Jan. 7, 2010
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TAMPA, FL – The University of Iowa women’s swimming team competed at the Tampa Relays Wednesday afternoon at the UT Swimming Complex in Tampa, FL. The Hawkeyes racked up 226 points to finish first in the three-team field. Host University of Tampa (142) placed second ahead of Indiana University at Pennsylvania (62).
The Hawkeyes, racing with two squads in each of the 10 relay events, captured first place nine times and swept first and second-place honors in the 300-yard breaststroke relay. The Iowa trio of junior Katarina Tour, senior Julie Feingold and sophomore Dana Davidsen edge their rival teammates, senior Stacia Johns, freshman Madeline Scarborough and freshman April Allen, by nine seconds (2:42-2:49).
“I like the way we approached this meet,” said Head Coach Marc Long. “The relays gave us a chance to race during a very intense training period. It was a nice opportunity to keep ourselves warmed up as we approach the Big Ten Championships next month.”
Iowa prevailed in what proved to be the most exciting finish of the day. Swimming in their first 200-yard freestyle relay of the season, the Hawkeye quartet of senior Christine Kuczek, senior Julie deBruin , sophomore Danielle Carty and sophomore Daniela Cubelic touched out .26 seconds ahead of Tampa, 1:41.07-1:41.33. The victory was one of Kuczek’s team-high four wins. Carty, Cubelic, deBruin and junior Verity Hicks each competed in three of Iowa’s nine relay victories.
The Hawkeyes return home to host Illinois Saturday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. in the Field House Pool.