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Men’s swimming sets two school records at Big Tens

BY BEN WOLFSON | FEBRUARY 24, 2011 7:20 AM

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The Iowa men’s swimming team concluded its first day of the Big Ten championships in Minneapolis on Wednesday with school records in both its races — the 200-medley relay and the 800-free relay.

In the 200, senior Sean Hagan, juniors Ryan Phelan and Paul Gordon, and freshman Dustin Rhoads finished in a time of 1:28.45, breaking the previous Iowa mark of 1:29.02 set last year at Big Tens.

For the 800, Gordon led off, followed by sophomore Jordan Huff, junior Duncan Partridge, and senior Max Dittmer. They finished in an official time of 6:27.36, beating last year’s previous record of 6:27.66.

Because Gordon led off the race, his time also counts individually in the 200 free. His time of 1:34.85 — a college best for him — ranks second in school history.

Through the first day of competition, the Hawkeyes are in seventh place with 46 points. Michigan leads the field with 80 points.

Today, the 500 free, 200 individual medley, 50 free, 1-meter diving, and 400-medley relay all will have final races.


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