The Hawkeyes Win Big

College Swimming: The University of Iowa men’s swimming and diving team won 10 events en route to a 161-122 victory over the Northwestern on Saturday at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool.

“We have to go through things, take a look at the results and the video,” said UI head swim coach Marc Long.  “Across the board the men had some great performances, again this is all part of our process in preparation for the Big Ten.”

The Hawkeyes kicked off the meet with a victory in the 200 medley relay. Sophomores Grant Betulius and Korey Schneider and seniors Byron Butler and Jordan Huff swam a time of 1:28.68 to finish first in the event.

Iowa collected first and second place finishes in the 200 freestyle. Huff swam to the victory in 1:39.01 and freshman David Ernstsson finished second 1:39.11.

Iowa dominated the 100 free and 100 breast, finishing 1-2-3 in both events. Huff won the 100 free (45.18), finishing behind him were teammates sophomore Brian Donatelli in second (45.69) and Ernstsson in third (45.77). Schneider claimed the win in the 100 breast with an NCAA B’ qualifying time of 55.07. Freshman Roman Trussov placed second in the event (55.29), also posting an NCAA B’ cut, and junior Andrew Marciniak finished in third 55.69.

Trussov went on to collect another win in the 200 breast. The freshman touched the wall in 2:00.68 to post the victory, while Marciniak finished third with a time of 2:03.64.

Junior Dustin Rhoads and sophomore Grant Betulius finished first and second in the 100 back. Rhoads  won the event with an NCAA B’ qualifying time (48.04), and Betulius finished in second (49.07).

Butler collected a first place finished in the 200 fly, touching the wall in 1:48.27.

Freshman Addison Boschult picked up first and second place finishes. Boschult won the platform dive with a point total of 293.33, and recorded 275.03 points to finish second in the 1-meter.

Northwestern was able to take the victory in the 1,000 free, but seniors Patrick Weigand and Andy Ahlberg, and freshman Michael Ubert finished second (9:38.51) , third (9:48.33), and fourth (9:48.45).

The Hawkeyes return to action next weekend when they travel to Evanston, Ill., to compete in the Northwestern Invitational.

Women’s Swimming

The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team posted a 162-135 victory over Northwestern on Saturday at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool. The Hawkeyes won 10 events to move to 6-1 on the season.

“It is a great win for the program, it has been a long time since the women have beat Northwestern,” said UI head coach Marc Long. “Northwestern is a quality program, and we have a lot of respect for them. We are happy to get the win, but we still have to look at the big picture, which is the Big Ten and the NCAA’s.”

The Hawkeyes kicked off the meet with a victory in the 200 medley relay. The quartet of sophomore Heather Arseth, junior Karolina Wartalowicz, junior Abbey Tuchscherer, and freshman Olivia Kabacinski swam a time of 1:44.55 to win the event.

Sophomore Becky Stoughton collected three first place finishes.  The sophomore touched in 10:06.49 to finish first in the 1,000 free, while also winning the 200 fly with a time of 2:01.72 and the 500 free, touching in 4:57.40.

The Hawkeyes dominated the 200 freestyle, collecting first, second, and third place finishes. Junior Lindsay Seemann swam to the wall in 1:50.41 to take the victory. Junior Emily Hovren touched in 1:50.62 to finish second, and Kabacinski finished in third (1:50.62).

Wartalowicz picked up two first-place finishes.  The junior swam to the wall in 1:04.48 to win the 100 breast before winninng the 200 breast with a time of 2:19.07.

Junior Haley Gordon swam with urgency to win the 100 fly. She touched the wall in 56.85 to take the victory. Iowa complered the 1-2-3big finish whenTuesday teammates freshman Ashley Horodyski and Tuchscherer finished second (56.96) and third (57.22), respectively.

Seemann claimed victories in the 200 back and 400 IM. She swam a time of 2:01.20 to win the 200 back, and collected her third victory when she touched in 4:23.70 to win the 400 IM.

Junior Abby Grilli picked up a second place finish in the 1-meter, accumulating a point total of 269.47. Juniors Lauren Kelba and Joelle Christy finished in fifth (255.83) and seventh (244.43). Christy finished in second in the platform dive with a score of 234.75.

The Hawkeyes return to action on Feb. 1 when they travel to Evanston, Ill., to compete in the Northwestern Invitational. Participating teams include the host Wildcats and Nebraska.

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This is an unedited press release.

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Go Hawks. Coach Long is doing a great job there.

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