Iowa Tops Michigan State, Northern Iowa in Three Way Dual Meet

IOWA CITY, Iowa, October 18. IOWA, Michigan State and Northern Iowa met in Iowa City for a three-way dual meet, with the Hawkeyes walking away victorious in each of their matchups. Michigan State, meanwhile, fell to Iowa on both the men’s and women’s side, but beat Northern Iowa in the women’s meet.

Iowa Press Release

The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team posted a pair of dual victories, downing Michigan State, 182-117, and Northern Iowa (238-61) on Friday at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool.
The two victories move the Hawkeyes’ record to 2-1 this season.

“We’re not satisfied with this performance, but it’s great to get the win,” said UI head coach Marc Long. “Michigan State is a good team, and they’re well-coached. They race hard, so it’s good to get this win.”

The Hawkeyes got the evening started off on the right note, taking the top two spots in the 200-medley relay. Maddie Bro, Karolina Wartalowicz, Emma Sougstad, and Olivia Kabacinski touched out in 1:45.46 to take the top time, while the team of Allie Orivs, Hannah Maher, Haley Gordon, and Elise Borja came in second with a time of 1:47.07.

Iowa backed that up with another strong performance in the 100-back, sweeping the top three times. Bro (58.28) and Orvis (59.01) came in first and second, while junior Audrey Kumm was third in 59.51.
In the 200-breast, the Hawkeyes finished first and third. Senior Karolina Wartalowicz took the top time (2:21.06), while sophomore Colleen Champa was third in 2:23.51.

Kabacinski led the way individually for the Hawkeyes with four first-place finishes. After placing first as a part of the 200-medley relay, Kabacinski contributed a first place finish in the 50-free (24.04), 100-free (51.91) and was the lead leg of the 400-free relay (3:31.75).

Freshman Emma Sougstad continued to contribute for the Hawkeyes, scoring two first, one second, and one third place finish. Sougstad was a member of both the winning 200-medley relay and 400-free relays, placed second in the 50-free (24.10), and took home third in the 100-butterfly (57.56).
In all, the Hawkeyes posted the top times in nine swimming events.

In the diving well, Iowa finished first and second in both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards. On the 1-meter, redshirt junior Joelle Christy led the way with a 303.20, while Abby Grilli was in second with a score of 287.20. Grilli also won the 3-meter with a final score of 288.10, while Christy was runner-up with a 287.65.
Iowa returns to action Nov. 2, hosting Minnesota at the CRWC Pool beginning at 5 p.m. (CT).

The University of Iowa men’s swimming and diving team won 13-of-16 events en route to a 182-113 Big Ten victory over Michigan State on Friday night at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool. The win improves the Hawkeyes’ record to 1-1 this season.

“We’re not satisfied with this performance, but it’s great to get the win,” said UI head coach Marc Long. “Michigan State is a good team, and they’re well-coached. They race hard, so it’s good to get this win.”

The Hawkeyes opened the dual in dominating fashion, posting a 1-2-3 finish in the 200-medley relay. The quartet of David Ernstsson, Andrew Marciniak, Dustin Rhoads and Jackson Allen won the event in 1:30.35.

The foursome of Matthew Boyd, Roman Trussov, Grant Betulius and Charles Holliday took second in 1:31.48, while Andrew Parker, Mike Nelson, Tyler Nichols and Jackson Halsmer was third in 1:33.56.

Holliday had a breakout meet individually for the Hawkeyes, sprinting to two event titles. The sophomore out-touched Trussov in the 50-freestyle in a 20.90 seconds and won the 100-freestyle in 46.34. Trussov was the runner-up in the 50 at 21.05 seconds.

Holliday closed out the meet with his third event crown as a member of the 400-freestyle relay that touched in 3:04.05. He was joined on the relay by Gianni Sesto, Allen and Betulius.

The Hawkeyes tallied 1-2-3 finishes in both the 100-backstroke and 200-breaststroke events. Betulius won the 100-back in 49.88, followed by Ernstsson (50.89) and Boyd (51.05). Marciniak took home the top spot in the 200-breast in 2:02.94, while freshman Nick Zito (2:03.28) was second and sophomore Quillan Oak was third in 2:03.48. Marciniak also won the 100-breast, posting a time of 55.69.

Seniors Tyler Lentz and Kyle Noser finished with the top two times in the 200-IM. Lentz won the event in 1:52.76, while Noser was the runner-up in 1:53.49.

Fellow senior Manuel Belzer won both distance freestyle events, touching in 9:33.50 in the 1,000 and 4:35.93 in the 500. Freshman Kyle Gannon was the runner-up in the 1,000-free in 9:35.56.

In the diving well, sophomore Addison Boschult posted a pair of first place finish on the 1-and-3-meter springboard. Boschult tallied 293.70 points on the 1-meter and 311.55 points on the 3-meter. The Hawkeyes took the top three spots on the 1-meter with freshmen Brandis Heffner and Greg Forster finishing second and third, respectively, with 270.95 and 270.20 points.

Iowa returns to action Nov. 2, hosting Minnesota at the CRWC Pool beginning at 5 p.m. (CT).

Michigan State Press Release

The Michigan State swimming and diving team turned in a strong performance on Friday night at the University of Iowa Aquatic Center. The men lost a battle to the Hawkeyes 182-113, and the women defeated Northern Iowa 244-56, but also fell to the Hawkeyes 182-117.

“I thought we great swam in the duals,” said assistant coach Kathleen Milloy. “It was the first meet of the year and for the freshman, it was their first dual meet ever. They had great travels, great preparation and then great execution.”

On the men’s side, Bryan Williams earned an individual win in the 200 freestyle, stopping the clock in 1:40.97. Also placing third in the event was Pat Falconer with a time of 1:43.31. Falconer later finished second overall in the 100 freestyle, clocking a time of 47.22. Williams also scored first-place points for MSU in the 100 and 200 butterfly with winning times of 49.12 and 1:50.81, respectively.

In the distance events, freshman Jon Burke turned in a third-place finish in the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 9:38.49. Burke also finished second overall in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:46.62, followed by freshman Adam Henley with a time of 4:54.00 for third place.

Freshman Alec Kandt was the top Spartan finisher in the 100 breaststroke, posting a time of 57.75. In the 50 freestyle, Kyle Workman scored third-place points with a time of 21.60. Also stepping up for the freshman was Sam Hiller who finished second overall in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:53.01. He was followed by Drew Goins in third with a time of 1:57.31. In the 200 individual medley, Nate Weeks scored second-place points with a time of 1:53.91.The Spartans ended the meet with a second and third-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay.

“Bryan Williams has started his senior campaign to make NCAAs with a bang,” Milloy said. “He won all of his individual events. All the classes had good swims. Particularly, freshman Sam Hiller had a great 200 backstroke. Pretty much everyone’s times were faster than last week.”

The women kicked off the meet with a third-place finish in the 200 medley relay as the team of Brooke Telander, Shelby Lacy, Sarah Love and Emily Parsons posted a time of 1:47.42. Becca Berman and Chelsea Abbott gave the competition a one-two punch in the 1,000 freestyle, placing first and second with times of 10:22.56 and 10:25.74, respectively. Berman also earned first-place points for the Spartans with a winning time of 5:08.28 in the 500 freestyle

Summer Strickler took first-place honors in the 200 freestyle, clocking a time of 1:53.47. She also finished second in the 100 freestyle with a time of 52.37. Posting a time of 1:06.76, Lacy turned in a second-place finish in the 100 backstroke.

Elizabeth Brown earned an individual win in the 100 butterfly with a first-place time of 2:04.61, followed by Hannah Pugh in third place with a time of 2:07.92. Brown later scored second-place points in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:09.45.

In the 50 freestyle, Telander placed third overall with a time of 24.11. Kelly Delorme was the top finisher for MSU in the 200 backstroke as she posted a time of 2:11.41. Leading the 200 breaststroke, Marina Borri clocked a time of 2:22.99 to finish second overall.

Winning the 100 butterfly, freshman Sarah Love posted a first-place time of 56.45. To end the meet, MSU finished second and third in the 400 freestyle relay.

“We had a really strong day on the women’s side across all classes,” said Milloy. “We were able to beat Northern Iowa and swam really strong against Iowa. Summer Strickler won the two free in a great race. Freshman Sarah Love had a very good first meet and won the 100 butterfly in 56.45, which is a great swim in October.”

On the boards, senior Christee Cordes secured her NCAA Zone Diving qualifying score on the 1-meter with a personal-best score of 273.50 to place third. She also posted a third-place score of 273.00 on the 3-meter. Freshman Brennan Labar finished second on the 3-meter with a score of 283.40, followed by Charles Maurer in third with a score of 247.90.

“Obviously Matt had to be at home with a loss in the family, and he was missed,” said Milloy. “But as a team, all week long they wanted to show loyalty and respect by having a great meet. I think that’s what they did.”

The Spartans will be back in action next weekend as the women host Illinois and Liberty on Friday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m.

Northern Iowa Press Release

The University of Northern Iowa swimming and diving team opened the season with a double dual at the University of Iowa on Friday afternoon. The Panthers fell to Michigan State 244-56 and to Iowa 238-61.

Sophomore Taylor Ostrowksi finished fifth in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:08.71. She also took eighth place in the 100 butterfly in 59.46

Freshman Aftin Phyfe had an impressive debut for the Panthers. She finished sixth in the 100 freestyle with a time of 54.19. She took eight in the 200 freestyle, finishing at 1:57.11. She wrapped her day with a ninth place finish in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.09.

Fellow freshman Veronica Herrmann also had a good first meet as a Panthers. She took seventh place in both the 100 breaststroke (1:08.10) and the 200 breaststroke (2:31.54).

Senior Natalie Johnson took fifth place in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:00.57. Fellow senior Caryn Knight placed ninth in the 200 IM with a time of 2:16.16. Junior Reva Bork had a ninth place finish in the 500 free, finishing at 5:26.17.

Sophomore Sarah Kemp finished sixth in the 3-meter dive event, scoring 219.80 points. Freshman Aslyn Clingman was the top finished for the Panthers in the 1-meter dive. She finished in ninth place with 212.50 points.

The Panthers will return to the pool on October 25th at 6 p.m. when they take on South Dakota State in Brookings, South Dakota.

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