Hawkeyes Wrap Up Competition at B1G Quad

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — University of Iowa swimming and diving concluded the B1G Quad Meet, adding two second-place finishes and four season bests at the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center on Saturday.

“We were much improved on day two of competition,” Iowa head coach Nathan Mundt said. “We had confidence from the first event this morning all the way through the session. If you have confidence and perform aggressively, good things will happen. We’re excited to return to Purdue in just a few weeks for the Big Ten Championships.”

The 400 IM kicked off Iowa’s success with freshman Olivia Swalley placing second with a time of 4:16.59. In the same race, freshman Mallory Kell posted a season-best time of 4:27. Sophomore Leslie Wendel followed up in the 100 fly with a time of 58.37 to get herself a new season best.

Freshman Jenna Kerr posted a second-place finish in the 500 free with a time of 4:46.09, improving her best time of the year. Sophomore diver Geneva Pauly also had a successful day. Pauly placed fifth in the platform dive with a score of 232.10 to secure a season best by ten points.

In the team race, Iowa battled closely with Northwestern, falling 194-172. The Hawkeyes were knocked off by Purdue, 251-120, and Minnesota, 275-96.

The Hawkeyes head back to West Lafayette, Indiana, to compete across a span of four days at the B1G Championships. Competition begins on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 4 p.m. (CT) and continues through Saturday, Feb. 24. The meet will be live streamed on B1G+ (subscription required).

Final Scores:
Purdue 251
Iowa 120

Minnesota 275
Iowa 96

Northwestern 194
Iowa 172

200 Free Relay:
4. Gilbertson, Kerr, Kupcova, Martin (1:32.41)
5. Hood, Pedersen, Galvin, Hartlieb (1:33.59)

400 IM:
2. Olivia Swalley (4:16.59)
9. Mallory Kell (4:27.00), season best

100 Free:
6. Sabina Kupcova (50.83
8. Josie Hood (51.91)
11. Molly Pedersen (52.53)

200 Back:
7. Kennedy Gilbertson (1:58.60)
11. Annie Galvin (2:01.38)
14. Hope Schimming (2:03.23)

100 Fly:
2. Scarlet Martin (54.00)
12. Mallory Kell (56.97
14. Leslie Wendel (58.37), season best

500 Free:
2. Jenna Kerr (4:46.09), season best
10. Alix O’Brien (4:56.85)
11. Olivia Frantum (5:07.06)

200 Breast:
6. Olivia Swalley (2:18.04)
12. Meredith O’Malley (2:29.76)

400 Free Relay:
4. Gilbertson, Kerr, Kupcova, Martin (3:23.71)
10. Hood, Pedersen, Hartlieb, Schimming (3:29.15)

Platform Dive:
5. Geneva Pauly (232.10), season best

3-Meter Dive:
5. Makayla Hughbanks (312.40)
8. Sarah Ballard (299.50)
14. Geneva Pauly (251.60)

1-Meter Dive:
6. Sarah Ballard (281.30)
7. Geneva Pauly (270.70)
11. Makayla Hughbanks (250.00)