CEDAR FALLS, Iowa, October 8. THE Iowa State Cyclones took 13 of 16 events against in-state rival Northern Iowa Saturday morning, knocking off the Panthers by a final score of 214- 86 to boost its dual meet record to 1-0 on the season.
"I was really very pleased with how the women competed today," head coach Duane Sorenson said. "The times were not exactly where we wanted them but overall I was very pleased."
The 200 medley relay team of Sarah Norris, Imelda Wistey, Amanda Paulson and Katie Vollhaber started out the meet finishing first with a time of 1:49.91 and the team of Kristy Kunkel, Ali Stearns, Tiana Wollin and Britta Sortland touched in second with a time of 1:51.39.
The Cyclones saw success yet again with a sweep of the top three spots in the 100 breaststroke with Wistey finishing first with a time of 1:06.42 and Emily Wiltsie and Stearns touching second and third with times of 1:08.31 and 1:08.92, respectively.
Junior Tiana Wollin saw first place finishes in both the 100 and 200 butterfly. In the 100 butterfly, Wollin finished with a time of 1:00.24 and touched in a time of 2:12.15 in the 200.
"Wollin was a little bit under the weather, not feeling her greatest, but she still did great in both the 100 and 200 butterfly," Sorenson noted.
Iowa State finished with another top three sweep in the 50 freestyle with Paulson leading the Cyclones with a time of 24.55. Sortland and Vollhaber ended the event with second and third places finishes with times of 24.95 and 25.49, respectively.
"I am very happy with how Amanda raced today," Sorenson stated. "We have been working a lot on different strokes and her stroke techniques, and her time today was her best time as a Cyclone."
The Cyclones finished the meet with Vollhaber, Sortland, Norris and Paulson winning the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:39.82.
In the diving well Sarah Nelson led the meet for the Cyclones finishing in second in both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards. In the 1-meter Nelson finished with 242.55 points with Cyclone Jessica Necholson in third with a final score of 215.85. Nelson finished the 3-meter with 255.23 points and in third was Nicholson with 227.13
"The women did a great job," diving coach Jeff Warrick said. "It was a different environment than our own pool with no separate diving well, but we made improvements from yesterday's meet and I think we will really do well this week."
Iowa State will return to Beyer Pool Saturday, Oct. 15 to host the University of Minnesota. The meet is slated to begin at 1 p.m. CDT.
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