Jan. 28, 2006
CHICAGO, IL – The University of Iowa men and women’s swimming and diving team traveled to the University of Illinois-Chicago on Saturday afternoon. The Hawkeye women defeated the Flames 160-77 but the men fell 136-101. The women’s season record improves to 6-6 (0-4 Big Ten), while the men drop to 3-6 (0-3 Big Ten).
Senior diver Nancilea Underwood returned to action and shattered the school record in three meter diving with a score of 400.05. Underwood set the previous record of 365.78 earlier this year at home versus Minnesota. She also took first in the one meter with a score of 302.55. Senior Andrea Hemphill placed first in the 200 individual medley (2:12.15), third in the 100 backstroke (1:01.37) and fifth in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.87). Freshman Alison Gschwend finished first in the 100 backstroke and second in the 200 individual medley. Five other Hawkeyes finished in first place.
Freshman Nick Divan led the Hawkeye men with first place finishes in the 1,000, 500 and 200 freestyle. Senior Cameron Dye finished second in the 1,000 freestyle and third in the 200 and 500 freestyle. Sophomore Andrej Lenert placed second in the 100 backstroke and fourth in the 100 butterfly.
The Hawkeye women return to action next Friday, February 3rd, at UNI in Cedar Falls. This was the final regular season meet for the Hawkeye men. They will compete at the Big Ten Championships on February 23-25 on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.
Illinois-Chicago 136 IOWA 101
Illinois-Chicago 77 IOWA 160