Fers Erzen Leads B1G Charge

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The University of Iowa men’s swimming and diving team rounded out the third day of the 2020 Big Ten Championships with its most finals placings of the meet and impressive performances from sophomore Anze Fers Erzen.
Iowa is ninth in the team standings with 360 points; Michigan leads the team race with 1,063 points.
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The Ljbljana, Slovenia, native lit up the record board in both prelims and finals, taking down the 400 IM school record in both prelims (3:46.66) and re-breaking his record in finals by almost a full second (3:45.76) to finish 11th overall.
Sophomore Mateusz Arndt tallied a 13th place finish in the 200 free in 1:35.89, followed by sophomore Aleksey Tarasenko who won the ‘C’ final heat, posting a 1:35.70. Senior Michael Tenney moved to fifth all-time in the 200 free with a 1:35.83 next to Tarasenko; placing 18th.
Cracking the 53 second barrier, junior Daniel Swanepoel renewed his career-best in the 100 breast with a time of 52.93, placing 12th. Freshman Will Myhre also collected a personal record, topping 53.08 to place 14th. The pair earned a combined 28 points.
The 200-free relay team of Tarasenko, senior Joe Myhre, freshman Sergey Kuznetsov, and senior Will Scott touched sixth with a time of 1:18.32, .01 off the season-best time from the Minnesota Invitational.
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.