Michigan State vs. Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa, October 29. THE University of Iowa men's swimming and diving team, 2-0 overall and in the Big Ten, hosted Michigan State at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool Saturday. The Hawkeyes dominated the Spartans, winning all 16 eventswith a final score of 202-91.
The Hawkeyes kicked off the meet with first and second place finishes in the 200 medley relay.Dustin Rhoads, Duncan Partridge, Paul Gordon andRyan Phelan took the top spot with a time of 1:30.60. Iowa's ‘B' squad ofGrant Betulius, Korey Schneider, Byron Butler andJordan Huff touched the wall just behind Iowa's ‘A' team with a time of 1:30.78.

Phelan matched his pool record of 20.20 with his win the 50 free. Phelan's time in the event is his fastest time this season and marks an NCAA ‘B" qualifying time. Phelan went on to collected another individual first place finish with a time of 45.74 in the 100 free.

Iowa recorded first, second and third place finishes in the 100 breast. Kyle Noser won the event with a time of 57.29. Schneider touched the wall just behind Noser with a time of 57.30, while Andrew Marciniak placed third with a time of 59.27.

Distance swimmers, Patrrick Weigand and Manuel Belzer posted first place finishes in the 1,000 and 500 free with times of 9:32.00 and 4:32.00, respectively. Tyler Lentz earned two individual first place finishes in the 200 fly (1:50.37) and 400 IM (3:38.01).

Hawkeye divers Osvel Molina and Arsen Sarkisian claimed first and second place on the one-meter springboard. Molina earned a score of 3.24.75 to finish first, while Sarkisian placed second (292.21). Later on in the competition, Molina claimed another title on the boards in the three-meter springboard event. He posted a score of 297.38.

Iowa concluded the meet with its 16th victory on the day over the Spartans in the 400 free relay. The squad of Gordon,Sean Swibes, Phelan and Partridge swam a time of 3:03.86 to claim the victory.

The Hawkeyes return to the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool Nov. 4 when they host Minnesota. The meet is set to start at 5 p.m.

The University of Iowa women's swimming and diving team, 2-0 overall and in the Big Ten, hosted Michigan State at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool Saturday. The Hawkeyes dominated the Spartans, winning a total of 13 out 16 events with a final score of 184.5-93.5.

Becky Stoughton set a school and pool record in the 400 IM with a time of 4:17.90. The previous school record was set by Jennifer Skolaski in 2003 with a time of 4:20.14. Stoughton's time was also a NCAA ‘B' qualifying time. Stoughton has set five records in the first three meets this season as a Hawkeye freshman. She also recorded an individual first-place finish in the 100 back. Her time of 56.68 in the event ranks seventh overall in school history.

The Hawkeyes kicked off the meet with first and second place finishes in the 200 medley relay. The quartet of Danielle Carty, Karolina Wartalowicz, Haley Gordon and Heather Arseth finished first with time of 1:44.79. Iowa's ‘B' team of Daniela Cubelic, Hannah Maher, Audrey Kumm and Elise Borja placed behind Iowa's ‘A' team in second at 1:46.07.

Taylor Newgaard and Hillary Weigand finished first and second in the 1,000 free with times of 10:21.33 and 10:21.77, respectively. Later on in the competition, Arseth posted a first place finish and collegiate best time in the 100 free after touching the wall in 51.76 seconds.

The Hawkeyes recorded first, second and third place finishes in the 200 free.Emily Hovren won the event with a time of 1:53.31. Emily Christiansen placed second (1:54.65), while Cubelic placed third (1:55.76). Iowa went on to collect another set of the top-three times but in the 200 fly. Gordon won the event with a time of 2:05.58.

Hawkeye diver Veronica Rydze posted a first place finish on the three-meter springboard with a score of 322.36. Abigail Grilli rounded out the top-five in the event with a score of 246.61. Rydze went on to place third on the three-meter springboard with a score of 248.03.

Iowa concluded the meet with the 400 free relay. Hovren, Carty, Cubelic and Arseth dominated the event, touching the wall ahead of the other squads with a time of 3:27.37, which was nine seconds ahead of Michigan State's second place finishing relay (3:36.58).

The Hawkeyes return to the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool Nov. 4 when they host Minnesota. The meet is set to start at 5 p.m.

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