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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team won 13-of-16 events to post a 160-138 Big Ten victory over Michigan State on Friday morning at the McCaffree Pool.
The Hawkeyes started and ended the meet with victories in the 200-medley and 400-free relays.  The 200-medley relay consisting of junior Samantha Sauer and sophomores Lexi Horner, Kelsey Drake, and Sarah Schemmel started the morning with a win with a time of 1:45.13.
The quartet of junior Hannah Burvill, freshman Taylor Hartley, Sauer, and junior Allyssa Fluit posted a time of 3:31.34 in the 400-free to close out the dual.
Burvill and Fluit each posted three individual victories against the Spartans. Burvill won the 1,000 free (10:39.63), 100 back (57.06), and 200 back (2:03.76). Fluit dominated the 200 free (1:52.19), 100 free (52.48), and 500 free (5:07.27).
Drake also claimed three individual victories, winning the 200 butterfly (2:02.13), 100 butterfly (54.73), and 200 individual medley (2:06.48).
Schemmel won the 50 free in a time of 23.98. She also finished second in the 100 free (52.58).
Horner led the way in 200 breast (2:20.17) and placed third in the 100 breast (1:05.46).
“I’m proud of our women’s team for coming together and earning a Big Ten win on the road. They accepted the challenge, sometimes competing in events they don’t normally swim, to get a Hawkeye win. It was a positive, enthusiastic atmosphere and that is contagious. There is no doubt that we will build off this weekend.”
The Hawkeyes will host the annual Intrasquad meet Saturday at 10 a.m. (CT) at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. Admission is free.