The University of Iowa men’s swimming and diving team competed in the second session of the Shamrock Invitational Saturday morning. The meet is scored as a dual meet against all participating teams. Going into today’s session, the Hawkeyes were ahead of Notre Dame and Denver. The invitational will wrap-up later this afternoon in the final session.
Opening the meet with the 200 medley relay, the Hawkeye men earned their first win of the day. Dustin Rhoads, senior Sean Hagan and juniors Paul Gordon and Ryan Phelan teamed up for the event. The relay team posted Iowa’s first victory of the session with a time of 1:31.22. Iowa’s ‘B’ relay finished in fourth (1:32.68).
Following the relays, freshman Tyler Lentz swam the 400 IM for the first time this season. Lentz finished ninth in the event with a time of 4:04.63. Sophomore Donny Warren placed 12th in the event (4:06.24).
Gordon recorded Iowa’s first individual first-place finish of the morning in the 100 fly. Gordon touched the wall first in 49.22. Sophomore Byron Butler came in a close second-place with a time of 49.25. Sophomore Mitch Taylor finished fifth in the event (50.54).
Following the 100 fly, sophomore Jordan Huff took third-place in the 200 free. Huff recorded a time of 1:40.55. Freshman Max Behles rounded out the top-five in the event (1:41.70).
Hagan had a close race in the 100 breast and touched the wall in third-place with a time of 56.72. In the next event, Rhoads, Butler and senior Max Dittmer finished third, fourth and fifth in the 100 back with times of 50.12, 50.22 and 50.60, respectively.
Finishing up the second session with an exciting 800 free relay, the Hawkeye men earned their second relay win of the morning. Gordon, junior Duncan Partridge, Behles and Huff touched the wall first with a time of 6:39.69, which set a new pool record at Notre Dame Aquatic Center. The previous record was set by Michigan State on Dec. 1, 2000.
The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team competed in the second session of the Shamrock Invitational Saturday morning. . The meet is scored as a dual meet against all participating teams. Going into today’s session, the Hawkeyes trailed Notre Dame, Denver, Northwestern and Ohio State. The invitational will wrap-up later this afternoon in the final session.
The Hawkeyes kicked of the second session of the invitational with the 200 medley relay. Junior Daniela Cubelic, freshman Karolina Wartalowicz and seniors Katarina Tour and Caitie Polz teamed up for the event and posted a fifth-place finish with a time of 1:46.08.
Freshman Haley Gordon recorded a fourth-place finish in the 400 IM with a time of 4:27.09. Wartalowicz finished 16th in the event and earned herself a new collegiate best time of 4:35.25.
Following the 400 IM, Tour finished 10th in the 100 fly with a time of 57.86. Tour went on to place fifth in the 100 breast (1:05.77). Cubelic grabbed another fifth-place finish for the Hawkeyes in the 100 back with a time of 57.23.
Finishing up the second session, the Hawkeyes claimed a fourth-place finish in the 800 free relay. Freshman Emily Hovren, senior Verity Hicks, freshmen Emily Christiansen and Aiste Dobrovolskaite posted a time of 7:39.86.
Senior Eric Lex celebrated his final home meet by becoming the first diver in Notre Dame history to crack the 400-point plateau in the 3-meter event Saturday at the Rolfs Aquatic Center. Lex’s score of 405.15 off the high board gave him a first-place finish and the school record as Notre Dame went on to split a pair of dual meets to end the two-day Shamrock Invitational.
While celebrating their Senior Day, the Irish (6-4) defeated Denver, 250-118, while falling to Iowa, 194-174, in non-conference men’s swimming and diving action.
Lex recorded one of six wins on the day for the Irish. Michael Sullivan (400 individual medley), Frank Dyer (200 free and 100 free), Christopher Johnson (100 breast), Petar Petrovic (100 back) and Joseph Raycroft (200 breast) also added gold-medal performances.
Dyer’s 200 free (1:37.62) effort was good for an NCAA B-cut, as was Notre Dame’s 400 free relay (3:00.38) and 800 free relay (6:39.92).
Next in store for Notre Dame is the BIG EAST Conference Championships held in Louisville, Ky. The diving portion spans from Feb. 11-13 while the swimming will take place from Feb. 16-19.
200 Medley Relay: The quartet of Petrovic, Johnson, Bill Bass and Kevin Overholt (1:31.32) finished just twenty four hundredths of a second behind first-place Iowa.
400 Individual Medley: Sullivan (3:58.48) and Wesley Mullins (3:58.73) went 1-2 for the Irish … Bass, P.J. Koppel and Tylor Gauger took the fourth through sixth positions, giving Notre Dame five of the top six finishes in the event.
100 Fly: Joshua Nosal led the Irish effort with his sixth-place finish of 50.73 … Bass was the next Irish swimmer to the wall as he froze the clock at 50.77.
200 Free: Notre Dame picked up its second 1-2 finish of the session as Dyer (1:37.62) and McGinley (1:40.38) reeled in the top two spots … Dyer’s performance earned him an NCAA B-cut.
100 Breast: The Irish went 1-2 for the second consecutive race – and third time in the session – as Johnson (55.55) picked up the win and Brian Maloy took second in 56.53.
100 Back: Petrovic registered the third straight Irish win as he cruised into the wall in 49.57.
800 Free Relay: Dyer, McGinley and Bass combined with Steven Brus to record a second-place finish as they touched the wall in 6:39.92 for an NCAA B-cut time … Iowa’s quartet took home the gold in 6:39.69, which was an NCAA B-cut and Rolfs Aquatic Center record.
3-meter Diving: Lex became the first diver in Notre Dame to tally 400 points in a six-dive competition as he recorded 405.15 points, good for a gold medal.
1,650 Free: Colin Babcock (15:59.95) led the Irish in the mile event with the first sub 16-minute time of the season as he notched a fourth-place finish.
200 Back: Petrovic clocked in at 1:49.61 as he took home the bronze … Wills (1:50.12) and Sullivan (1:50.16) recorded fifth and sixth-place finishes.
100 Free: Dyer (44.79) pulled away in the last ten yards to post his second individual victory of the meet.
200 Breast: Raycroft took home the gold out of lane eight in a blistering 2:03.32 … Joshua Choi (2:05.26) and Johnson (2:05.53) added fourth and fifth-place finishes.
200 Fly: Gauger and Mullins posted a 2-3 finish with 1:49.71 and 1:49.83 performances … Byron Butler was victorious for Iowa with a 1:49.36.
400 Free Relay: Overholt, Dyer, McGinley and Thomas Van Volkenburg combined for a silver medal with an NCAA B-cut of 3:00.38 … Iowa won the final event of the night with its own NCAA B-cut of 2:59.18.
Notre Dame split its four dual meets Saturday at the Rolfs Aquatic Center to end the two-day Shamrock Invitational. The women’s swimming and diving team defeated Denver (253-117) and Iowa (264-104) while falling to a pair of Big Ten squads in Ohio State (197.5-166.5) and Northwestern (193.5-176.5) while celebrating its Senior Day.
The Irish (4-7) get back into the water at 1:00 p.m. (ET) next Saturday for a home meet with Ball State.
Two wins by both Kim Holden (100 back, 200 back) and Samantha Maxwell (100 breast, 200 breast) surged the Irish in its penultimate meet of the regular season.
Ohio State set a pool record in the 800 free relay in 7:22.85, bettering the previous mark cemented by Michigan in 1998.
200 Medley Relay: The tandem of Holden, Maxwell, Lauren Scott and Amy Prestinario combined for a 1:44.53, good for a second-place showing … Ohio State took the win with a 1:43.57.
400 Individual Medley: Gracie Fredlake led the Irish effort as she paced to a 4:30.99 performance, good for 12th … Hannah Points of Northwestern took the win in 4:22.77.
100 Fly: Holden took the silver, freezing the clock at 56.35 … Katie Casey and Scott rounded out the Irish in the top-10 with 56.59 and 57.73 efforts, respectively … Shannon Draves (55.91) tallied the second Ohio State win in the second session.
200 Free: Kelly Ryan (1:51.65) touched the pad for fourth place … Lauren Sylvester finished sixth with a 1:52.35 performance … Megan Detro of Ohio State took first in 1:49.78.
100 Breast: Samantha Maxwell won gold in an NCAA B-cut time of 1:02.35.
100 Back: Kim Holden picked up the second consecutive Irish victory, clocking in at 55.82 … Kelly Ryan (57.18) also notched a top-five finish, capturing fourth place.
800 Free Relay: Prestinario, Sylvester and Fredlake teamed up with Jaime Malandra to take third place with a 7:36.86 showing … Ohio State set a pool record with its NCAA B-cut of 7:22.85.
1-meter Diving: Jenny Chiang and Heidi Grossman dove to the silver and bronze medals, respectively, by posting scores of 291.80 and 290.20 … Cosima Lenz from Northwestern took the title with 297.15 points.
1,650 Free: Sylvester paced herself to a 17:09.24, good for a fourth-place finish … Baird of Ohio State took home the gold with a 16:49.40 showing.
200 Back: Holden tallied her second individual win of the invitational with a 1:59.82 performance … Ryan (2:03.34) touched the pad in seventh.
100 Free: Prestinario sprinted to a silver medal with a 50.32 … Ryan clocked in at 51.68 and registered a fifth-place finish.
200 Breast: Maxwell completed the sweep of the breaststroke events with her NCAA B-cut of 2:15.85.
200 Fly: Casey notched a third-place finish of 2:03.34 … Draves of Ohio State completed the sweep of the fly events with a 2:02.61.
400 Free Relay: The Irish concluded the meet with a third-place finishing, registering a 3:24.87 … Ohio State took the gold in an NCAA B-cut of 3:23.22.
The University of Iowa men’s swimming and diving swept the competition at the Shamrock Invitational. After two days of competition spread out into three sessions, the Hawkeyes beat host Notre Dame (194-174) and Denver (229-129).
“It was a gutsy, hard racing win for the men’s team,” said Head Coach Marc Long. “We’re looking forward to next week’s senior meet and the upcoming Championship season.”
The Hawkeyes started the last session of the invitational with the 1,650 free. Freshman Manuel Belzer earned the Hawkeyes first victory of the night. Belzer posted a time of 15:52.87. Sophomore Patrick Weigand finished fifth in the event with a time of 15:59.93.
The Iowa men’s next first-place finish came from sophomore Byron Butler in the 200 back. Butler finished first in the event in 1:47.34, which is a season best time for him. Senior teammate Max Dittmer finished fourth in the event (1:49.73).
Juniors Paul Gordon and Duncan Partridge finished second and third in the 100 free with times of 44.80 and 44.95, respectively. Sophomore Jordan Huff finished seventh in the event with a time of 46.18. Sophomore Mitch Taylor and junior Ryan Phelan finished 10th (46.37) and 11th (46.42), respectively.
Following the 100 free, senior Sean Hagan recorded a second-place finish in the 200 breast in 2:03.66. Junior Sean Swibes placed sixth in the event with a collegiate best time of 2:05.75.
In the last individual event of the night, Butler took the top-spot in the 200 fly. Butler recorded a collegiate best time of 1:49.36 for first-place. Freshman Tyler Lentz finished in sixth-place with a time of 1:52.05.
Freshman diver Osvel Molina competed in the 3-meter diving event. Molina scored 322.90 points for fifth- place and a new collegiate best score.
At the conclusion of the day’s competition the Iowa men posted a first-place finish in the 400 free relay. Huff, Phelan, Gordon and Partridge finished the race in 2:29.18 to take the top-spot.
The Hawkeyes return to action Friday Feb. 4 when they host Western Illinois for the last home meet of the season. The meet is also the Hawkeyes last dual meet before the Big Ten Championships Feb. 23-26. The event is set to start at 6 p.m. (CT)
The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team wrapped-up its final day of competition at the Shamrock Invitational. After two days of competition spread out into three sessions, the Hawkeyes fell to host Notre Dame (264-104), Northwestern (274-93), Ohio State (256-94) and Denver (205-159).
The Hawkeyes started off the final session of the invitational with the 1,650 free. Freshman Taylor Newgaard earned ninth-place finish in the event with a time of 17:23.81. Senior Christine Mauro finished behind Newgaard in 10th place with a time of 17:24.33.
“Obviously we expect more overall wins for our developing team,” said Head Coach Marc Long. “However, I’m proud of their efforts and I’m excited about the future. I’m looking forward to next week’s senior meet and the upcoming championship season.”
Following the 1,650’s, junior Daniela Cubelic posted a sixth-place finish in the 200 back with a time of 2:03.09. Later on in the competition, freshman Karolina Wartalowicz recorded another sixth-place finish for the Hawkeyes in the 200 breast. Wartalowicz posted a time of 2:20.95.
Senior Caitie Polz and freshman Emily Hovren placed 15th in 16th in the 100 free with times of 53.23 and 53.27, respectively. Senior Katarina Tour finished 18th in the event (53.55).
In the last individual event of the night, freshman Haley Gordon placed 10th in the 200 fly in 2:06.57. Freshman Abbey Tuchscherer placed 16th (2:08.58), while freshman teammate Aiste Dobrovolskaite placed 18th (2:09.36).
Freshman diver Lauren Kelba competed in the 1-meter diving event. Kelba earned a score of 243.75 to finish in eighth-place. The Hawkeyes were short divers this weekend because junior Veronica Rydze and senior Deidre Freeman were back in Iowa City for the US Diving Nationals meet.
Iowa concluded the two-day competition with the 400 free relay. Cubelic, Tour, Polz and Hovren teamed-up for the event and posted a fourth-place finish with a time of 3:38.88.
The Hawkeyes return to action Friday Feb. 4 when they host Western Illinois and Northern Iowa for the last home meet of the season. The meet is also the Hawkeyes last dual meet of the season before the Big Ten Championships Feb. 16-19. The event is set to start at 6 p.m. (CT)
The University of Denver men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams finished in third and fourth place, respectively, at the Shamrock Invitational in South Bend, Ind.
The DU women defeated Iowa but fell to Ohio State, Northwestern and Notre Dame. The men were taken down by Iowa and Notre Dame.
On the men’s side, freshman Kyle Milberg (Littleton, Colo.) took home a pair of second-place finishes in the 100-backstroke (50.02) and the 200-backstroke (1:48.76). Junior Clayton Myers (Aurora, Colo.) also claimed second in the 1650-freestyle with a time of 15:54.72, while fellow junior Tyler Pennington (Scottsdale, Ariz.) followed right behind in third with a time of 15:58.25. Pennington also finished third in the 400-IM (4:00.68).
On the women’s end, senior Grace Kittle (Dallas, Texas) finished second in the 100-breaststroke (1:03.90) and the 200-breaststroke (2:16.24). She also helped the 800-freestyle relay team to a second-place finish with a time of 7:36.10. Senior Katy Motsinger (Charleston, S.C.) claimed second place in the 100-backstroke with a time of 56.55.
Next up, the Pioneers will head to the Sun Belt Conference Championships in Dallas, Texas Feb. 23-26.
The Ohio State women’s swimming and diving team closed out its dual meet season with four wins at the Shamrock Invitational in South Bend, Ind., this weekend and in the process set a school record for single season wins. The No. 18-ranked Buckeyes, under the direction of third-year coach Bill Dorenkott, finished the 2010-11 dual meet campaign with an 11-1 record.
In the final weekend of racing prior to the Big Ten championships, which will be held Feb. 16-19 at the Indiana University, Ohio State powered through the championship format schedule to defeat Notre Dame 197-166.5, Northwestern 205-159, Iowa 256-94, and Denver 238-120. The team, competing without the aid of its divers, who are in Iowa City, Iowa, at the U.S. Diving National Championships, won 11 races during the two-day, three-session invitational.
Sophomore sprinter Megan Detro was part of six wins – individual wins in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle events plus three relay wins – to spark the Buckeyes. She teamed with Alex Norris, Samantha Cheverton and Anita Beck to set a new Rolfs Aquatic Center record in the 800 free relay in 7:22.85. The mark bested a record from 1991 by a Michigan quartet that had stood as the third-oldest record in the facility.
Four other Buckeyes were victorious this weekend: Shannon Draves won both the 100 butterfly (55.91) and the 200 butterfly (2:02.61); Cheverton won the 500 free in 4:51.70; Norris captured the 200 individual medley in 2:04.66; and Kelly Ann Baird won the 1,650 freestyle in 16:49.40.
Ohio State also had a number of runner-up finishes, including Angela Severn in the 400 individual medley, Cheverton in the 200 freestyle and the 200 backstroke, Natalie Nichols in the 1,650 freestyle and Norris in the 200 butterfly.
In addition to the record win in the 800 free relay, the Buckeyes also got relay wins from its 200 medley relay team of Kelsey Moran, Severn, Norris and Detro (1:43.57) and from its 400 freestyle relay team of Beck, Cheverton, Detro and Norris in 3:23.22.