Iowa Women Take Down Illinois in Big 10 Match Up

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The Iowa Hawkeyes won 11 of 16 events against conference foes, Illinois at their home pool this morning. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini for the fifth straight year with a final score of 174.5 to 125.5.

The Hawkeyes started the meet with a win in the 200-yard medley relay, when the A team of Allie OrvisEmma SougstadKelly McNamara and Olivia Kabacinski touched the pads in 1:44.65, just ahead of Illinois A team (1:44.88).

Kabacinski went on to win the 100-yard free in 51.55 and her teammate Shea Hoyt took the victory in the 100-yard breast in 1:04.87.

Sougstad had a successful meet, winning the 50-yard free in 23.89 and the 200-yard breast in 2:18.95, touching almost 4 seconds ahead of 2nd place finisher of Illinois Jennifer Coady (2:22.41). She got out touched in the 200-yard IM, finishing in 2:04.71, just behind Illinois’s Sam Stratford, who touched the pads 2:04.32.

Sophomore Meghan Lavelle also earned valuable points for the Hawkeyes, winning both the 100-yard back (57.35) and 200-yard back (2:04.39). Her teammate Abbey Schneider also gained points, winning the 1000-yard free in 10:20.14.

The Fighting Illini posted a 1-2 finish in the 200-yard free with Megan Vuong winning in 1:52.42 and Gabbie Stecker finishing 2nd shortly behind her in 1:52.53. Stecker went on to win the 500-yard free in 5:01.92. They took another victory in the 100-yard fly, when Lori Lynn

Iowa also got double victories in the diving events with Morgan Rafferty winning the 1m with a score of 267.75 and Lydia Lehnert winning the 3m with a score of 311.70.

The Fighting Illini took the victory in the final event, with the A team of Audrey RodawigGabby Bethke, Stecker and Sarah Skystus winning the 400 free relay in 3:28.97.

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Lani Cabrera

My name is Lani Cabrera and I’m from a small island in the Caribbean called Barbados. I am a senior on the swim team at Florida Gulf Coast University and I also swim for the Barbados National Team. I am studying Public Relations here at FGCU and I have always had …

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