M Swimming: Irish Win Hawkeye Invite

Notre Dame Men's Swimming and Diving | Dec. 8, 2013 | Notre Dame Athletics

Mens Swimming

The fruits of prior day's successes were in full effect Sunday, as the University of Notre Dame men's swimming and diving team cruised to victory on the final day of the Iowa Hawkeye Invitational at the Iowa Campus and Recreation and Wellness Center. The Irish scored 1,228.5 points to take the invitational title over host Iowa (977.5 points), followed by Denver (669 points) and Milwaukee (248 points).

Senior two-time All-American Frank Dyer broke the sixth team record of the weekend during a time trial swim prior to the afternoon final session, clocking a 100 fly swim of 46.92 in a solo trial run. Dyer now holds at least a share of nine all-time Notre Dame records during his four seasons competing with the Irish.

Senior Bertie Nel posted the best Notre Dame qualifying time in the 200 back to open the morning preliminary session, logging the then best Irish readout of the year with a third-place swim of 1:46.12 for an NCAA B-cut. Freshman Tom Anderson (1:46.73) and junior James McEldrew (1:46.93) added `A' final qualifying times. Anderson led all Irish finishers in the event final, capturing an NCAA B-cut with a career-best 1:45.37 to take third place. Nel added an NCAA B clip of his own with a fifth-place 1:46.20, while McEldrew logged a 1:47.19. 

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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