Oct. 22, 2010
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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team defeated Michigan State in its first road meet of the season Friday night. The Hawkeyes defeated the Spartans 175-125. The women improve to 2-1 overall, 1-1 in the Big Ten.
Iowa started off the meet with a big splash. Sophomores Sarah Galvin and April Allen and freshmen Lauren Drennan and Elise Borja teamed up to win the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:49.87. The Hawkeyes carried the momentum on to the 200 free, taking the first three places. Sophomore Daniela Cubelic took first place with a time of 1:53.57. Senior Verity Hicks came in second (1:54.89) while freshman Emily Hovren finished third (1:55.16).
Senior Kararina Tour and freshman Karolina Wartalowicz placed first and second in the 100 breast. Tour claimed first place with a time of 1:05.60 and Wartalowicz finished second with a time of 1:06.33. Cubelic claimed her second first-place finish at the meet in the 200 back. She touched the wall at 2:05.75 for the win.
The Hawkeyes finished the meet on a positive note. The 400 free relay team of Cubelic, junior Danielle Carty, Borja and freshman Haley Gordon earned first-place in the event. The team recorded a time of 3:31.42.
Senior diver Deidre Freeman took first place in the one-meter and three-meter events. She earned a score of 302.02 in the one-meter and 316.06 in the three-meter. Junior Veronica Rydze finished behind Freeman in fourth place in one-meter (255.90) and recorded a score of 280.88 for third-place in the three-meter.
“We had some gritty racing and diving in a tough environment,” said Head Coach Marc Long. “We’re happy to earn a Big Ten road win and get back to practice.”
The Hawkeyes return to action Nov. 5 when they travel to Minnesota. The event will start 5 p.m.