Hovren Swims to School Record

Feb. 21, 2013

Complete Results (Finals)

MINNEAPLOIS – Junior Emily Hovren broke the University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team’s school record in the 200-IM during Thursday’s finals of the Big Ten Championships.

The Hawkeyes posted three times that rank second in school history during the second day of the Championships. Iowa sits in 10th place with 58 points. Host Minnesota is leading the team race with 303.5 points, followed by Indiana (211.5) and Penn State (175).

Hovren swam to a school record in the 200-IM “B” final. The junior swam a time of 2:00.42 to collect a 13th place finish for the Hawkeyes. Her time is an NCAA `B’ cut and a season-best performance.

Freshman Olivia Kabacinski, sophomore Heather Arseth, junior Abbey Tuchscherer and freshman Allie Orvis posted the second-fastest in Iowa history in the 200 freestyle relay final. The squad swam to the wall in 1:31.73, placing 10th overall.

Junior Lindsay Seemann swam an NCAA `B’ qualifying time in the 500 free during the morning preliminaries, finishing with a time of 4:45.86. Seemann ended up finishing 16th in the event, touching the wall in 4:51.56 in the final. Her prelim time ranks second in school history.

Junior Lauren Kelba accumulated 294 points in the 1-meter springboard event. She finished 14th overall in the “B” final.

Kabacinski swam an NCAA `B’ qualifying time in the 50 freestyle during the preliminary round, touching out in 22.94 seconds. In the “C” final, Kabacinski finished 18th overall in 22.97 seconds to finish 18th.

The championships resume with preliminaries Friday morning beginning at 11 a.m. (CT) followed by finals at 6:30 p.m.