Feb. 19, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, IN –
The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team finished in eighth place at the 2005 Big Ten Championships. The Hawkeyes tallied 218 points over the four-day event and provisionally qualified three individuals in four different events, as well as two relay team for the NCAA Championships.
Iowa senior Jennifer Skolaski swam to a fourth-place finish in the 200 back with an Iowa season-best time of 1:58.69. The time was also good enough to provisionally qualify her for the NCAA Championships as it met the B-standard time.
Junior Kelly Werner took eighth in the 200 back with a time of 2:00.94. The time provisionally qualified her for NCAA’s, meeting the B-standard time. She also swam a personal-best 2:00.69 in the prelims.
Iowa sophomore Jaclyn Sarna swam an 18:25.28 for 25th place in the 1,650 free, shattering her previous season-best time by nearly 25 seconds.
The Hawkeye 400 free relay team comprised of Skolaski, Katie Martin, Karen Kelly and Katie Haeger swam to a ninth-place finish with a season-best time of 3:24.03. The time also provisionally qualified the relay team for NCAA’s as it met the B-standard time.
Two other Hawkeyes posted season-best performances in the preliminaries held Saturday morning. In the 100 free, Martin took 20th with an Iowa season-best time of 51.16. The time also provisionally qualified her for NCAA’s as it met the B-standard time. Haeger swam a 2:21.82 in the 200 breast.
Iowa will host the 2005 Iowa Senior Championships on March 3-6.