Northern Iowa Women’s Swimming Crushes South Dakota State

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November 14th, 2016 College, NCAA Division I Mid-Major

Meet Stats

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  • November 11, 2016
  • Score
    • Northern Iowa 205, South Dakota State 94

Press Release

Courtesy of Northern Iowa Athletics

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa–The University of Northern Iowa swam to victory over the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits, 205-94.

Moriah Ross, Katie Taylor, Crystal Florman and Molly Lembezeder grabbed a first place finish in the 200 medley relay, timing in at one minute, forty-six seconds and forty-nine hundredths of a second.  Lembezeder and Florman would team up with Aftin Phyfe and Autumn Roepsch for a first place finish in the 200 freestyle relay.

Rachel Siebenaller, Maya Appleton, and Phyfe took 1-2-3 in the 200 freestyle. Siebenaller led with a time of 1:56.40, Appleton followed at 1:58.45, and Phyfe rounded the group out at 1:58.83.

Ross led the Panthers in the 100 breaststroke, timing in at 1:05.59 for first place. Roepsch and Veronica Herrmann grabbed second and third places, with times of 1:07.22 and 1:07.47 respectively.

Lembezeder would grab two individual first place finishes in the 50 and 100 freestyles. Lembezeder had times of 24.39 and 52.55.

Kylie Engstrom nabbed first place in the 1000 freestyle, timing in at 10:47.25. Engstrom would take third in the 500 freestyle, nabbing a time of 5:16.49.

Katie Taylor continued her dominance in the pool, taking first place in the 100 backstroke with a time of 57.22. Sophomore Madison Rinaldi grabbed second place, timing in at 1:00.49

Taylor would grab first place in the 200 backstroke, timing in at 2:03.37. Taylor’s time was two seconds off the school record. Phyfe would nab second place, with a time of 2:12.17.

Taylor would grab another first place finish in the 200 IM, timing in at 2:08.96. Madison Rinaldi would follow in third place with a time of 2:06.53.

Ross grabbed the first place spot in the 200 breaststroke, timing in at 2:24.92. Herrmann swam into second place with a time of 2:27.23.

Freshman Jordan McCullough would grab second place in the 500 and 1000 freestyles. McCullough timed in at 5:16.45 in the 500 freestyle and 11:00.17 in the 1000 freestyle.

Florman swam into second place with a time of 53.39 in the 100 freestyle.

Kelsey Ostrowski took second place in the 200 butterfly, timing in at 2:12.13. Stephanie Jackson followed in third, swimming a 2:12.74.

Ropesch grabbed third place in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.23.

“We are making steps in the right direction,” commented head coach Doug Humphrey after the meet.


Sophomore Alyssa Deuso took first place in the 1-meter diving, scoring 218.92. With that score, Deuso tied her personal best for the Panthers. Hannah Brummel took third and Emma Billerbeck took fourth, with dives of 203.39 and 190.50.

Brummel would take second in the 3-meter diving, with a dive score of 215.16. Billerbeck nabbed third place with a score of 203.63 and Deuso rounded the Panther divers out with a dive score of 201.52.


The UNI Swimming team will travel to the Big Challenge, hosted by the University of Kansas, Nov. 18-20. The Diving squad will head to the TYR Invite, hosted by Northwestern University, Nov. 18-20.

Stay up-to-date with UNI Swimming and Diving at, @UNISwimming on Twitter and @uniswimdive on Instagram.

Press Release

Courtesy of South Dakota State Athletics

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Alex Spinner, Emily Moore and Kristin Erf each won event titles, but the South Dakota State University women’s swimming and diving team dropped a 205-94 non-conference decision to Northern Iowa in dual action Friday afternoon.

The Jackrabbits dropped to 2-2 in duals this season and will compete Saturday afternoon at Summit League rival Omaha.

Moore won the 3-meter diving competition with a score of 231.83 points over six dives and added a runner-up finish on the 1-meter board with a score of 209.85.

Spinner, a freshman from Prior Lake, Minnesota, claimed the 200-yard butterfly in 2 minutes, 10.66 seconds for the first Jackrabbit victory on the day, while Erf, a junior from Oakdlae, Minnesota, won the 100 butterfly in 58.00 seconds.

Spinner and Erf also made up half of the Jackrabbits’ runner-up 200 medley relay, teaming with Sam Prasher and Ashley Theobald for a time of 1:47.63. Erf also swam on SDSU’s other relay, team with Daniela Santillan Lahud, Gabby Langerud and Richelle Bruyckere for a second-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:40.20.

Also for the Jackrabbits, Cassie Hendricks posted a pair of top-three finishes in individual events. She placed second in the 50 freestyle in 25.16 seconds and took third in 100 freestyle, 54.23 seconds.

Northern Iowa won 13 of the 16 events and was led by three-time winner Katie Taylor, who claimed the 100 backstroke (:57.22), 200 backstroke (2:03.37) and 200 individual medley (2:08.96).

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