Jan 23, 2016
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EVANSTON, Ill. The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team dropped a 190.5-109.5 Big Ten Conference dual at Northwestern on Saturday afternoon at the Norris Aquatics Center. The Hawkeyes won four events in the dual.
“We had some solid individual performances, but overall it’s a disappointing loss.” said head coach Marc Long. “We need to stay focused and work hard towards the Championship Season.”
Iowa opened the day with a victory in the 200-medley relay. The quartet of senior Allie Orvis, junior Emma Sougstad, freshman Kelly McNamara, and junior Taylor Flummerfelt finished with a time of 1:42.97.
Sougstad swam to two individual first-place finishes, taking first in both breastroke competitions. She won the 100 breast with a time of 1:03.44 and was victorious in the 200 breast in 2:16.89. Sophomore Shea Hoyt swam to a third place showing in the 100 breast, touching in at 1:05.38.
Orvis backed her way into a runner-up finish in the 100 back in 56.35 seconds, while sophomore Meghan Lavelle took third in the 200-back, backing into a time of 2:03.36.
Freshman Abbey Schneider took third in the distance free, posting a time of 10:18.16 in the 1,000.
Kabacinski also was the runner-up in the 50 free, posting a time of 23.64. Sophomore Nikol Lagodzinska swam to a third place finish in the 100 free, sprinting to a time of 52.15.
In the butterfly events, McNamara swam to a victory in the 100 fly in 56.02 seconds, while sophomore Tereysa Lehnertz flew to a runner-up showing in the 200 fly in 2:03.93.
The Hawkeyes closed out the day in the pool with a second place finish in the 400-free relay. The crew of Kabacinski, Sougstad, Lagodzinska, and Flummerfelt touched in at 3:25.84.
In the diving well, sophomore Morgan Rafferty was the runner-up off the 3-meter, posting a score of 281.18.
The Hawkeyes return to action Jan. 29-30, heading to South Bend, Indiana, for the Shamrock Invitational.