Feb. 2, 2013
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EVANSTON, Ill. — The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team split its two duals at the Northwestern Invitational. The Hawkeyes posted a 191-179 victory over Nebraska, but fell 225.50-135.50 to Ohio State.
“Great weekend of racing,” said UI head coach Marc Long. “The athletes stepped up and competed well. We have more work ahead, but this was excellent preparation as we head into the Championship season.”
Sophomore Becky Stoughton finished among the top two in a pair of events. The Peoria, Ill., native swam to the wall in 16:56.76 to win the 1,650 free before finishing as the runner-up in the 200 fly in 2:03.98. Senior Lauren Eytalis, meanwhile, tallied a third place finish in the 1,650 free in 17:08.55. Stoughton also collected a second place finish in the 200 free (1:50.94).
Junior Karolina Wartalowicz recorded a second place finish in the 200 breast, touching the wall in 2:18.07. Freshman Olivia Kabacinski was sixth in the 100 free in 52.02, and junior Lindsay Seemann finished eighth in the 200 back in 2:05.07.
Kabacinski finished third in the 100 breast. The freshman swam to the wall in 1:04.63.
Junior Lindsay Seemann finished third in the 400 IM with a time of 4:25.51.
The Hawkeyes concluded the meet with a fourth place finish in the 400 free relay. Sophomore Heather Arseth, Kabacinski, freshman Allie Orvis, and junior Emily Hovren swam a time of 3:29.33 to finish fourth overall.
Iowa returns to action Feb. 8 when it hosts Western Illinois in its Senior Night meet beginning at 6 p.m. (CT) inside the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool.