Oct. 14, 2015
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The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team hosts Big Ten Conference foe Michigan State and Northern Iowa for a double dual Thursday and Friday at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Natatorium. Action begins at 7 p.m. (CT) Thursday and 4 p.m. Friday.
LIVE RESULTS/LIVE STREAM
Up-to-date results will be available on livestats.hawkeyesports.com. A live stream of the dual will also be available through Hawkeye All-Access on hawkeyesports.com. It is a subscription-based service.
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WELLS SHINES IN DEBUT
Freshman Katie Wells had a strong showing in her Hawkeye debute, swimming to three first-place finishes in Iowa’s 146-72 victory at Illinois Chicago on Sept. 26. Wells won the 100 back (58.70), 100 breast (1:05.05), and was a member of the winning 200-medley relay (1:45.23).
Wells currently has the second-fastest 100 breast time on the team behind returning NCAA qualifier Emma Sougstad.
SOUGSTAD RETURNS TO FOLD
Junior Emma Sougstad returns as the leader of the Iowa program after qualifying for the NCAA Championships in three events as a sophomore. The Forest City, Iowa, native holds school records in the 100 breast (59.96), 200 breast (2:11.20), 200 IM (1:58.74), 200-free relay (1:30.96), 200-medley relay (1:39.18), and 400-medley relay (3:38.68). She posted eight top-10 finishes at the 2015 Big Ten Championships, and finished 18th in the country in the 100 breast.
OFF THE PLATFORM
The Hawkeyes have two accomplished platform divers returning in 2015-16 with the return of juniors Calli Head and Lydia Lehnert. Head qualified for the NCAA Championships as a sophomore, finishing 40th nationally and tallied an eighth-place finish at the Big Ten Championships. Lehnert returns as the Iowa school record holder in the event, diving to a score of 312.20 at the 2015 Big Ten Championships
TOP SPRINTER RETURNS
The Hawkeyes have their top sprinter returning to the fold in 2015-16 in senior Olivia Kabacinski. The Indiana native is the school record holder in six events — 50 free (22.70), 100 free (49.61), and 200-free relay (1:30.96), 400-free relay (3:21.07), 800-free relay (7:12.49), and 200-medley relay (1:39.18). Kabacinski is the first Hawkeye sprinter to break the 50-second mark in the 100 free and one of two to go under 23 seconds in the 50 free.
LEHNERTZ’S PAN AM EXPERIENCE
Sophomore Tereysa Lehnertz competed on the international stage last summer, swimming for Puerto Rico at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. The Iowa City, Iowa, native advanced to the”B” final in the 100-meter and 200-meter butterfly. As a freshman at Iowa, Lehnertz had the second-best times in the 100 and 200-yard fly. The 200 fly time (2:00.84) is third-fastest in school history.
The Hawkeyes return their top performers in 8-of-14 swimming events, on the platform, and four of their top performers in relays in 2015-16. Iowa, which finished 38th at the 2015 NCAA Championships, has 24 letterwinners returning in total.
ON THE HORIZON
The Hawkeyes will return to action Oct. 30, hosting Minnesota at 5 p.m. (CT) at the CRWC Natatorium.