Hawkeyes Fall to No. 25 Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS – University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving fell to No. 25 Minnesota 218-82 on Friday night at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center.

The Hawkeyes jumped out to a quick start, winning two of the first four events of the night. Sophomore Alix O’Brien came away victorious in the 1000 free with a career best performance (10:18.21). Then, graduate student Sheridan Schreiber won the 100 breast with a season-fastest 1:03.54.

Iowa had a total of thirteen individual career best times from its freshmen against the Golden Gophers. Sila Ozkazanc tallied two, coming with two second-place finishes in the 1000 free (10:22.24) and the 500 free (5:03.02). Sabina Kupcova also updated career-best times in both the 200 free (1:51.58) and 200 IM (2:06.65).

Diving also saw a multitude of career best scores. Sophomore Makayla Hughbanks found new highs off both the one and three meter springboards, with respective scores of 290.17 and 317.70. Freshmen Geneva Pauly and Lainey Woodward also scored their career bests in both diving events.

Other notable finishes for the Hawkeyes included a second-place, season best finish senior Aleksandra Olesiak in the 200 breast (2:21.04). Senior Kennedy Gilbertson found her season best in the 100 back, coming in third (55.42).

Iowa will come home to host the Hawkeye Invitational on Dec. 1-3 at the CRWC Natatorium.