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Badgers Cruise to Victory Over Iowa



The mens swimming and diving team finished its two day competition against Iowa today, winning with a score of 209-138. The Badgers move to 3-0 overall, 1-0 in the Big Ten.

The men took first in seven of the eight events today, led by senior Tim Liebhold (Chapel Hill, N.C.), who once again stole the show by taking first in three events. He won the 200-yard backstroke (1:51.42), the 400-yard IM (4:02.29) and helped the University of Wisconsin 400-yard medley relay team consisting of Liebhold, Adam Mania (Hickman, Neb.), Nick Bennett (Birmingham, Ala.) and Eric Wiesner (Montrose, Colo.) to capture first with a time of 3:22.28.

The team performed well and we had a very strong opening Big Ten meet, said head coach Eric Hansen.

Wiesner took first in the 100-yard freestyle (44.97) and was part of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay team of (1:23.28).

Mania added a victory in the 100-yard butterfly (49.83).

The 500-yard freestyle race was swept by the Badgers. Taking the top three spots were Mike Swanson (Lancaster, Pa.) with a time of 4:35.63, Tom Molzhan (Barrington, Ill.) with a time of 4:36.02 and Michael Hamm (Waukesha, Wis.) in the time of 4:39.00.

Iowas lone winner was Agache Dragos, who took first in the 200-yard breaststroke in a time of 2:07.52.

The Badgers will next be in action at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 in Tucson, Ariz.

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