Feb. 1, 2014
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The No. 25 University of Iowa men's swimming and diving team dropped a pair of duals to Notre Dame and Missouri State at the Shamrock Invitational. The Hawkeyes fell to Notre Dame, 224.50-145.50, and Missouri State, 213-157.
Iowa won three events during the second day of competition.
The Hawkeyes opened the morning session Saturday morning with the first victory. In the 200-medley relay the quartet of junior Grant Betulius, sophomore Roman Trussov, senior Dustin Rhoads, and sophomore Charles Holliday paired up to finish in 1:29.78 to take the top spot.
Trussov paced the team, posting two more first-place finishes, taking both the 100 and 200-breast. The junior touched out in 55.05, a NCAA `B' cut, to claim the 100-breast, while finishing in 2:00.26 to win the 200-breast.
Rhoads posted a pair of second-place finishes, including a `B' cut time, in the backstroke events. In the 100-back, he touched in 48.41 seconds to finish as runner-up, while Betulius (49.93) and Matthew Boyd (50.24) finished fourth and tied for fifth, respectively. Rhoads also was second in the 200-back in 1:48.56.
In the final event of the meet, Iowa teamed up to take second in the 400-free relay. Sophomore David Ernstsson, Holliday, sophomore Jackson Allen, and senior Gianni Sesto came together to finish in 3:01.05 to end the meet on a high note.
In the diving well, sophomore Addison Boschult finished third on the 1-meter springboard. His score of 315.15 marks a new season best.
Iowa returns to the pool Feb. 7, hosting Western Illinois in the final home dual meet of the season. The meet will serve as Senior Day with festivities set to begin at 5:45 p.m. (CT). Competition will start at 6 p.m. inside the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool.