- January 19, 2018
- Normal, Illinois
- Meet Results
- WOMEN: Northern Iowa 150, Illinois State 150
Courtesy of Northern Iowa Athletics
The University of Northern Iowa women’s swimming and diving team tied with Illinois State tonight at 150 points.
Katie Taylor swam to three individual first-place finishes tonight against the Redbirds. Taylor timed in at fifty-nine seconds and forty-seven hundredths of a second in the 100 backstroke. Taylor was five seconds ahead of the competition in the 200 backstroke, swimming a 2:02.48. Taylor rounded out the evening, swimming a 2:07.62 in the 200 IM.
Molly Lembezeder and Rachel Siebenaller took first and second places in the 100 freestyle, timing in at 52.95 and 53.42.
Crystal Florman swam to first place in the 50 freestyle, swimming a 24.21. Florman swam to second place in the 100 butterfly, swimming a 58.47.
Kylie Engstrom and Jordan McCullough led the way for the Panthers in the distance races. In the 500 freestyle, Engstrom swam to a winning time of 5:12.11. McCullough followed in third place with a time of 5:17.31. In the 1000 freestyle, Engstrom and McCullough took second and fourth, with times of 10:36.43 and 10:53.31 respectively.
The Panthers claimed the relay races tonight, taking first in both events. In the 400 medley relay, Taylor, Moriah Ross, Florman and Lembezeder timed in at 3:51.88. Florman and Lembezeder would meet up with Siebenaller and Lauren Kacmarynski in the 200 freestyle relay, swimming a 1:36.90.
Siebenaller and Maya Appleton took second and third in the 200 freestyle, timing in at 1:56.66 and 1:58.31 respectively.
Ross placed in both the 100 and 200 breaststrokes tonight. In the 200 breaststroke, Ross timed in at 2:23.16 for second place. Ross took third place in the 100 breaststroke, timing in at 1:07.05.
Kelsey Ostrowski and Alex Binkley swam into second and third place respectively in the 200 butterfly, with times of 2:14.66 and 2:18.37.
Madison Rinaldi swam to two third-place finishes today. Rinaldi swam a 59.47 in the 100 backstroke. In the 200 backstroke, Rinaldi finished with a time of 2:08.97.
In the diving well, the Panthers took second through fourth places on the 1-meter boards. Freshman Jayden Lovell led the way in second, diving a 249.22. Alyssa Deuso dove into third place with a score of 243.97. Senior Hannah Brummel rounded the Panthers out, diving a 221.92.
On 3-meter boards, Brummel led the way for the Panthers, diving a 234.07 for second place. Lovell followed in third place, scoring a 230.77.
The Panthers travel to Western Illinois tomorrow afternoon for a 2 p.m. meet.
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Courtesy of Illinois State Athletics
The Illinois State swimming and diving team finished in a tie in its dual meet Friday night at Horton Pool, as the Redbirds tied with the UNI Panthers, 150-150.
Jensen Keck led the Redbirds, winning two individual events, while Rachel Holm, Morgan Rosser, Alyssa Swanson and Mary Kate Tillotson each won an individual event apiece.
Keck took first place in both the 100-(1:04.87) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:21.85). Rosser finished first in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:31.62), while Holm earned first in the 100-yard butterfly (58.38). Tillotson touched the wall first in the 200-yard freestyle (1:54.20), as Swanson finished first in the 200-yard butterfly (2:13.72).
“I thought it was a very hard fought meet,” said head swimming coach Scott Cameron. “We knew this coming in this was going to be a battle with their team. Both teams swam really well, and there were a lot of exciting races. This sets us up well going into next week and into conference. There’s some things we need to work on, but overall I’m pleased with the team and excited for the next couple weeks.”
Karley Licking earned a pair of second-place finishes, taking second in both the 100-(59.07) and 200-yard backstroke (2:07.23). Savannah Rubocki also took second in two events, finishing both the 200-yard IM (2:11.57) and 500-yard freestyle (5:15.20) in second place.
Holm touched the wall second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:06.44), while Morgan Clark finished second in the 50-yard freestyle (24.88). The relay team of Clark, Holm, Keck and Licking finished second in the 400-yard medley relay with a time of (3:56.54). Clark, Molly Hill, Jessica Nichols, and Tillotson took second in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
Caroline Lecoeur led the way for the Redbird divers, with first-place finishes in both the 1-(292.20) and 3-meter diving events (277.95). Lecoeur’s score in the 1-meter dive qualified her for the Zone Diving Championships in March.
“I was happy with the way the divers performed,” said head diving coach Phil Hoffmann. “I thought there was some adversity with some dives early on, but they came back and battled well. Caroline’s performances were great for her first time diving as a Redbird. I was very happy with the way the team performed as a whole, and I look forward to the next two weekends.”
The Redbirds will compete in two meets next weekend. They will travel to Evansville, Ind. on Friday, Jan. 26, before welcoming Washington-St. Louis to Horton Pool, Saturday, Jan. 27 at 1 p.m.
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