The Irish captured four NCAA B-cuts Friday at the Hawkeye Invite.

Irish Post Strong Start In Iowa City

Dec. 2, 2011

Complete Results

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Frank Dyer notched NCAA B-cut performances in the 500 and 50 free for Notre Dame while Michigan set four pool and meet records to begin the Hawkeye Invitational hosted by the University of Iowa Friday night at the Iowa Aquatic Center.

Notre Dame (147) sits in third place among the seven-team swimming and diving field through the first day of competition at the three-day event. Michigan (280.5) leads the pack while Iowa (208) is second.

Dyer’s swims were two of several great performances for the Irish, including an NCAA B-cut swim to start the meet in the 200 free relay.

Kevin Overholt added an NCAA B-cut qualifying sprint in the 50 free.

Saturday’s preliminary session begins at 10:00 a.m. (CT) with the finals starting at 6:00 p.m.

200 Free Relay: Notre Dame took third as Dyer, Kevin Overholt, Christopher Johnson and John McGinley teamed for a 1:20.80 time, which was an NCAA B-cut.

500 Free: Dyer placed third overall with his NCAA B-cut of 4:22.28.

200 Individual Medley: Patrick Olson was Notre Dame’s highest finisher, taking sixth in 1:49.85.

50 Free: The top eight including Kevin Overholt’s 20.17 for sixth and Dyer’s eighth-place swim in 20.24 … both were NCAA B-cut times.

400 Medley Relay: The Irish settled for fifth in 3:18.56 with Bertie Nel, Johnson, Dyer and Overholt finishing the evening.