DALLAS, Texas – The University of Iowa swimming and diving team completed day one of two at the SMU Classic, boasting several top-5 finishes.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Freshmen Millie Sansome and Aleksandra Olesiak, junior Kelsey Drake, and sophomore Lauren McDougall opened the invitational for the Hawkeyes in the 400 medley relay, posting a season best time of 3:42.12.
Sansome started out strong individually for the Hawkeyes, taking third in the 400 IM in a time of 4:18.77. Sansome, a Marlow, England native, moves up to third on Iowa’s all-time list in the event.
Seniors Hannah Burvill (1:46.84) and Allyssa Fluit (1:50.33) took fourth and ninth respectively in the 200 free. Junior Sarah Schemmel finished fifth in the 50 Free with a time of 23.57. Sophomore Sam Tamborski completed the day’s halfway point with a sixth-place finish on the 1-meter springboard (248.00).
Kelsey Drake continued a strong run for the Hawkeyes, finishing fifth in the 100 fly in a time of 52.93. This finish is only .81 seconds off her school record time of 53.12. Schemmel placed eighth in a time of 55.23.
Burvill made a push for Iowa in the 100 back, finishing fourth in a time of 54.72. Olesiak continued that campaign with a sixth-place finish in the 100 breast, in a collegiate best time of 1:03.37 and moving to eighth all-time in the Iowa record books.
The 800 free relay team of McDougall, Fluit, Burvill, and Drake placed third with a time of 7:18.54 to round out day one.
The Hawkeyes return to action tomorrow at 11 a.m. (CT) to compete in the final day of the SMU Classic. Find streaming and statistics on the Swimming and Diving schedule at hawkeyesports.com.