Jan. 18, 2014
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The 21st-ranked University of Iowa men's swimming and diving team dropped a pair of dual meets Saturday afternoon, falling to No.7 Missouri, 168-131, and No. 16 Indiana, 195-102, at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool.
"There was a really high quality group of athletes here today with Illinois, Missouri, and Indiana," said UI head coach Marc Long. I'm really proud of how the men and women stepped up."
Iowa opened the meet with a third and fourth place showing in the 200-medley relay. The quartet of junior Grant Betulius, senior Andrew Marciniak, senior Dustin Rhoads, and sophomore David Ernstsson touched out in 1:29.46 to take third, while sophomore Andrew Parker, sophomore Roman Trussov, freshman Jackson Allen, and senior Gianni Sesto finished fourth in 1:30.97.
Trussov posted the lone Hawkeye victory when he took the top spot in the 100-breast with an NCAA "B" cut time of 54:52. He tallied a second `B' cut time on the afternoon when he finished as the runner-up in the 200-breast (1:59.77).
Rhoads posted an NCAA `B' cut time in the 100-back when he finished second in 48.17. The Ames, Iowa, native also placed third in the 200-back (1:46.83) and fourth in the 100-fly (49.87).
Iowa also received second place finishes from Belzer and Allen. Belzer touched in 9:29.54 in the 1,000-free, while Allen was the runner-up in the 100-fly in 49.36.
In the diving well, Addison Boscult paced the Hawkeyes, finishing sixth in the 1-meter springboard (308.05) and seventh in the 3-meter (312.60).
Iowa concluded the meet with a second-place showing in the 400-free relay. Sophomore Charles Holiday, Ernstsson, Trussov, and Allen touched out in 3:02.40.
Iowa returns to action Saturday when it travels to Evanston, Ill., to face Northwestern in a Big Ten dual. The meet is set to begin at 11 a.m. (CT) inside the Norris Aquatics Center.