Dec. 11, 2015
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team claimed its sixth straight Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series victory over Iowa State, winning 15 events to post a 198-101 triumph on Friday night at Beyer Pool.
“We’re proud of our athletes. They stepped up tonight in a tough environment.” said UI head coach Marc Long. “I’m glad we were able to get the win for the seniors.”
The Hawkeyes started the night by winning the 200-medley relay with the quartet of senior Allie Orvis, junior Emma Sougstad, freshman Kelly McNamara, and senior Olivia Kabacinski breaking the pool record with a winning time of 1:40.29.
Kabacinski also posted a pair of wins in the 100 and 200 freestyle events. She broke a pool record in the 100 free, touching in 50.01 seconds and had the top time in the 200 free in 1:48.92. Sophomore Mckenna Scheitlin sprinted to a win in the 50 free, touching in 23.30 seconds.
Sougstad swam to three additional first place finishes. She touched in 1:00.50 to finish first and set a pool record in the 100 breast and had a pool record in the 200 breast, touching in a season-best time of 2:12.95. Sougstad finished out the night with a third pool record, clocking a time of 2:01.39 to win the 200 IM.
Sophomore Meghan Lavelle controlled the backstroke competition, winning the 100 and 200 back events. She finished with a time of 54.49 in the 100 back and 1:58.23 in the 200 back — a season-best and an NCAA “B” qualifying time.
The Hawkeyes went 1-2-3 in the 100 butterfly with McNamara flying into another first with a time of 54.11. Sophomore Tereysa Lehnertz followed in second at 55.30, and Scheitlin came in third at 55.70.
Lehnertz also claimed an individual win and posted a Beyer Pool record, posting a season-best time of 1:59.22 in the 200 fly.
Freshman Abbey Schneider wowed in distance swimming for Iowa, touching first in a season-best time of 10:03.34 in the 1,000-free. She posted another season-best time in the 500-free at 4:53.32.
The Hawkeyes broke yet another Beyer Pool record in their win in the 400-free relay. The crew of Lavelle, senior Jennifer Weigand, Carly O’Brien, and Kabacinski swam to a time of 3:22.84.
In the diving well, sophomore Morgan Rafferty posted a runner-up finish off the 3-meter springboard, posting a season-best score of 309.00. Rafferty also won the 1-meter with a season-best score of 292.02.
The Hawkeyes return to action Jan. 16, hosting Illinois at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Natatorium at 11 a.m. (CT)