Hawkeyes finish eighth at Big Ten meet

The Iowa men’s swimming and diving team finished eighth at the men’s Big Ten championship swimmning meet on Feb. 28 in the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center.

Junior Roman Trussov provided the biggest excitement for the Hawkeyes on Day Three of the meet, leading the 200 breaststroke up through the 150 mark. Trussov faded to finish fourth, but he still had the highest finish of any Hawkeye at the championships.

Overall, head coach Marc Long said the meet was good, despite the eighth-place finish. The Hawkeyes posted numerous individual-best times, and Trussov broke the school record in the 200 breaststroke.

Michigan won in the Big Ten title race, amassing 760 points to top second-place Ohio State and third-place Indiana. Purdue, carried by diving, finished fourth.

The Hawkeyes fell to Penn State in the race for seventh by just a point and a half, 232 to 230.5.

The Hawkeyes will return to action in the Big Ten Long-Course Invitational on Sunday in the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center, followed by the NCAA Zone Diving meet in the same venue on March 9-11 and the NCAA championships in the Campus Rec Center on March 26-28.

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