The track & field team hosts its Black & Gold Intrasquad meet on Saturday at 3 p.m. The team will compete in 11 events, which can be found here, as it prepares for its season opener on January 13, the Hawkeye Invitational. 90 Hawkeyes were named to the fall Academic All-Big Ten teams; the full list of honorees is here.
Swim & Dive
The swimmers concluded the Minnesota Invitational this week after the divers competed at Minnesota a couple of weeks ago. The men took down the Golden Gophers, 837 - 828, but the women lost, 921.5 - 756.5.
Michael Tenney and Kenneth Mende each won two events to lead the men over Minnesota. Tenney touched first in the 500-free (4:25.69) and 400-IM (3:52.54). Tenney also finished fourth in the 200-free, one spot behind Jack Smith. Mende placed first in the 100-back (47.82) and 200-back (1:44.02).
Jerzy Twarowski had a strong race, too, finishing second in the 100-butterfly (47.76). He finished just 0.65 seconds behind first place finisher Tuomas Pokkinen. The breakout performance of the meet goes to Daniel Swanepoel, though. He set two personal records on the day and was part of second-place finishing relay team. His individual performances resulted in a second place finish in the 100-breaststroke (53.74) and 200-breaststroke (1:57.18).
Swanepoel, joined by Mende, Twarowski and Smith, took second in the 200-medley, finishing in 1:27.53. Their time was less than one second off of Minnesota's winning time.
Swanepoel's performance at the Minnesota Invitational earned him Big Ten Freshman of the Week. Each of his personal records were NCAA "B" qualifying times.
Despite the loss, Hannah Burvill stole the show for the Hawkeyes with her school record-time of 49.10 in the 100-free, though she place third in the race.
Burvill's best finish came in the 200-free, as she touched second in 1:45.82 -- 0.4 seconds off the school record. Burvill also took third in the 100-breaststroke (53.93), as Jo Jekel and Meghan Lavelle took fourth and fifth, respectively.
Kelsey Drake also notched a top-three finish, as her time of 53.82 seconds in the 100-butterfly was good enough for third. She was in second place heading into the final 25 yards, but she fell off pace and into third by 0.14 seconds.
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Last week, the NFHCA named sophomore Katie Birch to the NFHCA All-West Region First Team. This week, Birch was given Third Team All-America honors by the same publication, becoming the 90th All-American in program history. The first time All-American led the team in goals (14), points (36) and shots (68). She also had two hat tricks this season.
Three former Iowa golfers are in the final round of qualifying for the Web.com tour (the professional golf tour below the main PGA Tour). Vince India, Steven Ihm, and Brad Hopfinger will compete with 143 other golfers for a full-time spot on the 2018 Web.com Tour (Top 10 finishers can earn spots in the first 12 events of 2018).