Feb. 16, 2012
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team broke school records in the 200-free relay and 500 free at Thursday’s finals session of the 2012 Big Ten Swimming and Diving Championships.
Danielle Carty, Heather Arseth, Daniela Cubelic and Emily Hovren kicked off the second session with a new school record in the 200-free relay with a time of 1:31.68. Carty led of the relay with a collegiate best time of 23.17, which ranks second in school history. The relay finished seventh overall.
Becky Stoughton reset her school record with a time of 4:42.39 in the 500 free during the morning preliminaries. She was seeded sixth going into the finals. The Peroria, Ill., native placed third overall in the event and broke her school record yet again with a time of 4:40.82.
Hovren qualified for the `C’ finals heat in the 200 IM. In the preliminaries she swam a collegiate best time of 2:02.57, which ranks second in school history. She went on to place 24th overall with a time of 2:04.40.
During the morning preliminaries, Abbey Tuchscherer swam a collegiate best time in the 200 IM with a time of 2:05.85. Iowa had several swimmers in the 50 free during the session. Gigi Groya (23.93), Aiste Dobrovolskiate (24.08), Dani Klunk (23.96) and Arseth (23.49) all earned collegiate best times in the event.
The Championships resume with preliminaries on Friday morning beginning at 11 a.m. Friday’s finals will follow at 6:30 p.m.