COLUMBUS, Ohio — The University of Iowa swimming and diving program was back in the pool on Saturday for day two of the Ohio State Invitational in Columbus, Ohio. The Hawkeyes set a pair of school records while notching 14 top-10 finishes.
After two days, the Iowa men are fifth with 283.5 points, while on the women’s side the Hawkeyes sit in fourth with 282 points.
Senior Emma Sougstad continued her strong season on Saturday, swimming to a pair of third-place finishes. After breaking the school record in the prelims of the 100 fly with a time of 53.74, Sougstad did one better in the finals, touching third in a time of 53.30. Sougstad also led the Hawkeyes in the 100 breast, taking third with a NCAA ‘B’ standard time of 1:00.03.
Sougstad was also a member of Iowa’s school-record breaking 200-medley relay that touched second in a time of 1:39.15. In addition to Sougstad, the quartet featured juniors Meghan Lavelle and Mekenna Scheitlin and freshman Hannah Burvill.
The 100 fly was one of the women’s top events. Behind Sougstad, was junior Tereysa Lehnertz who placed seventh with an NCAA B-cut 54.13. Scheitlin won the ‘B’ final in a B-cut 53.95, and sophomore Kelly McNamara and freshman Amy Lenderink followed in 17th (54.69) and 20th (55.57), respectively. Junior Carly O’Brien won the ‘C’ final in a time of 55.10.
Leading the women in the 200 free, Burvill placed ninth in a NCAA B-cut 1:47.74. Lavelle led the women in the 100 back, swimming a B-cut 54.25. Junior Shea Hoyt swam a season-best 1:02.25 in the 100 breast, taking second in the ‘B’ final and finishing 12th overall.
The Hawkeye men recorded seven top-10 finishes on Saturday, with a strong showing in the 100 back. Sophomore Kenneth Mende led the Hawkeyes with a NCAA ‘B’ standard time of 48.46 — a season best time — to take seventh place. Freshmen Forrest White (50.71) and John Colin (50.82) and juniors Thomas Rathbun (50.92) and Colter Allen (50.94) went 1-3-4-5 in the C final. Freshman Steven Fiolic won the D final in a time of 50.61.
Junior Jerzy Twarowski was the lone Hawkeye in the A final of the 100 fly. He touched fifth in a NCAA B-cut 48.14. Fellow junior RJ Hemmingsen took third in the B final and 13th overall with a time of 49.04
In the diving well, freshman Thelma Baatz-Strandberg dove to a third-place finish off the 1-meter with a total of 280.25. Sophomore Jacintha Smith (270.40) and seniors Calli Head (233.05) and Morgan Raferty (231.75) finished sixth, 12th, and 13th, respectively.
On the men’s side, sophomore Will Brenner led the way, placing sixth off the 3-meter with an overall score of 340.40.
The Hawkeyes return to McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion for the final day of the Ohio State Invitational on Sunday. Prelims begin at 8 a.m. (CT) with finals beginning at 2 p.m.