Hawkeyes Set School Record


Feb. 18, 2009

Complete Results

ANN ARBOR, MI — The 200 medley relay of Hawkeye freshman Danielle Carty, sophomore Katarina Tour, freshman Daniela Cubelic and junior Julie deBruin broke the school record they set earlier this season in the first event of the 2009 Big Ten Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships at Ann Arbor, MI. The Iowa quartet placed eighth in 1:41.33, breaking the previous record of 1:42.43 they set at the Missouri Invite in December. The new record is also a NCAA B cut.

The Hawkeyes placed eighth in the second and final event of the night – the 800 free relay. Junior Christine Kuczek, sophomore Verity Hicks, senior Alison Gschwend and Cubelic finished in 7:21.08, which is over 11 seconds faster than their previous season best and ranks second in school history.

“It was a good start to the meet for us,” said Iowa Head Coach Marc Long. “Our 200 medley relay broke their own record by over a second – which is impressive for that race – and all four swimmers on the 800 free relay posted lifetime-best splits.”

After two events, the Hawkeyes are in seventh place in the team race with 44 points. Minnesota leads the team standings with 72. Both relay winners (200 medley – Wisconsin, 800 free – Minnesota) set Big Ten records and posted NCAA A cuts with their winning times.

Iowa resumes competition at 10 a.m. (CT) Thursday at Michigan’s Canham Natatorium.

Place Team – Points
1. Minnesota – 72
12. Indiana – 68
3. Michigan – 60
4. Penn State – 58
5. Northwestern – 52
6. Purdue – 48
7. Iowa – 44
8. Ohio State – 42
9. Wisconsin – 40
10. Michigan State – 32
Illinois – 32

WEDNESDAY’S EVENT RESULTS (Winner Plus Iowa Placers)
200 Medley Relay
1. Wisconsin (Meyer, Wanland, Zwiegers, Thompson) 1:36.29
8. Iowa (Carty, Tour, Cubelic, deBruin) 1:41.33

800 Free Relay
1. Minnesota (Shaughnessy, McCarthy, Kobayashi, Jennings) 7:01.65
8. Iowa (Kuczek, Hicks, Gschwend, Cubelic) 7:21.08