Hawkeyes Swim to 2 Dual Wins

Oct. 16, 2015

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    IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team posted a pair of dual victories on Friday at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Natatorium, downing Big Ten foe Michigan State, 165-132, and Northern Iowa, 204.5-92. The Hawkeyes won 12 events.

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    “It went well, there was great racing again today, but we are eager to get better,” said UI head coach Marc Long. “Tomorrow we will wake up and have weights, and work to get better as we head into even more of our Big Ten schedule coming up.”

    Iowa opened the meet by winning the 200-medley relay. The quartet of freshman Kelly McNamara, junior Emma Sougstad, and seniors Olivia Kabacinski and Allie Orvis won the race, touching in 1:43.44.

    Kabacinski also brought Iowa a first place finish in the 200-free, posting a time of 1:51.69. Sophomore Nikol Lagodzinska followed with a second place showing with a time of 1:53.64. McNamara also won the 100-fly, posting a time of 56.24.

    Freshman Abbey Schneider won a pair of distance events — winning the 1,000 and 500 free. She finished with a time of 10:17.48 in the 1,000 and 5:01.71 in the 500.

    Sophomore Shea Hoyt claimed a Hawkeye win in the 100 breast, posting a time of 1:05.95. She was trailed closely by freshman Katie Wells, who finished in 1:06.19.

    Sophomore Tereysa Lehnertz flew into first in the 200 fly, finishing in 2:03.14. Sougstad followed her lead, taking the individual title in the 50 free (23.34). Sougstad also took the individual title in the 200 IM in 2:06.66.

    Kabacinski sprinted her way to a first place finish in the 100 free in 50.89, while sophomore Meghan Lavell was victorious in the 200 back, reaching for the wall in 2:04.11.

    Sophomore Morgan Rafferty paced the Hawkeyes in the diving well, finishing as the runner-up in the 3-meter (249.00) and placing fourth on the 1-meter (231.65).

    “The divers did a nice job,” said diving coach Todd Waikel. “Although I was disappointed with the women on the 1-meter, they rebounded nicely on the 3-meter. We will continue to work hard as we move into the bulk of our season.”

    The Hawkeyes are back in the water on Oct. 30, hosting Big Ten foe Minnesota.

    “Well we still have a long season ahead of us,” said Long. “We are still putting the pieces together, so it will be a little while until we know where we will stand. It will be a battle all the way up until the Big Tens in January, which is a good thing.”

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