First dual-meet loss for men's swimming and diving

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 08, 2010 7:20 AM

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The Iowa men's swimming and diving team lost its first dual of the season Nov. 5, falling to No. 11 Minnesota, 177-119, in the University Aquatics Center in Minneapolis.

The Hawkeyes 200-medley relay team of seniors Max Dittmer and Sean Hagan and juniors Ryan Phelan and Paul Gordon started the meet by capturing second place with a time of 1:31.17.

Gordon and sophomore Jordan Huff continued their dominance in the 100 free as Gordon finished in first place with a season-best time of 1:38.18, and Huff also finished with a season-best time of 1:39.98.

Dittmer ended with a first-place finish in the 100 back with a time of 50.16, as well as another first place finish in the 200 individual medley. He touched the wall in 1:51.75.

Iowa also had success in the 200 back — sophomore Byron Butler won the event in a time of 1:48.45, with Dittmer and sophomore Donny Warren finishing right behind him at 1:51.30 and 1:51.80, respectively.

The diving team also performed well. Freshman Arsen Sarkisian claimed second place in the 3 meter with a score of 281.85, and he also placed fourth in the 1 meter by scoring 275.63. Fellow freshman Osvel Molina came in third place in both the 1 meter and 3 meter with scores of 293.40 and 249.60.

The loss marks the first time the men's team has been beaten this season after three dominating victories against Truman State, Wisconsin, and Michigan State. Iowa will return to action on Dec. 3 when they host the Hawkeye Invitational.

— by Ben Wolfson

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