Hawkeyes Swim Past Cyclones

Dec. 10, 2010

IOWA CITY, Iowa– The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team hosted in-state rival Iowa State for the seventh annual Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk series. The Hawkeyes defeated the Cyclones 173-108.

“We were excited to get this win,” said Head Coach Marc Long. “Last year on the road it was a tough loss. The seniors wanted to step-up and get this win their last year. I really saw some breakthrough swims for our freshmen tonight.”

The Hawkeyes kicked of the meet with the 200 medley relay. Junior Danielle Carty, freshman Karolina Wartalowicz, senior Katarina Tour and junior Daniela Cubelic took the top-spot in the event with a time of 1:42.74.

Sophomore Lauren Eytalis took control of the distance races. She recorded a first-place finish for the Hawkeyes in the 1000 free with a collegiate best time of 10:08.54. Later on in the competition Eytalis touched the wall first in the 500 free with a time of 4:29.48.

Iowa swept the 200 free taking the first three spots. Freshman Emily Hovren walked away with the first-place finish, touching the wall at 1:51.72. Cubelic finished second (1:52.66) while senior Verity Hicks finished third (1:52.74). Freshman Elise Borja recorded a first-place finish in the 50 free with a time of 23.74.

The Hawkeyes went on to also sweep the 200 fly. Freshman Haley Gordon touched the wall in first-place with a collegiate best time of 2:03.35. Freshmen Abby Tuchscherer and Lauren Drennan placed second and third with times of 2:05.98 and 2:06.99, respectively.

Hovren collected her second first-place finish in the 100 free. She posted a time of 51.43 in the event. Carty came in second with a time of 52.16. Senior Caitie Polz placed third (52.20) and Borja came in fourth (52.82).

Tour posted two first-place finishes against the Cyclones. Her first win came in the 100 breast with a time of 1:03.00. She went on win the 100 fly, recording a time of 55.56.

Tour, Cubelic, Carty and Hovren teamed up to finish the meet with the 400 free relay. The team placed first with a time of 3:38.61.