LINCOLN, Neb. — The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team dropped a 193-59 road dual at Nebraska on Saturday afternoon at the Devaney Center Natatorium.
Iowa began and concluded the dual with strong performances. Juniors Georgia Clark, Aleksandra Olesiak, Zoe Pawloski, and Kennedy Gilbertson worked together to place second (1:48.59) in the 200-medley relay. Gilbertson, Olesiak, and Pawloski later teamed up with junior Payton Lange to place second once again (3:38.13), this time in the 400-free relay.
The Hawkeyes’ divers also had another successful meet. Senior Sam Tamborski won the 1-meter springboard and second off the 3-meter springboard. Both scores (287.32, 305.25) hit NCAA Zone Diving standards. Sophomore Sarah Ballard also had a good day off the boards, coming in second and third behind Tamborski in both events.
“We had an opportunity to compete against a quality Big Ten opponent for our first meet on the road (this season),” said Iowa head coach Nathan Mundt. “Our team performed well in the environment and learned what we need to continue to work on going forward to improve.”
Mundt and his staff continued to see growth from its team. Lange timed a 2:00.52 in the 200 free, Pawloski a 1:02.65 in the 100 fly, and Clark a 2:15.71 in the 200 IM, all of which being season-bests.
The Hawkeyes will return to action Nov. 18-20. The divers will travel to Atlanta for the Georgia Tech Diving Invitational, while the swimmers will head to the Miami (Fla.) Invitational in Coral Gables, Florida.