NASHVILLE, Tenn. – University of Iowa swimming fell to Vanderbilt, 138-124 at the Centennial Sportsplex on Saturday. The diving squad finished competition at Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio.
“Overall, we had some very good performances today and continued to race with determination and focus until the end,” Iowa head coach Nathan Mundt said. “After being behind in the team score, we’re proud of how we finished. Winning the 400 free relay at the end of the meet showed pride. We’ll continue to learn from this meet and look forward to competing against Nebraska.”
The Hawkeyes tallied five individual wins and a win in the 400-free relay on the day. Freshman Olivia Swalley registered three herself, including etching her name on Iowa’s top-10 list, twice. Swalley posted the ninth fastest 100-breaststroke (1:02.16) and the seventh fastest 200-breaststroke (2:17.41) performances in program history and claimed her third win of the day in the 200-individual medley (2:03.26).
Freshman Jenna Kerr had an impressive start to her career, finishing first place in the 200 freestyle (1:50.40) and the 500 freestyle (4:57.49).
Iowa finished out the meet strong with Kerr, sophomore Sabina Kupcova, freshman Josie Hood and sophomore Scarlet Martin teaming up in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:23.72 to clinch the win.
Down the road at Ohio State, sophomore diver Geneva Pauly finished fourth in the platform dive competition with a final score of 222.40 to lead the squad. Freshman Simone Beinlich set a new season best in the 1-meter dive with a 256.30, finishing sixth overall.
The Hawkeyes hit the road again on Friday, Nov. 10 as they take on the Cornhuskers in Lincoln, Nebraska, inside Devaney Natatorium at 4 p.m. (CT). The dual will be live streamed on B1G+ (subscription required).