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IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team split a Friday double dual at the Activities and Recreation Center in Champaign, Illinois. The Hawkeyes posted a Big Ten road dual victory, downing Illinois, 157-143, while falling to 12th-ranked Notre Dame, 204-95.
 
swimming graphicSTRONG START
Senior Abbey Schneider began the individual events with a second-place finish in the 1,000 free. She swam the event in a time of 10:16.30. Freshman Taylor Hartley (10:56.66) and Alleyna Thomas (10:59.43) finished eighth and ninth, respectively.
 
MCDOUGALL DEBUT
Freshman Lauren McDougall made her debut for the Hawkeyes, competing in four events. The Australia native finished second in the 100 free (52.05), fifth in the 200 free (1:53.13), and swam on the second place 400-free relay and fifth place 200-medley relay.
 
CLASS SHOWINGS
Sophomore Kelsey Drake, junior Hannah Burvill, and senior Devin Jacobs all had impactful performances that pushed the Hawkeyes over the Illini.
 
Drake powered her way to two second-place finishes in the 100 fly (55.31) and 200 IM (2:06.44). She also finished third in the 200 fly (2:02.06) and fourth as part of the 200-medley relay.
 
Burvill finished third in the 100 back (56.38) and also tallied a third-place finish in the 200 back (2:02.74). Burvill earned her third bronze of the day in the 500 free, where she finished with a time of 5:00.10. She ended the day with a second-place finish on the 400-free relay with a leadoff split of 52.13.
 
Jacobs earned a silver medal in the 200 breast with a time of 2:22.74. She went on to finish fourth in the 200 IM (2:08.71) and fifth in the 100 breast (1:07.05).
 
FINAL SCORES
#12 Notre Dame 200, Illinois 100
Iowa 157, Illinois 143
#12 Notre Dame 204, Iowa 95
 
UP NEXT
The Iowa men host 18th-ranked Notre Dame on Saturday at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Natatorium.  Both the men and the women return to the pool Jan. 19 when the Hawkeyes host Wisconsin and Northwestern on Senior Day in Iowa City.

 

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