Hawkeyes Race Past Day 1 at SMU Classic

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DALLAS — The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team opened day one of the SMU Classic at the Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center with multiple top five finishes.  The team currently sits in fifth place heading Saturday’s action.
The Hawkeyes opened up the night with a fifth-place finish in the 400-medley relay with the quartet of junior Hannah Burvill and sophomores Lexi Horner, Kelsey Drake, and Sarah Schemmel finishing with a time of 3:43.63.
swimming graphicDrake swam to the highest finish of the day, placing third in the “A” final of the 100 fly with a time of 53.55 seconds.  Senior Kelly McNamara placed third in the “B” final in 54.75 seconds.
Horner swam the 400 IM, the first individual event of the night, in a time of 4:29.52, earning her fifth place in “A” final. She also placed sixth in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.36).
Burvill touched fourth in the 200 free in a time of 1:48.02, while junior Allyssa Fluit placed fourth in the “B” final with a time of 1:49.52.
Schemmel swam to fifth in the “A” final of the 50 free (23.51), while junior Samantha Sauer swam to sixth in the “B” final (23.78). Sauer also touched sixth in the 100 backstroke with a time of 57.19.
Sophomore Jayah Mathews dove to a score of 277.65 off the 1-meter springboard, the only diving event of the day.
Iowa concluded the 800-free relay in 7:20.60, with Fluitt, Schemmel, Drake, and Burvill earning a fourth place.
Action resumes Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m. (CT).

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