Iowa Hawkeyes roll past Michigan State in Big Ten competition

The Iowa Hawkeyes picked up wins in both genders against conference rivals Michigan State on Friday night, the first win of the season for the Hawkeye men.

Iowa thoroughly dominated, winning 13 of 16 women’s events and 10 of 16 men’s races.

For the men, it was the first win of the season, and provided some revenge from last week’s dual, where the team lost to Michigan’s other college program, the Michigan Wolverines.

Roman Trussov swept the breaststrokes for Iowa, putting up times of 55.28 and 2:01.65 to win both easily. The backstrokes were also great for the Hawkeyes, as Grant Betulius won the 100 (49.31) and then Chris Freeman, Andrew Parker and Betulius combined to go 1-2-3 in the 200 back, with Freeman winning in 1:49.40.

Nathaniel Weeks led the Spartans, winning the 200 fly in a tight touchout of Iowa’s Jerzy Twarowski, 1:50.40 to 1:50.45. Weeks returned to win the 200 IM to close out the individual events. He was 1:51.85. Twarowski, a freshman, went on to win the 100 fly for Iowa.

Michigan State also got two nice swims from freshman Lachlan McLeish in the 200 and 100 frees. The first-year from Melbourne, Australia went 1:40.36 in the 200 and added a 46.12 to win the 100.

For the women, Iowa senior Becky Stoughton continued to rule the distance races as she’s done much of her career. She kicked things off with a 10:02.17 to run away with the 1000 free title, then added a 4:59.05 as the only woman under 5 minutes in the 500 free.

Olivia Kabacinski took the next two freestyle races in distance, winning the 200 (1:52.19) and 100 (51.90) with freshman Nikol Lagodzinska second in both.

Michigan State got two of its three wins in the butterfly races. Sarah Love, a sophomore, won the 100 fly in 56.38, about a half-second up on Iowa freshman Summer Campbell. In the 200, it was junior Elizabeth Brown who picked up the win in 2:03.76. The Spartans other victory was in 3-meter diving, where Alison Menzies scored 323.70.

The Hawkeye women improved to 2-1 after beating Nebraska and losing to Michigan last week.

Full results available here.

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