Minnesota Women Complete Sweep of Iowa in Minneapolis

MINNESOTA VS IOWA (WOMEN)

  • Live Results
  • Hosted by the University of Minnesota
  • Saturday, October 29th
  • 25 yards
  • Dual meet format

FINAL TEAM SCORES

  • Minnesota Golden Gophers 186
  • Iowa Hawkeyes 114

The Minnesota women completed the sweep of Iowa today, following the Gopher men’s 185.5-113.5 win last night, with a similar victory over their Big Ten foe.  The Gophers won 11 of the 16 events contested today, including both relays to take the win with a final score of 186-114.

Minnesota sisters Danielle and Chantal Nack were both double event winners, with Danielle taking the 100 free (50.31) and 200 freestyle (1:49.30,) and little sister Chantal owning the 500 free (4:57.96) and taking a close win for the 100 back (55.67.)  Sarah Bacon was also took both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events for the Gophers.

Minnesota’s most impressive swim of the night was Kiera Smith’s 2:13.08 win for the 200 breaststroke, which currently is the 10th fastest time turned in this season for the NCAA.

Iowa had two double event winners as well, led by Emma Sougstad who dropped the #9 time in the NCAA so far for the 100 breast with her 1:01.33 win, and later took the 200 IM in 2:01.87.  Tereysa Lehnertz also won both butterfly events with a 55.48 and 2:02.76 for the 100 and 200 yard events respectively.

 

PRESS RELEASE – MINNESOTA:

The Minnesota women’s swimming and diving team beat Iowa 186-114 on Saturday. The Gophers won 11 of 16 events at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center.

“I think we’ve got such an incredible conference of swimming and diving,” head coach Kelly Kremer said. “We’re the best diving conference in the country and we’re starting to kind of show that we’re the best, if not, certainly among the best conferences, in swimming as well. Anytime you face a Big Ten team, it’s going to be a good competition and it’s always nice to get a win.”

The Gophers opened and closed the meet with relay wins. Tevyn Waddell, Lindsey Horejsi, Danielle Nackand Allison Schumacher took first in the 200 medley relay in 1:41.01. Nack, Zoe Avestruz, Schumacher andAbigail Raatz won the 200 free relay in 1:33.19.

Sarah Bacon won both diving events in her second collegiate meet. She posted a score of 317.85 on the 1-meter board, and 377.10 on the 3-meter board. Lexi Tenenbaum was second in both 1-meter (289.73) and 3-meter (339.23).

In addition to being on both winning relays, Danielle Nack won the 200 and 100 free races. She finished the 200 free in 1:49.30, and the 100 in 50.31. Avestruz was fourth (52.01) in the 100.

Chantal Nack’s first of two individual wins was in the 100 backstroke (55.67) to lead a strong race for the Gophers. Her time was a lifetime best. Avestruz (55.85) was second and Katelyn Holmquist (56.99) was fourth.

Minnesota also claimed the win in the 200 back, with Brooke Zeiger posting a 2:02.37. Holmquist (2:05.13) was fourth.

Chantal Nack’s second win came in the 500 free, when she touched in an in-season best 4:57.96. Erin Emery (5:04.02) followed in second.

Breanne Siwicki won the 1,650 free in 17:03.62. Emery was second in 17:12.45, and Lauren Lalumierefourth in 17:29.24.

“I thought the Nack sisters were awesome today,” Kremer said. “Chantal was phenomenal. I think those were some lifetime bests for her. Her sister, Danielle, we put her into the freestyles because she’s going to be a critical component on our freestyle relays at the end of the year, and she’s showing why. She really had a beautiful meet. …We moved people around on different events, and we hadn’t done the 1,650 yet this year. It’s great to see Breanne Siwicki closing out her career against Iowa with a win in the 1,650. Those are the ones that kind of stand out, but it was a nice meet for us.”

Kierra Smith, who already had an NCAA 200 breaststroke “B” cut in the season-opener, again beat the “B” standard with a 2:13.08 to win. Kaela Marcus (2:19.77) and Rae Bullinger (2:21.86) finished third and fourth.

The Gophers had 2-3-4 finishes in the 100 breaststroke, 200 butterfly and 50 free. In the 100 breast, it wasKierra Smith (1:02.18), Rae Bullinger (1:03.01) and Rachel Munson (1:03.47). Brooke Zeiger (2:03.89),Breanne Siwicki (2:05.09) and Rina Krupsky (2:05.12) scored in the 200 fly. In the 50 free it was Lindsey Horejsi (23.78), Allison Schumacher (23.80) and Abigail Raatz (23.94).

Zeiger (2:02.68) and Madison Preiss (2:07.88) placed second and third in the 200 IM. Schumacher (56.54) was Minnesota’s top 100 fly finisher in fourth, with Waddell and Kaia Grobe following.

The Gopher men and women will be back in action in a home dual meet against North Dakota on Nov. 4.

 

PRESS RELEASE – IOWA:

MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team notched five individual victories in a Big Ten Conference dual against 16th-ranked Minnesota on Saturday in Minneapolis.  The Hawkeyes were topped by the Gophers, 186-114.

Senior Emma Sougstad and junior Tereysa Lehnertz combined for four of Iowa’s five individual wins on the day.

Sougstad touched first in the 100 breast with a NCAA “B” qualifying time of 1:01.33.  The Forest City, Iowa, native also posted a win in the 200 IM, clocking in with a time of 2:01.87. Sougstad swam the second leg of Iowa’s 200-medley relay team that took second-place with a time of 1:42.46.

Lehnertz swam to victories in the 100 and 200 fly, posting times of 55.48 and 2:02.76.

Iowa’s final individual victory of the day came in the 50 free.  Junior Mekenna Scheitlinsprinted to a first-place time of 23.36, edging second-place by four tenths of a second.  Scheitlin was also a member of Iowa’s 200 free and 200-medley relay teams, which both garnered second-place finishes.

The Hawkeyes notched second-place showings in the 100 free, 200 free, 200 back, and 200 breast. Freshman Hannah Burvill touched with a time of 50.59 in the 100 free before clocking in at 1:49.73 in the 200 free.  Junior Nikol Lagodzinska was Iowa’s top finisher in the 200 back swimming to a career best time of 2:02.72, while fellow junior Shea Hoyt led the Hawkeyes in the 200 breast with a time of 2:19.38.

Sophomore Jacintha Thomas led Iowa in the diving well on Saturday.  She tallied a third-place score of 283.20 off the 1 meter — a NCAA Zones standard score.  Thomas also dove to a score of 269.70 in the 3 meter to finish sixth.

The Hawkeyes return to the pool Nov. 3 for their home opener, hosting South Dakota at the CRWC Natatorium.

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