Nov. 1, 2013
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team dropped a Big Ten dual to No. 12 Minnesota, 194-101, on Friday night at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.
“We have some work to do, but we had some great races,” said UI head coach Marc Long. “We gave it our all, and I do think that by the end of the year we will be a much better team, but we have room for improvement.”
Iowa got off to a strong start in the opening event, taking second and third in the 200-medley relay. The team of seniors Lindsay Seemann and Karolina Wartalowicz, freshman Emma Sougstad and sophomore Olivia Kabacinski took second with a time of 1:45.09, while the quartet of sophomore Maddie Bro, junior Hannah Maher and seniors Haley Gordon and Elise Borja touched out in 1:45.43 to take third.
Sougstad posted the Hawkeyes’ lone event win, tallying the top time in the 100 breast in 1:03.44. She also was a member of the 400-free relay (3:32.48) that finished third and was fourth in the 100 fly (57.43).
Along with her second-place showing in the 200-medley relay, Seemann was also the runner-up in three individual events. The Canada native took second second in the 100-back (57.83), 200-back (2:04.13) and 400-IM (4:32.18).
Wartalowicz, meanwhile, was the runner-up in the 200 breast in 2:17.55 and third in the 100 breast (1:04.46).
In the diving well, the Hawkeyes had a strong showing in the 1-meter event. Redshirt junior Abby Grilli took second with 297.83 points, while fellow junior Joelle Christy was fourth with 290.32 points.
“We have practice tomorrow morning, and we will continue on,” said Long. “The season is still really young.”
Iowa returns to action Nov. 15, hitting the road for a Big Ten dual at Nebraska beginning at 4 p.m. (CT).