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Hawkeyes leave Omaha after swim trials

BY DI STAFF | JULY 02, 2012 6:30 AM

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The Iowa swim team sent 13 athletes to the U.S. Olympic trials in Omaha on June 25 through today, and the final group of Hawkeyes finished their races over the weekend.

Junior-to-be Tyler Lentz took 60th in the men's 200-meter individual medley with a time of 2:05.68 on June 29. Ex-Hawkeye Conor Dwyer won the preliminary event, finishing with a time of 1:59.11.

Four Hawkeyes competed in the men's 50-meter freestyle on June 30: Sophomore-to-be Brian Donatelli, junior-to-be Gianni Sesto, and graduated seniors Ryan Phelan and Paul Gordon. Phelan led the Iowa sprinters, finishing in a three-way tie for 36th place with a time of 23.01 seconds. He was followed by Gordon, who finished in 64th after swimming 23.27 seconds. Sesto finished in 89th place with a time of 23.45 seconds, and Donatelli took 156th, finishing in 23.97 seconds.

Anthony Ervin won the preliminary of the 50-meter sprint with a time of 21.83.

Gordon also swam on June 29, finishing the men's 100-meter butterfly in 75th place with a time of 55.05 seconds. Teammate Byron Butler, who will be a senior in the fall, finished 41st in the event in 54.29.

Sixteen-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps won the 100-meter fly preliminary with a time of 51.80.

— by Molly Irene Olmstead


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