The University of Iowa men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams host the University of Minnesota in a conference dual meet Friday night. The dual will be held at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool beginning at 5 p.m. (CT).
Fans can follow the intrasquad meet via live results by following this link (http://www.livestats. hawkeyesports.com).
This Friday is ‘Pack the Pool’ night at the CRWC. The first 50 fans in attendance receive free tropical smoothies, while two tickets to the Iowa-Wisconsin football game will be given away. There will also be a cannonball contest featuring UI student-atheltes, for which fans will be selected to be judges. Fans selected to be judges will receive either an autographed basketball or football as a prize.
HAWKS DOWN SPARTANS IN DUAL MEET
The Hawkeyes downed Michigan State, 182-113, on Oct. 18 in a conference dual meet at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. The team won 13-of-16 events to help move their record to 1-1. Iowa set the tone early, posting a 1-2-3 finish in the 200-medley relay, the first event of the evening. The quartete of David Ernstsson, Andrew Marciniak, Dustin Rhoads, and Jackson Allen won the event in 1:30.35. Iowa also posted 1-2-3 finishes in the 100-backstroke and 200-breaststroke events. Betulius won the 100-back in 49.88 while Andrew Marciniak claimed the top time in the 200-breast, touching out in 2:02.94.
The University of Minnesota men’s swimming and diving team enters the meet ranked seventh in the CSCAA top 25, and 10th in the collegeswimming.com top 25. The Gophers are 2-1 overall, including a 1-0 conference mark. Minnesota knocked off the University of Wisconsin in a conference dual their last time out, taking the dual by a 220-150 final. The Gophers posted a win over Arizona State to open the season, while falling to Florida, the No. 2 team in the country.
HAWKEYES IN THE RANKINGS
The Hawkeyes men’s swimming and diving team enter the meet ranked 21st in the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) poll, released Oct. 24. The Hawkeyes are one of seven Big Ten programs ranked in the top 25. Joining Iowa is Michigan (1), Minnesota (7), Indiana (9), Ohio State (11), Wisconsin (18), and Penn State (19). The program is also ranked 24th in the collegeswimming.com top 25. Along with Iowa, Michigan (1), Minnesota (10), Ohio State (15), Penn State (16), Wisconsin (20), and Indiana (22) appear in the top 25.
NCAA ‘B’ CUTS
Sophomore Ruman Trussov became the first Hawkeye to post an NCAA ‘B’ cut time this season. On Oct. 11, Trussov posted a time of 54.60 in the 100-breast to qualify for an NCAA ‘B’ cut.
HOLLIDAY HAS BREAKOUT MEET
Sophomore Charles Holliday had his best meet of his collegiate career Oct. 18 against Michigan State, posting three first place finishes to go along with one second place time. Holliday sprinted to the 50-free (20.90) and 100-free (46.34) titles, was a member of the 400-free team that took the top.
This release was provided to SwimSwam courtesy of Iowa Swimming and Diving.