Iowa State Women Secure 20th Program Win Over Omaha

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November 07th, 2021 Big 12, College, News

Iowa State vs Omaha (W)

  • Friday, November 5, 2021
  • Ames, Iowa
  • Results

Courtesy: Iowa State Athletics

AMES, Iowa. – The Iowa State swimming and diving team (4-1, 0-0 Big 12) downed Omaha (1-1, 0-0 Summit) Friday night by a score of 180-79. The Cyclones took the win in every event but one as they secured the 20th program win over the Mavericks.

Lucia Rizzo hit a career milestone, notching 500 career points with her second-place finish in the 200 free with 1:54.70. The senior notched a win in the 400 IM later in the dual to bring her career total to 509. Two points now separates Rizzo from recording her name on the all-time top scorers list.

In three-meter diving, Jayna Misra posted the sixth-best score in Iowa State history with 314.40, marking the first addition of her name to the three-meter top-performers list and her first Zone cut of the season. The junior topped her previous PR by 17.1 points.

Also on three-meter, freshman Kimball dove to a new PR of 266.40 as the Iowa State divers competed in exhibition on both boards.

On the one-meter Misra posted another Zone cut with 291.65, while sophomore Joscelyn Buss dove to her first career Zone cut with 289.85. Buss narrowly missed becoming an Iowa State top performer in the event by a score of .46. Lauren Kimball also faced a narrow miss, as a score of 2.10 separated her from a Zone cut as she totaled 262.90.

“I definitely saw improvements from our last meet,” Diving Coach Jeff Warrick said. “I was very excited to see the Zone-qualification scores. I thought Jayna has really stepped up her performance and was much more consistent. Joscelyn was pushing getting a Zone cut last year, but now she got it. Lauren had a great performance on one-meter and really showed big consistency improvements.”

A number of swimmers notched personal season bests including Brinley Horras as she swam to the win in the 200 free with 1:53.39. The Cyclones swept the event with Rizzo taking second and Jasmine Weiland grabbing third with 1:58.83.

Elizabeth Richardson swam to her first win in the 100 back of the season touching at 1:58.83. Trinity Gilbert (58.78) and Anna Ellis (59.97) all timed in in under a minute to provide the next sweep.

Swimmers continued notching their first event wins of the season and in their careers, including Keely Tierney in the 1000 free (10:41.45) and Alaina Breitbach in the 100 breast (1:05.14). Breitbach also went on to win the 200 breast in a time of 2:23.35.

Newcomer Winter Craig tallied her second 200 fly victory on the season with 2:05.90, dropping her personal season best by nearly four seconds with 2:05.90.

Freshman Carley Caughron continued her hot streak posting her fourth event title in five meets. Caughron notched the fastest 100 free time with 52.68, the first win of her career in the event. Touching next was Maddie Ziegert with 52.96 and Andie Quirke with 54.13, solidifying an additional Cyclone sweep on the night.

“We had people swimming different events and some other people had time to shine,” Head Coach Duane Sorenson said. “Winter really stood out in the 200 fly, Martha Haas was able to swim the 50 free since it’s right before the 100 breast usually and Carley swam the 100 free for the first time this year and did an outstanding job. Alaina Breitbach in both breaststroke races did outstanding.”

ON DECK- Mizzou Invite and Kansas Classic

Next up the divers head to Columbia, Mo. for the Mizzou Invite Nov. 17-19 and the swimmers take on the Kansas Classic in Topeka, Kan. Nov. 19-21 for the first championship-style meets of the season.

Courtesy: Omaha Athletics

AMES, Iowa – Omaha women’s swimming & diving returned to action Friday night with a dual meet at Iowa State. The Mavericks earned one first-place, seven second-place, and seven third place finishes in the 180-79 loss.

“Today was a great chance to see our swimmers compete in some events they haven’t had a chance to swim in so far this year,” said head coach Todd Samland. “It was nice to see many of our swimmers getting up and racing strong. We were able to see a few things that are starting to pay off from our hard work at practice.”

Hailey Matthews posted the lone first-place finish in the 200-backstroke. She swam a time of 2:05.97 to lead the event. Matthews also swam a second-place time of 2L06.01 in the 200-fly and a 4:35.08 400-IM.

Payton EasleyAnnie LeinartOlivia Theil, and Olivia Wassink all placed second for Omaha. Easley swam a 24.71 50-free, while Leinart finished second in the 200-breast with a time of 2:27.22.

Theil placed in the 500-free with a time of 5:29.18, while Wassink earned the final individual second-place finished in the 100-fly. She posted a time of 59.67.

A 400-free relay team of Wassink, Theil, Leinart, and Rylee Trojan placed second with a time of 3:39.94 in the closing event. Theil led the way with a time of 54.39 in the second leg of the race.

The 400-medley team of Easley, Gracie StreblowParker Hagemann, and Morgan Baker came in right behind the second-place finishers with a time of 3:48.00. Easley’s first leg of the race led the team with a time of 56.19.

Omaha earned third-place finishes in the 200-medley relay and five individual events. Streblow, Caroline GardnerAnnika Harthoorn, and Matthews posted a time of 1:47.24. Matthew closed the race with the quickest time of the event at 24.43.

Heidi Lenarz placed third in two events. Her time of 11:05.22 in the 1,000-free earned a top-three placement. She also swam a time of 4:49.45 in the 400-IM to finish third.

Gardner, Hagemann, and Bethany Gatlin added three more third-place finishes. Gardner posted a time of 1:06.41 in the 100-breast event, while Hagemann swam a 5:31.35 500-free. Gatlin competed in the 100-fly with a time of 1:00.52.

Both the men’s and women’s teams will be back in action on Saturday, Nov. 13. The Mavericks open league action hosting South Dakota State at 2 p.m.

“We have a big challenge in front of us with SDSU coming to Omaha next weekend. We hope to be competitive with them.”

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