Iowa Concludes Hawkeye Invitational

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving added five more top-ten times to the program record books on Saturday to wrap up the Hawkeye Invitational at the CRWC Natatorium.

In the platform dive final, freshman Geneva Pauly notched 17 points with a 257.1 total, ranking third in school history. Junior Claire Hartley posted a 233.9 total of her own to finish with 13 points, ranking sixth all-time in the Hawkeye record books.

In the 100-free finals, freshman Sabina Kupcova placed second with a time of 50.26, marking a career-best and tying for sixth in program history.

Senior Aleksandra Olesiak swam 2:18.28 in the 200-breaststroke finals to tie for 10th in Iowa history and place seventh at the Hawkeye Invitational.

The 400 freestyle relay capped the night off with a first-place medal, as senior Kennedy Gilbertson, Kupcova, sophomore Molly Pedersen and freshman Scarlet Martin set the fifth-best mark all-time at Iowa (3:20.08).

In total, the Hawkeyes advanced 18 swimmers to the finals on Saturday.

The 1650-free finals saw three Hawkeyes score, as Alix O’Brien placed fifth (14 points), Sila Ozkazanc placed sixth (13 points) and Meredith O’Malley finished 10th (seven points). Ozkazanc added six more points in the 200-backstroke finals, as Gilbertson (1:59.24) and junior Anna Pfeiffer (2:04.11) each posted season bests for 16 and nine points, respectively.

Graduate student Sheridan Schreiber scored six points of her own in the 200 breaststroke, finishing with a time of 2:31.36. Martin added six points in the 200-fly finals (2:03.82) while freshman Leslie Wendel (2:11.82) posted one additional point in the event.

Iowa placed fourth overall at the Hawkeye Invitational with 624.5 points on the week.

The Hawkeyes return to the CRWC Natatorium on Friday, Dec. 9 to take on Iowa State in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. Competition starts at 6 p.m. (CT).