Hawkeyes Fall to No. 16 Minnesota in B1G Dual

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MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team notched five individual victories in a Big Ten Conference dual against 16th-ranked Minnesota on Saturday in Minneapolis.  The Hawkeyes were topped by the Gophers, 186-114.

Senior Emma Sougstad and junior Tereysa Lehnertz combined for four of Iowa’s five individual wins on the day.
 Sougstad touched first in the 100 breast with a NCAA “B” qualifying time of 1:01.33.  The Forest City, Iowa, native also posted a win in the 200 IM, clocking in with a time of 2:01.87. Sougstad swam the second leg of Iowa’s 200-medley relay team that took second-place with a time of 1:42.46.
Lehnertz swam to victories in the 100 and 200 fly, posting times of 55.48 and 2:02.76.
Iowa’s final individual victory of the day came in the 50 free.  Junior Mekenna Scheitlin sprinted to a first-place time of 23.36, edging second-place by four tenths of a second.  Scheitlin was also a member of Iowa’s 200 free and 200-medley relay teams, which both garnered second-place finishes.
The Hawkeyes notched second-place showings in the 100 free, 200 free, 200 back, and 200 breast. Freshman Hannah Burvill touched with a time of 50.59 in the 100 free before clocking in at 1:49.73 in the 200 free.  Junior Nikol Lagodzinska was Iowa’s top finisher in the 200 back swimming to a career best time of 2:02.72, while fellow junior Shea Hoyt led the Hawkeyes in the 200 breast with a time of 2:19.38.
Sophomore Jacintha Thomas led Iowa in the diving well on Saturday.  She tallied a third-place score of 283.20 off the 1 meter — a NCAA Zones standard score.  Thomas also dove to a score of 269.70 in the 3 meter to finish sixth.
The Hawkeyes return to the pool Nov. 3 for their home opener, hosting South Dakota at the CRWC Natatorium.