BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The University of Iowa men’s swimming and diving team completed the second day of the 2020 Big Ten Championships at the Counsilman Billingsley Aquatics Center.
The Hawkeyes are in ninth place overall with 205 points; Michigan leads the team race with 555 points.
Freshman Mohamed Neuman posted an NCAA Zone qualifying standard on the 1-meter springboard in finals, scoring a 300.60.
Sophomore Mateusz Arndt swam his second-fastest time of the season in the 500 free finals, topping the consolation heat in 4:20.02. Freshman Evan Holt finished just outside of alternate position in prelims in 4:25.75.
Sophomore Anze Fers Erzen topped his career-best from prelims and earned Iowa’s school record and an NCAA ‘B’ cut with a time of 1:46.14 in the 200 IM. Junior Daniel Swanepoel also earned a new career-best, topping his prelim time by .01 in 1:46.69.
Iowa placed four athletes in the 50 free finals, including Aleksey Tarasenko (19.83), Joe Myhre (19.97), Sergey Kuznetsov (20.05), and Will Scott (20.12).
The 400-medley relay team of senior John Colin, freshmen Will Myhre and Kuznetsov, and Joe Myhre finished ninth overall in 3:10.08. This time is the fifth-fastest in school history.
The Hawkeyes return to action tomorrow at 10 a.m. (CT) for preliminary action, with finals beginning at 5:30 p.m. (CT). Follow live on MeetMobile.