Iowa in 4th After Day 1 of Hawkeye Invite

Dec. 6, 2013

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Day 1 Results

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team wrapped up day one of the Hawkeyes Invitational in fourth place inside the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.

“There was a lot of great competing today, but it is still really early,” said UI head coach Marc Long. “We only had three individual swimming events, and will have a ton of events tomorrow, and we are excited about that.”

Iowa (130 points) trails Notre Dame (232), Boise State (204), and Nebraska (149) after the first day of competition, while leading Denver (126), Washington State (106), and Milwaukee (96).

The trio of senior Lindsay Seemann, freshman Emma Sougstad, and sophomore Olivia Kabacinski led the Hawkeyes on Friday. Seemann won the `B’ final of the 500-free event in 4:50.51.

Sougstad finished eighth in the 200 IM (2:03.60), and during the morning prelims, she posted a time of 2:03.16, which ranks fifth al Iowa’s all-time top performers list.

Kabacinski swam to a seventh-place finish in the 50-free, touching out in 23.04. The Indiana native then went on to team up with Sougstad, Seemann, and Haley Gordon for a seventh-place showing in the 400-medley relay. Seemann swam the lead leg for the Hawkeyes, while Sougstad, Gordon, and Kabacinski followed to touch out in 3:43.42.

Redshirt junior Abby Grilli had another strong showing in the diving well, finishing second in the 1-meter competition. Grilli, who was named B1G Diver of the Week on Nov. 19, finished with a final score of 289.55.

The Hawkeye Invitational resumes Saturday with prelims beginning at 10 a.m. (CT).