa — 224.5
4) Missouri State — 125
5) Grand Canyon — 113
6) Southern Methodist — 98.5
7) South Dakota — 59
8) Michigan State — 17
9) Wisconsin — 7
10) Iowa State — 6
The Hawkeyes will be back in action tomorrow at 10 a.m./1 p.m./6 p.m. at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.