Jan. 23, 2010
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EVANSTON, IL- The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team traveled to Evanston, IL to take on a strong Northwestern team. The Hawkeyes put up a good fight and had some strong swims but in the end feel short of a victory. Iowa lost 173.5-121.5.
The Hawkeyes started the meet off with a close race in the 200 medley relay. Sophomore Danielle Carty, junior Katarina Tour, freshman Grace Borchers and sophomore Daniela Cubelic teamed up to take on the Wildcats. Iowa just out-touched Northwestern’s relay team for a first-place finish. The team posted a time of 1:44.44 to beat Northwestern (1:44.61).
Carty and Cubelic came in first and second in the 100 back. Carty earned first-place with a time of 56.41, while Cubelic finished right behind her for second place (57.19). Cubelic went on to place second in the 200 back with a season best time of 2:02.90. Tour and senior Julie Feingold had another first and second place finish for the Hawkeyes in the 200 IM. Tour claimed the top spot with a time of 2:08.51 and Feingold followed at 2:12.00.
Tour captured her second first-place finish in the 100 breast. She posted a season best time of 1:04.28. Senior Christine Kuczek swam a strong race in the 100 free. She had a close race with Northwestern’s swimmer placing second with a season best time (51.34).
Iowa finished out the meet strong finishing in the top three spots in the 400 free relay. The team of senior Verity Hicks, Cubelic, Carty and Kuczek finished first with a time of 3:28.62. Iowa’s “B” teamed finished second (3:34.48), while the “C” finished in third (3:43.14).
Junior Veronica Rydze had a good day of diving for herself and her team. She place first in the 3-meter diving with a score of 292.35. Teammates freshman Mary Sue LeMay and senior Brittany Logan place fifth (193.80) and sixth (177.30). Rydze went on to finish third in the 1-meter diving with a score of 260.33. Lemay finished fourth in the event (240.83), while Logan finished sixth (193.20).