Nov. 18, 2011
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IOWA CITY, Iowa. — The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team took on 22nd-ranked Purdue Friday night at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool. The Boilermakers defeated the Hawekeyes 182-118.
The Hawkeyes kicked off the Big Ten dual with the 200 Medley relay. Iowa’s squad of Danielle Carty, Karolina Wartalowicz, Haley Gordon and Heather Arseth placed second with a time of 1:43.50. Purdue `A’ relay took the top-spot, touching the wall in 1:42.38.
Freshman Becky Stoughton set a school record in the 200 free. The Peoria, Ill., native recorded a time of 1:48.52. The previous school record was held by Verity Hicks in 2010 (1:48.93). Stoughton claimed her second individual first place finish in the 500 free. She posted a winning time of 4:50.96 in the event.
Daniela Cubelic posted a first place finish in the 100 back with a time of 56.04. Carty finished third in the event with a time of 56.94. Later on in the competition, Wartalowicz posted another second place finish for the Hawkeyes in the 200 breast. She posted a time of 2:20.56 in the event. Gordon recorded a first place finish in the 200 IM with a time of 2:06.77.
Senior diver Veronica Rydze posted second place finishes on the one-meter and three-meter boards with scores of 288.30 and 293.70, respectively. Lauren Kelba and Abby Grilli finished fourth and fifth on the one-meter board with scores of 258.60 and 246.45, respectively. Joelle Christy posted a third place finish on the three-meter (277.80), while Grilli finished third (265.06).
The squad of Carty, Arseth, Cubelic and Stoughton concluded the competition with the 400 free relay. The quartet finished second with a time of 3:26.01.
The Hawkeyes return to the pool Dec. 2-4 when they host the Hawkeye Invitational. The meet will run as championship style meet with prelims/finals. Prelims will begin at 11 a.m. and finals will start at 6 p.m.