Iowa Takes Down School Records At Minnesota Invite

by SwimSwam 6

December 08th, 2019 College, News

Courtesy: Iowa Athletics

MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Iowa swimming and diving team notched three school records on the final day at the Minnesota Invitational at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center, earning several NCAA ‘B’ qualifying standards and numerous career bests.


Junior Kelsey Drake took Iowa’s 200 fly crown with a time of 1:58.18 in prelims, earning an NCAA ‘B’ cut in finals with a time of 1:58.50. Drake now holds both the 100 and 200 school records after the invitational.

Freshman Millie Sansome cruised to a school record in the 200 back in prelims, setting the new mark at 1:56.31.

Senior Hannah Burvill tabbed Iowa’s third school record of the day in the 100 free, shattering her own record and touching in a time of 48.65. This time is good for an NCAA ‘B’ cut.


Sophomore Anze Fers Erzen moves to third all-time in Iowa history in the 200 back with a flashing 1:42.64. Ryan Purdy moves to ninth all-time with a time of 1:44.64. Both earned the qualifying standard.

Sophomore Aleksey Tarasenko tabbed eighth overall with a time of 43.23, nearly taking the school record in prelims with a 42.85. Senior Steve Fiolic followed suit with a 43.74.

Junior Daniel Swanepoel touched in a personal best (1:55.46) in the 200 breast, narrowing closer to assistant coach Roman Trussov’s school record. Senior Weston Credit moved up the all-time rankings to sixth in Iowa history with a 1:58.47, topping his career best and missing the NCAA ‘B’ mark by just .04.

Drake swam a time of 1:58.95, earning an NCAA ‘B’ cut in the 200 fly, but did not eclipse her school record of 1:58.18 from prelims.


The 400-free relay team of Allyssa Fluit, Burvill, Sarah Schemmel, and Macy Rink post the second-fastest time in school history at 3:19.41. Burvill’s split of 48.59 is the fastest ever by an Iowa sprinter.

The men’s 400-free relay team of Tarasenko, Joe Myhre, Fiolic, and Will Scott grabbed the fifth-fastest time in program history with a 2:53.74.

Sansome broke into another category in Iowa’s record books, swimming a time of 16:41.89 in the 1,650 free, good for sixth all-time. Holt nearly missed 10th in school history in the mile, posting a time of 15:27.23.

Freshman Aleksandra Olesiak drops significant time in the 200 breast finals, posting a 2:15.62.


The Iowa women finished seventh ahead of Nebraska with 254 points, just behind Harvard with 282 points.

The Hawkeye men placed fifth with 250 points, ahead of Minnesota (235) and Harvard (171).


The Hawkeyes return to the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center tomorrow for a long course showdown with the hopes of capturing Olympic Trials qualifying standards.

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9 months ago

Go Hawks! Impressive meet!

First to the 25
9 months ago

School records are cool, but they’re still not improving at the same rate as other teams. They’re also HEAVILY reliant on foreign swimmers, who come in at scoring level.

Reply to  First to the 25
9 months ago

I love when you comment on the Hawks. So salty.

Reply to  First to the 25
9 months ago

The foreign athlete argument again eh? I guess we’ll tell Florida, FSU, NC state, Louisville, Indiana, and literally almost every other school not named Texas or Cal that their reliance on foreign athletes to score points at championship meets negates any progress towards program improvement.

Frank the Tank
Reply to  Koolaide
9 months ago

Foreign athletes scoring points at championship meets is not the basis of the argument. It’s that Iowa can’t get domestic athletes to be competitive nationally. All power 5 programs have foreign athletes. The successful programs have American and foreign athletes that are equally talented and develop both to be successful, something the Hawks haven’t figured out.

Reply to  First to the 25
9 months ago

Look, improvement is improvement. Clearly you are a hater so you can’t just take a positive story and let it be. Michigan Men have 6 foreigners out of their 42 man roster, with the Americans making up most of the ones not going to Big Tens or NCAAs. Indiana has 4 of their 36 man roster from foreign countries, and most of this 32 Americans also won’t be traveling to championship meets. Iowa men have 6 of their 27 men on their roster from foreign countries. Recruiting foreigners, unless you are one of the top 20 or so programs, is a necessity if you want to compete at all. Outside of these top programs, you can tell how much scholarship… Read more »