Feb. 8, 2013
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving won all 12 events en route to a 137-60 victory over Western Illinois on Senior Night at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool.
“The seniors have been tremendous,” said UI head coach Marc Long. “This is by no means the end of the season, just the dual meet season. These aren’t typical dual meet events, but it is a fun way to keep working toward the preparation for the championship season.”
The Hawkeyes kicked off the dual with a win in the 400 medley relay. Sophomore Audrey Kumm, freshman Colleen Champa, junior Lauren Drennan, and sophomore Dani Klunk posted a time of 3:59.78 to win the event.
Drennan posted her second win when she swam a time of 26.66 to finish first in the 50-fly, junior Emily Hovren won the 100 free in 53.20, and freshman Maddie Bro touched the wall in 27.37 to win the 50 back.
The Hawkeyes dominated the action in the diving events. Iowa posted first and second place finishes on the 3-meter when Abby Grilli and Lauren Kelba finished 1-2 with scores of 326.25 and 307.58 points, respectively.
Iowa also had the top four finishers in the 1-meter, as Kelba dove to the win with 291.67 points. Grilli finished second with 281.10 points, junior Joelle Christy was third (269.40) and freshman Samantha Wagner was fourth (207.53).
The Hawkeyes concluded the meet with a victory in the 200 free relay when sophomore Gigi Groya, Bro, junior Lindsay Seemann, and Tuchscherer won the event with a time of 1:37.37.
Iowa returns to action Feb. 20-23 when it travels to Minneapolis for the 2013 Big Ten Championships.