Nov. 15, 2013
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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 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.
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.