University of Iowa Athletics
Free/Breast

Andrew Fierke

Class Jr.
Hometown Fort Dodge, Iowa
High School Fort Dodge

Hawk Item — Current school record holder in the 800-free relay (6:20.84)… also has the fifth-fastest time in school history in the 1,650 free (15:10.24).

2019-20 — Led the team in the 1,650 free (15:27.04)… broke a school record and posted an NCAA Provisional qualifying time as part of the 800-free relay (6:20.84)… scored in two events at the Big Ten Championships… placed fifth in the 800-free relay (6:20.84) and was 21st in the 1,650 free (15:27.04)… swam collegiate-bests in the 100 free (46.17), 200 free (1:37.10), and 200 breast (2:00.89)… posted season-best times of 4:25.05 (500 fee) and 9:25.79 (1,000 free), and 15:27.04 (1,650 free).

2018-19 – Posted NCAA “B” qualifying times in the 500 free (4:21.62) and 1,650 free (15:10.24)… placed seventh in the 500 free (4:21.62) and 10th in the 1,650 free (15:10.24) at the Big Ten Championships after posting career bests… posted collegiate bests in the 100 free (48.12), 200 free (1:37.26), 1,000 free (9:24.28), 100 breast (57.47), and 200 breast (2:05.40).

High School — Earned consideration for All-America status in 500 free… District Swimmer of the Year… district champion in 200 free and 500 free… Fort Dodge Senior High Lawson Award recipient for Most Valuable Senior Male Swimmer… school record holder in 100 free (47.35), 200 free (1:40.91), 500 free (4:32.94), and 100 breast (58.76)… placed second in state in 200 free, third in 500 free, 10th in 400-free relay, and 20th in 200-free relay as a senior… finished 18th in 500 free at state meet as a junior… competed at the Futures Meet, finishing nith in 400 free and 10th in 200 breast… also played baseball and ran cross country… high school coaches were Joel Greathouse and Ashley Beaumont.

Personal — Born June 19, 2000, in Urbana, Ill… son of David and Melanie Fierke… has three siblings, Elora, Eileen, and Luke… father played football at Western Illinois… aunt, Diane (Fierke) Stenger played collegiate volleyball at University of Alaska Fairbanks… majoring in computer science and engineering.

Fierke’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
100 Free 46.17 at Shamrock Invitational 1/25/20
200 Free 1:37.10 at Minnesota Invitational 12/6/19
500 Free 4:21.62 Big Ten Championships 2/28/19
1,000 Free 9:24.28 Wisconsin/Northwestern 1/19/19
1,650 Free 15:10.24 Big Ten Championships 3/1/19
100 Breast 57.47 Western Illinois 2/1/19
200 Breast 2:00.89 at Minnesota Invitational 12/7/19