Hawkeyes Set 2 School Records at B1G Championships

Feb. 19, 2014

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team swam to two school records during the first day of the 2014 Big Ten Championships, hosted by the University of Minnesota. Iowa currently sits in seventh place with 44 points, while Indiana (74), and Minnesota (72), hold the top two spots.

The first day of competition only saw two races take place, the 200-medley relay and the 800-freestyle relay. Iowa opened with its first of two school records behind the quartet of senior , freshman , and seniors and . The foursome touched out in 1:40.12 to place eighth and secure a new school record. The previous program-best of 1:40.97 was set last year by former Hawkeye Heather Arseth, along with , Tuchscherer and .

The Hawkeyes swam to their second school record in the 800-freestyle relay behind the team of Kabacinski, junior , and seniors and Seemann. The quartet, who finished eighth, touched out in 7:12.49 to break the quartet’s previous program-best time of 7:14.99, set last year.

Iowa returns to the pool for day two of the Big Ten Championships tomorrow morning. Preliminaries begin at 11 a.m. with finals taking place at 6:30 p.m. (CT).