Oct. 31, 2013
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Where Iowa City, Iowa (Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool beginning at 5 p.m.)
Order of Events
200 Medley Relay
1 Meter Diving
3 Meter Diving
400 Freestyle Relay
After the Break
After a weekend break from competition, the University of Minnesota men’s swimming and diving team is set to dive back into the Big Ten Conference with a dual meet against the University of Iowa. Hosted in Iowa City, Iowa the Gophers will look to add their second conference victory to their overall standings. The last dual for the men’s team was in the 220-150 win over the University of Wisconsin Badgers on October 18-19 at the Wisconsin Natatorium. Minnesota currently holds a record of 2-1 in the season and 1-0 in the conference.
Near the Top
Recognized by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), Minnesota was acknowledged near the top of the leader board and was ranked seventh overall for men’s swimming and diving as of October 24.
Standing up to the Hawkeyes
Minnesota enters the meet with an upstanding record against the Hawkeyes. The two conference teams have a rich history that dates back to 1920 when they had their first swimming and diving competition. Since that very first match-up, Minnesota has kept an advantage over the Hawkeyes by having a winning overall record of 47-40. In the past 11 seasons the Gophers have outscored Iowa 10-1 dating back to the 2002-03 season. The only loss came in 2011-12 when the Gophers were defeated by a score of 160.5-139.5. However the last time Minnesota faced off against Iowa the Gophers came out on top when they defeated the Hawkeyes 165.5-132.5 in the 2012-13 season.
The Aurora Colorado native Daryl Turner has been making a name for himself on the Golden Gopher team. By having strong performances in event competitions each meet, others have taken notice. On October 22, Turner earned his second conference weekly honor. He was named Freshman of the Week. Earlier in the year Turner was awarded Swimmer of the Week on October 8 after his debut meet against Arizona State.
After three meets so far in the season, top times have risen from the men’s team. As follows based on event: Current Top Times
US Nationals Start on Tuesday
Eleven Golden Gophers, including several program record holders, will compete in Indianapolis this week.
Gophers Receive CSCAA Scholar All-America Recognition
Both the men's and women's teams earned academic distinction from the coaches association.
Former swim coach Eckelkamp Passes Away
Gopher Athletics is saddened to learn that former assistant men's swimming and diving coach Steve Eckelkamp has passed away at his home on June 10, in Mount Juliet, Tenn.