Hawkeyes Get B1G Road Win

Nov. 15, 2013

Complete Results

LINCOLN, Neb. — The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team posted a pair of dual meet victories, downing Nebraska (167-133) and South Dakota State (252-48) Friday inside the Devaney Natatorium. The two wins moves the Hawkeyes’ record to 4-2 (2-1) on the season.

Iowa had a dominant night, posting eight victories in the pool and one win in the diving well.

In the second event of the evening, junior Becky Stoughton won the 1000-free in an Iowa season-best time of 10:18.98. This marked the first time Stoughton has competed this fall, after working her way back from an injury to start the season. Stoughton would later post a second event victory, claiming the 500 free in 5:01.63.

The Hawkeyes also tallied third and fourth place finishes in 1,000 free with Hillary Weigand placing third (10:34.04) and Taylor Newgaard fourth (10:47.52).

The Hawkeyes posted a second 1-3-4 finish in the 200-back. Senior Lindsay Seemann took the event in 2:02.40, a season best for the Ontario native. Sophomore Maddie Bro was third in 2:06.00, while junior Pamela Breitrick finished fourth in 2:06.69.

Iowa swept the top three spots in the 200 IM. Sophomore Allie Orvis led the way to a first-place finish, touching out in 2:06.62, while freshman Emma Sougstad (2:06.88) and junior Haley Gordon (2:07.97) finished second and third in the event.

Sougstad raced to a first-place finish of her own, taking the 100-breast title with a time of 1:04.10.

In the 200-free, the Hawkeyes finished first and second behind strong performances from sophomore Olivia Kabacinski and senior Emily Hovren. Kabacinski took the top time in 1:52.46, while Hovren touched out in 1:52.94 to finish second.

Iowa posted a second 1-2 finish in the 100-fly when Gordon touched out in 56.24 to post an event win, while senior Abbey Tuchscherer finished second in 56.69.

Karolina Wartalowicz touched out 2:20.24 to claim the top time in the 200-breast. Earlier in the evening Wartalowicz took second in the 100-breast (1:04.34) behind teammate Emma Sougstad.

In the diving well, Iowa took the top two spots in the 1-meter event. Redshirt junior Abby Grilli won the event, finishing with 285.60 points, while redshirt junior Joelle Christy was the runner-up with a score of 275.25.

The Hawkeyes finished the meet winning the last six individual events to claim their first B1G road victory of the year.

Iowa returns to action Dec. 6-8, hosting the Hawkeye Invitational at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool.